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What are alternative jobs?
An alternative job is a position in the same or a related field to your original occupation.
Some professions are regulated in Ontario to protect public health and safety. That means that you must have a licence to work in these professions.
It can be very complicated, time-consuming and expensive to get a licence to work in a regulated profession in Ontario.
By working in a non-regulated job in the same or a related field, you can:
- Use your knowledge and skills
- Learn terminology
- Get valuable Canadian work experience
- Develop professional networks
You may decide to work in an alternative job while you work towards getting licensed or as a new career choice.
The Alternative Jobs section on Settlement.Org has information about nearly 50 alternative jobs for certain regulated professions.
Read and compare key information about each job, including:
- On-the-job duties
- The education and experience employers expect
- Labour market information
- Skill and language training programs
Watch videos of newcomers talking about their experiences of entering and working in an alternative job.
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September 17, 2015