Media/Photo Op Advisory - New Program Focuses on Enhancing Ontario's Environmental Engineering Talent

    -Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Ministry of Citizenship and
    Immigration to Help Launch Program for Internationally Trained
    Environmental Engineers-

    TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 9:00 am,
Representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada as well as the
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration will join Toronto and Region
Conservation (TRCA) and supporting organizations to launch the Professional
Access and Integration Enhancement (PAIE) Program for internationally trained
environmental engineers. The program will help these professionals gain the
Ontario-specific training and work experience they need to transition into
Ontario's workforce.
    The official launch of the PAIE Program will take place at TRCA's Black
Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto.

    Event details are as follows:

    WHEN:        Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm


                 -  Gerri-Lynn O'Connor, Chair, TRCA
                 -  Brian Denney, CAO, TRCA
                 -  Sakthy Nithianandan, Settlement Officer, Citizenship and
                    Immigration Canada
                 -  Suzanne Gordon, Manager, Labour Market Integration Unit,
                    Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
                 -  PAIE I project partners: Accessible Community Counselling
                    and Employment Services, Association of Professional
                    Geoscientists of Ontario, Canadian Institute of Planners,
                    Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University,
                    Ontario Professional Planners Institute
                 -  PAIE II project partners: Accessible Community
                    Counselling and Employment Services, Workplace
                    Communication and Diversity Inc.
                 -  In conjunction with Professional Engineers Ontario and
                    with support from Council for Access to the Profession of

                 11:30 - 12:30 pm: PAIE Luncheon

    WHERE:       Black Creek Pioneer Village (Theatre)
                 Located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto

    MORE INFO:   Visit TRCA's website at or contact Marisa
                 Iorfida-Sdao (416) 661-6600 Ext. 5582, or e-mail

For further information:

For further information: For media information, contact: Brown & Cohen
Communications and Public Affairs Inc., at (416) 484-1132, Rowena Calpito, ext
4,; or Wendy Kauffman, ext 3,

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