Middle-level Managers (MLM) with Technical Background Bridging Program


Kickstart your career in Canada with a Certificate in Project Management for Technical Professionals  

Project leader. Development manager. Technical lead. Many exciting roles await you in Canada. The demand for skilled project managers is growing, and The Chang School is eager to support internationally trained immigrants (ITIs) in accelerating their careers here in Canada.

Do you have experience in IT, engineering, science, environmental science, or other related sectors? Have you worked in project management before? Our provincially supported Middle-Level Managers (MLM) with Technical Background Bridge Training Program will help you boost your resume and transition seamlessly into rewarding project management positions.

You can complete the program online in as little as eight months. You will graduate with a Certificate in Project Management for Technical Professionals. This certificate includes training in:

  • Project management skills 
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication practices
  • Canadian workplace culture

Keen to get your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification? Good news – you’ll also meet the required education contact hours to write the PMP exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Let’s kickstart your project management career: we’re ready to help you, every step of the way.  

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Meet Our Learners
The certification program included practical exercises, case studies, and simulations that allowed me to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. This hands-on approach helped me develop essential skills. Plus, I met wonderful professors and classmates during my time at TMU that I can now call friends.
—Henmary Acosta

Application Process

If you’re interested and meet the admission criteria, contact mlm@torontomu.ca. Candidates must attend an information and orientation session.

Qualified candidates will receive the MLM Program Application Form and the Ontario Bridge Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) Application Form.

Admission Criteria

All applicants to the MLM bridge training program must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or convention refugee living in Ontario at the time of application
  • Be an ITI in a technical area
  • Have a post-secondary education outside of Canada
  • Have previous work experience in project management
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency at this level or higher:
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) Level 7, or
    • IELTS of 6.0

Financial Support

Candidates for the MLM Bridge Training Program can apply for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP), which provides bursary assistance to internationally trained immigrants with financial need.

Bursary assistance is restricted to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons living in Ontario, and is intended to fully cover direct education costs such as tuition and books.


Email: mlm@torontomu.ca
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 552713


Middle-level Managers (MLM) with Technical Background Bridging Program is funded by:

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