Futures in Digital Health Careers

Date: October, 2020

Futures in Digital Health Careers (DHC): Connecting Internationally Trained Healthcare & IT Professionals to the Canadian Labour Market

The Futures in Digital Health Careers (DHC) program is specifically geared towards connecting internationally-trained healthcare and IT professionals to the Canadian labour market. Recognizing the challenge in having to begin ones training and certification anew in Canada, the DHC program offers tailored support and comprehensive information about the current digital health informatics sector to experienced clients. The program aims to support eligible professionals to find alternative careers paths that best suit their existing skills and strengths to the digital health job market in Canada.

Since 2018, the program has successfully delivered 9 cohorts, resulting in approximately 100 clients who have completed the program. DHC has consistently covered relevant topics around resume writing, labour market research, tailored interview approaches, leveraging LinkedIn, and networking tips to help build a comprehensive set of soft and critical thinking skills that would serve clients even after they’ve graduated. Apart from 1-2-1 support from a dedicated job developer, every cohort also has the opportunity to listen in on guest lectures from highly qualified professionals as well as being linked to a mentor currently working in the health informatics and digital health sector for current and relevant advice. After 4 weeks clients attend a culminating event that celebrates their hard work and commitment to the program. This also includes one final networking and Q&A session with a panel of 4 distinguished guests.

As of April 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program rapidly adopted a Remote Delivery Method (RDM), to effectively develop virtual webinars and materials to continue supporting clients in an interactive fashion despite the social distancing.

To learn more about the upcoming 10th Cohort that is to be delivered between 2nd-30th November or for further questions, please submit a request for Digital Health Careers to a service provider near you!

Program features include:

  • Four weeks of pre-employment in-class sessions
  • Personalized support to complete an employment action plan
  • One-on-one employment planning and support
  • A networking activity
  • Informational interview opportunities*
  • For select group session: Sector-specific information and resources provided by Digital Health Canada (our learning content partner) to complete 4 out of 6 modules for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMSTM) credential for those interested to pursue that

Program Eligibility:

  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • Available to attend the mandatory 4-week in-class training delivered Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Committed to building an alternative career in Health Informatics
  • Actively searching for employment
  • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 or higher (verbal and written)

Hurry up and register for the last cohort of this amazing program! Sign up now by submitting a request through Compass to Connect for Digital Health Careers!

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