What it is
The Arrival to FinTech Ready (AFR) program prepares newcomers to Canada for careers in blockchain and financial technology.
The program is divided into multiple parts:
1. Upon application, you may be selected to participate in an interview conducted by ICTC’s research team.
2. Should you be selected as a participant to the AFR program, you will then take a three-week ICTC course in FinTech, as well as orientation to Canadian business practices.
3. If selected to move forward from there, you will complete a three semester Blockchain certificate program at George Brown College.
4. As part of the George Brown College curriculum, you will compete a 360-hour paid work placement with an Ontario employer. This will provide you with practical work integrated learning experience.
Why it matters
The AFR program upskills newcomers in Ontario to help prepare for a career in blockchain, a booming industry, being used more and more predominantly in financial services, cryptocurrency, and supply chain management. The median salary across blockchain-based industry is roughly $113,000.
Who is eligible
|Residency status in Ontario:||Newcomer|
|Employment status:||Legally entitled to work in Canada|
|Unemployed or underemployed|
|Education:||Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science or a related field|
|Language level CLB7 or higher|
To apply, email us at [email protected]