BES Application Form 1
Building Environmental Systems Operator Information & Application
We are currently accepting applications for the Building Environmental Systems Operator (BES) Bridge
Training Program for Internationally Trained Professionals.
Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted & reviewed on an on-going basis.
Spaces are limited, do not wait to apply!
Please review all eligibility criteria before submitting your application. For inquiries please contact or (416) 491-5050 ext. 77337.
To apply for Seneca’s BES Bridge Training Program, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:
1. Applicants are internationally trained individuals with a post-secondary degree or diploma.
2. Applicants are internationally trained Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Convention
3. Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Assessment at Level 7 (preferred).
Email the following documents to
• Letter of Interest
• Resume
• Proof of CLB Assessment
• Immigration Status documentation
• Copies of Academic Credentials (degrees, diplomas, and/or certificates)
• Copies of Credential Assessment (if available at the time of application)
• Completed Application Form (see following pages)
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1. Letter of Interest:
Your letter of interest should be 1 page single spaced (maximum) and address the following questions:
A. Why are you interested in the BES Program?
B. What do you hope to gain from your participation in the BES Program?
C. Why do you think you are a good candidate for the BES Program?
2. Resume:
Your resume must be detailed and updated (2 full pages is ideal, 3 pages maximum). It must be in a
chronological format, beginning with your current or most recent employment. Please be sure to
include the following:
1. All employment that you have held, whether in your field or not, with clear bullet point explanations
of your responsibilities and accomplishments
2. All academic qualifications (exact names of degrees, certificates, diplomas, etc), including any
education completed in Canada, with dates
3. Professional memberships, licenses, designations, etc
4. Any professional training or skills upgrading that you have completed in or outside of Canada
including names of institutions and dates attended.
3. CLB Assessment:
You will need to provide proof of completion of a Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment at Level 7.
CLB Assessments should be obtained within the last 12 months from the date of
application to be valid. CLB Assessments accepted by the BES Program include the following:
• WLA
CLB Assessments are free for Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees and Canadian Citizens.
For more information and to book an appointment, please contact the YMCA at (416) 925-5642 or
visit the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks website for a list of Assessment Centres in Ontario.
4. Immigration Status:
You will be required to submit a copy of one of the following: Citizenship Card, Canadian Passport,
Permanent Resident Card, or Proof of Refugee Status.
5. Copies of Academic Qualifications:
Please provide a proof of all of your academic credentials in your submission, (copies of any
diplomas, degrees and/or certificates).
6. Academic Credentials:
If you are accepted into the program, you will be asked to provide credential assessment results from
an approved credential assessment agency. For more information on approved credential assessment
services, please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website.
7. Completed Application Form: (see following pages).
Please answer every question in full to the best of your ability.
Important Information:
• Your application is not complete until all documentation has been submitted.
• Pleasedonotissueoriginalcopiesofdocumentation–photocopiesareacceptable.
• Pleasecompleteeachsubmissiontothebestofyourabilityasthisisacompetitiveapplication
First Name:
Last Name:
Street Unit #/Apt
City Province Postal Code
Telephone #: (Home) (Cell)
Alternate Email:
Please answer all questions and provide detail where required.
Are you legally eligible to work in Canada? YES NO
What is your immigration status?
Permanent Resident Canadian Citizen Convention Refugee
What date did you arrive in Canada?
What is your primary professional area of expertise or specialization?
If applicable, what are your other areas of expertise or specialization? Please rank in
order from highest to lowest.
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Building Environmental Systems Operator Application Form
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How many years of professional experience do you have in your field?
Have you ever worked in your professional field or a related field in Canada? Include
seasonal work, part time, temporary, etc.
If yes, please specify: (if you require more space, please attach on separate sheet of paper)
Name of the organization:
Employment Start Date: End Date:
Job Title:
Brief description of your role and responsibilities:
Name of the organization:
Employment Start Date: End Date:
Job Title:
Brief description of your role and responsibilities:
Are you currently or have you ever participated in any other bridging or employment
program(s), job search workshop(s), resume and interview coaching workshop(s), etc?
If yes, please specify: (if you require more space, please attach on separate sheet of paper)
Name of the organization:
Name of the program/course/workshop:
Date enrolled/attended: to
Start Date End Date
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Name of the organization:
Name of the program/course/workshop:
Date enrolled/attended: to
Start Date End Date
Do you have a current and valid Ontario drivers license? YES NO
If yes, please specify your class: G1 G2 G
Do you currently hold any professional Canadian licenses, certifications, or designations?
If yes, please specify:
If no, do you plan to apply for any professional licenses, certifications or designations?
If yes, please specify:
In the past year, what steps have you taken to gain employment in your field? Please
be specific as to which strategies you have used, and how much time you spend on job
How did you hear about Seneca’s BES Certificate? Please be specific.
I, the undersigned, certify that the information in this application has been completed by
myself, the applicant, and is true and complete, to the best of my knowledge.
First Name:
Last Name:
Thank you for completing this application and for your interest in Seneca’s BES Bridge Training Certificate Program.