2 BES Application Form
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?
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:
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.
• Your application is not complete until all documentation has been submitted.