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>> Tuesday, January 17, 2012


As a newly landed immigrant, part of your challenge to try and go back to your carreer in a a new country. As a foreign Worker in Canada, your work experience as well as your education may not be that relevant to the current labour market.

Depending on which province you will eventually wish to settle, as a foreign worker, you may be asked to either study for a few years and eventually take the licensure examination to be able to practice your trade or profession.

Clients of our companies would normally handle this assessment when they already land in Canada, via the
Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO).

Last January 16, 2012 Canada launched a website that aims to help newly landed immigrants in their credentials assessment, to help them integrate much easier to Canada's Labour Market.

The International Qualification Network (IQN) website, is here to make the transition of your career from your home country to Canada easier. Basically its a virtual space for employers, regulatory bodies, governments and organizations helping immigrants to capitalize with foreign workers credentials on promising qualification assessment and recognition practices.

The information posted on the IQN will benefit everyone in all jurisdictions across Canada. Examples of innovative foreign qualifications practices include:

  • The Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre in Nova Scotia posted a profile of its program to assist internationally educated health-care professionals in getting their credentials recognized and integrating into the province’s labour market. The profile serves as a model for other nursing associations in other provinces to design their own program.
  • The Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Project (MMBP) posted an outline of its eight-month bridging program for internationally educated midwives who want to practice in British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The outline provides valuable information to foreign midwives and organizations assisting immigrants.

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As a person with foreign worker credentials, this website aims to help you reach your full potential when you reach and land in Canada.

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