Backgrounder - Funding to improve foreign credential recognition processes

As outlined below, funding of $1.2 million is being provided for five projects through Human Resources and Social Development Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program to improve foreign credential recognition processes in Canada.

  • The Association of Canadian Community Colleges will receive $147,387 to identify programs and services available in colleges or institutes that prepare immigrant students to integrate into the labour force.
  • The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists will receive $213,496 to create an Internet information portal that will provide information about registration and licensure, the health-care system and the occupational therapy environment in Canada.
  • The Pan-Canadian Sector Council and Immigrant Dialogue of the Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training will receive $246,711 to conduct three regional dialogues involving sector councils, employers and immigrant-serving agencies that focus on partnerships and information.
  • The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science will receive $138,172 to improve the clarity and accessibility of materials used by internationally educated medical laboratory technologists.
  • The National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies will receive $499,836 to investigate issues related to the entry of foreign-trained practitioners and the development of an entry-to-practice examination for competency assessment.

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