Government of Canada 2011 Progress Report on Foreign Credential Recognition
Posted on 2012/05/07
Minister Kenney of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recently released Strengthening Canada’s Economy – the Government of Canada 2011 Progress Report on Foreign Credential Recognition.

This fourth annual report highlights progress made by CIC, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Service Canada, and Health Canada to reduce the barriers to foreign credential recognition for internationally trained individuals. CIC and its partner departments have been working in collaboration with the provinces, territories and key stakeholders to develop tools, processes and initiatives aimed at helping integrate newcomers into the labour market at a level commensurate with their education, skills and experience.

Some achievements in the report include:

• expansion of the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP), which is designed and managed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges. CIIP currently offers pre-arrival orientation sessions in up to 25 countries, based on demand.
• an innovative assessment and bridging program to help internationally educated nurses meet regulatory requirements for licensure across Canada.
• launch of the International Qualifications Network website for stakeholders to share information and best practices in credential assessment.

If you would like to view the full report, please go to the Foreign Credentials Referral Office’s website.