Foreign Qualification Recognition

Foreign qualification recognition is the process of verifying that the education, skills and experience obtained in another country meet the standards established for Canadian workers. It is a complex issue involving various stakeholder groups.

  • Progress Report 2010-2011 – A Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta
    Read about the progress made during 2010-2011 in assessing and recognizing foreign-earned qualifications to help newcomers work in their field of education and experience.
     
  • A Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
    This first progress report describes the work that federal, provincial and territorial governments have undertaken to help internationally trained professionals find work in their fields. The implementation of the framework is currently chaired by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Alberta Human Services through the Forum of Labour Market Ministers. Read the news release.
     
  • Working in Alberta
    Access resources to determine which occupations and trades are regulated in Alberta, and whether you need to have your foreign-earned qualifications assessed.
     
  • How to work in your occupation in Alberta
    This brochure helps skilled immigrants find out if they need to be licensed or certified to work in their profession. Find a list of regulated occupations and contact information for professional regulatory organizations and download licensing guides.
     
  • Education Overview Guides
    This is an online resource that explains how international education compares to Canada’s education and standards. Employers, human resource professionals, potential and recent newcomers can all use this simple tool to better understand how foreign earned education compares to Alberta’s standards. A short video takes you on a tour of the new website.
     
  • Progress Report 2009-2010 – A Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta
    Read about the progress made during 2009-2010 in assessing and recognizing foreign-earned qualifications to help newcomers work in their field of education and experience.
     
  • Interim Report – A Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta
    Highlights key achievements and implementation progress of the plan to the end of May 2009.
     
  • A Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta
    Read about Alberta’s plan to improve recognition of immigrants’ foreign-earned qualifications, training and experience. Developed through stakeholder consultation and several government ministries, the plan includes and recognizes the critical role of employers, educational institutions, professional regulatory organizations and immigrant-serving agencies.
     
  • Canadian Immigration Integration Program
    Watch a video that highlights some supports and services for newcomers who are finalizing their immigration requirements to come to Canada.
     
  • What We heard Summary Report, August 2007
    Roundtable discussions on the recognition of foreign-earned credentials, skills and work experience in Alberta.
     
  • Health Career Centres
    Centres in Edmonton and Calgary offer a range of services to help doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals who received their training outside of Canada navigate the registration and licensing processes.
     
  • Immigrant Access Fund
    Information about micro loans for the accreditation, training and upgrading of internationally trained immigrants.
     
  • Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) – Occupational Profiles
    Examine over 500 occupations and get all the details, from duties, salaries and advancement opportunities to personal characteristics and educational qualifications. 
     
  • International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS)
    This service compares educational qualifications from other countries to provincial educational standards.
     
  • International Education Guides
    These guides provide current and comprehensive profiles of the educational systems in other countries and how credentials from these countries compare to educational standards in Canada.
Created: 2008-10-30
Modified: 2014-02-07
PID: 6427