Foreign qualification recognition

Online tools and other information on getting foreign-earned education, skills and work experience recognized in Alberta.

Online tools and resources

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
This interactive online course for employers uses questions and practical examples to help employers understand the concepts of diversity and inclusion, and how to apply these concepts to the workplace and organization.

Navigating the Interview Videos and Guide
This series of videos, with two supporting guides, helps Canadian employers more effectively understand and assess the skills of internationally educated applicants. It also helps internationally trained applicants understand the Canadian interview process, improve their job interview skills and ability to explain to Canadian employers their skills and experience.

Work and Culture Online
This online tool helps employers and internationally trained professionals navigate intercultural communication issues in Alberta’s workplaces.

Accreditation Fact Sheets
These online fact sheets provide comprehensive information on the steps required to obtain licensure for internationally trained professionals. There are currently fact sheets for 56 occupations in Alberta.

Working in Alberta

Transferring your credentials
Access resources to determine which occupations and trades are regulated in Alberta, and whether you need to have your foreign-earned qualifications assessed.

Occupational profiles
Learn about over 500 occupations – from duties, salaries and advancement opportunities to personal characteristics and educational qualifications.

Reports

Progress Report 2011-2013 –  A Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Read about the progress made during 2011-2013 in recognizing foreign-earned qualifications to help newcomers work in their field of education and experience.

Progress Report 2010-2011 – A Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta (PDF, 404 KB)
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 Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta (PDF, 799 KB)
Read about Alberta’s plan to improve recognition of immigrants’ foreign-earned qualifications, training and experience.

An Action Plan for Better Foreign Qualifications Recognition (PDF, 353 KB)
This Action Plan was launched by federal, provincial and territorial governments to renew efforts under the Framework and to continue to address remaining foreign qualification recognition challenges.

A Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications – Progress Report (PDF, 698 KB)
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.

A Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
Read about the shared vision, guiding principles, and desired outcomes for improving the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications in regulated occupations in Canada.

Other websites

Canadian Immigrant Integration Program
Watch a video that highlights some supports and services for newcomers who are finalizing their immigration requirements to come to Canada.

Health Career Centres
Health Career 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.

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Modified: 2016-11-03
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