September 14, 2010
via Xinhua News Agency
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley said the government is funding a project that will make it easier for internationally trained architects to find work in their field.
“Newcomers need to have their credentials and their work experience recognized, and done so in a timely manner,” Finley told reporters.
“That is why the government of Canada is working with the provinces and territories, and encouraging partners to work together to improve foreign credential recognition,” she added.
Under its Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications, the Canadian Government is working on rules to streamline credential recognition for eight professions, including architects, engineers, accountants, medical laboratory technicians, pharmacists, physiotherapists and registered nurses.