Gaining recognition

Canada is hoping to speed up credential assessments for 10 new jobs
By Nir Rozenberg
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/17/2014

Canada has been attracting hundreds of thousands of skilled workers from abroad in high-priority occupations for decades. Immigrants approved for permanent residence arrive in Canada seeking employment in their field. 

But there’s a problem: For regulated occupations, new immigrants often wait years for their foreign-obtained credentials to be assessed. As a result, they are not guaranteed to be working in their field — at least not until they have been authorized to do so by the regulatory body or governing agency.