Fast tracking foreign-trained professionals

New program assesses and recognizes international credentials faster
||Last Updated: 06/07/2007

The federal government has launched the first phase of a program to help foreign-trained individuals get their credentials recognized faster.

The 2007 budget set aside $32.3 million for the first five years of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO), which will help internationally trained individuals get their credentials assessed and recognized more quickly.

"Too many newcomers can't get jobs they have been trained for. That's a terrible waste, for them and for the country," said Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diane Finley.