Online database matches foreign-trained engineers with jobs

Standardized skills and experience checklists help employers find best-fit candidates
||Last Updated: 07/23/2010

A new tool to help internationally trained engineers find jobs in their field was launched last week.

Despite the fact immigrants with engineering backgrounds arriving in Canada since 1986 are highly educated and experienced, they have been locked out of their profession in Canada, according to the Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering (CAPE).

To address that discrepancy, CAPE launched an online database and search engine designed to match foreign- and domestic-trained engineers with appropriate jobs.