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Foreign qualifications

What are foreign credentials?

What are foreign qualifications?

What is Foreign Qualifications Recognition (FQR or FCR)?

Who does Foreign Qualifications Recognition affect?

What professions does Foreign Qualifications Recognition affect?

What are the regulated professions?

Where can I get my foreign credentials assessed?

Where can I learn more about Foreign Credentials recognition?

Where can I read Presentations from the 2015 Foreign Qualifications Summit?


What are foreign credentials?

Foreign credentials are any documents that can attest to completion of an educational program that certifies gained knowledge in a particular area such as school diplomas, academic transcripts, occupational certifications. The documents are called foreign credentials because they are issued from outside of Canada.

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What are foreign qualifications?

Foreign qualifications is similar to foreign credentials but also includes work experience. Some people use the term foreign qualifications and foreign credentials to mean the same thing.

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What is Foreign Qualifications Recognition (FQR or FCR)?

Foreign qualification recognition is the process of verifying that the knowledge, skills, work experience and education earned in another country compare to the standards established for Canadian professionals (such as health care workers) and tradespersons (such as electricians).

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Who does Foreign Qualifications Recognition affect?

Anyone who was trained outside of Canada, whether they are Canadian or foreign-born, may expect questions about their foreign documents from employers, immigration officers or academic institutions.

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What professions does Foreign Qualifications Recognition affect?

Professions are divided into two categories, regulated and non-regulated.

In non-regulated occupations, employers determine whether your qualifications will match the requirements of the specific job. You should always check with what an employer’s expectations are for a job. The employer may decide whether you need to have an independent assessment of your educational credentials or past work experience.

In regulated occupations, you need to be certified and registered by a regulatory authority that establishes and upholds occupational standards. Each profession requires different standards for entering practice.

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Regulated professions include

  • Certified General Accountants
  • Certified Management Accountants
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Chiropractors
  • Clergy
  • Collection Agents and Collection Agency Information
  • Crane and Hoist Operators
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapists
  • Dentists
  • Denturists
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Funeral Directors
  • Gasfitters
  • Hunting Guides
  • Insurance Agents, Adjustors, Salespersons, Brokers and Special Brokers
  • Lawyers, Barristers, Solicitors
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Oil Burner Mechanic
  • Optometrists
  • Pawnbrokers and Second Hand Dealers
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Private Investigators, Security Guards, Burglar Alarm and Security Consultant Agency Employees
  • Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
  • Teachers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurses

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Assessment: Where can I get my foreign credentials assessed?

Assessment agencies provide employment and educational evaluation services and compare them to credentials in Canada. Assessments services are designed to increase access to the job market, educational institutions and professional regulatory organizations. For more information, visit any of the following websites:

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) 

World Education Services (WES) *Service available in English and French

International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

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Links: Where can I learn more about Foreign Credentials Recognition?

 Yukon's portal for Internationally Educated health Professionals - Find the information and tools you need if you are thinking of a health career in Yukon.

Planning to work in Yukon, Canada?  An essential workbook for newcomers published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Multicultural Centre of the Yukon

Association Franco-Yukonnaise

Immigrant Access Fund

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Foreign Credentials Referral Office

Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

 

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Pan-Northern
Foreign Qualifications/Credentials Recognition Summit
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Whitehorse
Developing a sustainable pool of talent in Canada’s North

Download presentations . Files will open in a new window.

   
This event was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Employment and Social Development and Yukon government's Advanced Education.

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Immigration

 

Advanced Education
Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

 

Physical Address:
1000 Lewes Blvd
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 3H9

Phone: 867-667-5131  Fax: 867-667-8555
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5131
Email: yukon.nominee@gov.yk.ca

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