Canadian Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship ministry, today announced close to $1.5 million to promote National Newcomer Navigation Network’s (N4) collaboration and information sharing of foreign qualification and credential recognition requirements for internationally educated health care professionals.
This expanded project will help internationally educated healthcare professionals fill key positions in the healthcare labour market. It will also enable N4 to serve as a platform where newcomers and internationally educated health care professionals can find information on foreign qualifications and credential recognition in all provinces and territories outside Quebec.
The project will also:
- aim to identify barriers faced by internationally educated health care professionals in having their foreign credentials recognized in Canada
- provide practical policy recommendations to address gaps in the sector
- help internationally educated health care professionals access credential and qualification requirements faster
- remove barriers to working in Canada’s health care system
Canada is facing a tight labour market, especially in the health care sector and there is a hope that this funding will help fill some of the hundreds of thousands of healthcare job vacancies faster.