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Province strengthens supports for international credential recognition

June 28, 2023

By BC Gov News |

People with international credentials will be better supported to get their professional credentials recognized in B.C. and start working sooner in their field.

“We know that many internationally trained professionals are struggling to have their credentials recognized in their chosen profession,” said Andrew Mercier, Minister of State for Workforce Development. “This is about fairness and making sure that people who have the skills and expertise can access supports and services provided through their local non-profit and immigrant service organizations.”

The Government of B.C. is providing $1.5 million to the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT) for new grants to organizations that help internationally trained professionals get through the credential recognition process.

“This investment will provide critical support to newcomers going through the credential recognition process to use their skills and knowledge in in-demand jobs and help reach their fullest potential,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. “In addressing the workforce challenges through this investment and our StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, our government is making education and training more accessible for people who call B.C. home.”

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