Government of Canada helping foreign-trained health care professionals get jobs

Government of Canada helping foreign-trained health care professionals get jobs

Canada’s Economic Action Plan helps new Canadians get work in their professions

OTTAWA, ON – The Government of Canada is funding four projects that will help foreign-trained health care practitioners find jobs in their area of training.

“We recognize the importance of helping foreign-trained health care professionals get jobs doing what they were trained to do, “ said Mr. Komarnicki.

“Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, we are working with partners to develop a common approach to foreign credential recognition. Projects like these will help new Canadians put their knowledge and skills to work sooner in communities across Canada.”

Four health care organizations are receiving support through the Foreign Credential Recognition Program to improve the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications in the health care sector. The organizations are the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies, the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and other partners, such as regulatory authorities, to address barriers to foreign credential recognition. This partnership directly contributed to the development of the Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

These projects, which are receiving a total of $2.5 million from the Government of Canada, are examples of how the Framework is bringing meaningful change to the way that newcomers’ qualifications are assessed and recognized in Canada.

To learn more about Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit