Foreign Credential Recognition

The Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) program is one of the key components of the government’s Internationally Trained Workers Initiative. This initiative is an integrated, comprehensive strategy in which over 14 federal departments work together to address the barriers to working in Canada that internationally trained workers face.

Through the FCR program, the Government of Canada is working with provincial and territorial governments, licensing and regulatory bodies, sector councils, employers and many other groups who have jurisdiction over certain aspects of FCR.

To meet the needs of the 21st century economy, Canada requires a highly skilled work force. One of the keys to our prosperity and competitiveness will be the degree to which internationally trained workers are able to contribute to Canada’s economic and social development.

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