Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Foreign workers to get credentials quicker

From CBC News:
Certain groups of foreign-trained workers will know within a year of applying for certification whether their training will allow them to work in Canada, the federal government said Monday.

Beginning in December 2010, foreign-trained architects, engineers, financial auditors and accountants, pharmacists and registered nurses will be among the groups that fall under the new framework, Minister of Human Resources Diane Finley said in Toronto.

“It used to be that it could take two years after someone got here just to find out where and how to get their credentials evaluated,” said Finley.

"We recognize how important it is for newcomers to put their training and their knowledge to work here in Canada…. It's vital for them, and it's vital for their families and it's vital for our economy." ...more

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