Qualification and Credential Recognition

Having the ability use your previous education, training and experience is essential. The Foreign Qualification Recognition (FQR) process provides an opportunity for potential employers, post-secondary education institutions (universities and colleges), regulatory bodies and apprenticeship authorities to evaluate your skills, knowledge and abilities for Canadian equivalency.

If your profession is regulated, it is important to research and follow the pathway that has been identified by the regulatory body for that profession.

If your profession is non-regulated, you may decide to begin with applying for a credential assessment through one of the authorized credential assessment agencies in Canada.

Keep in mind that you may require your official documents from your post-secondary institution and you may need to have your documents translated and notarized prior to submitting your information.

You may also be asked for confirmation of your status in Canada and you will need to pay close attention to the financial requirements to complete the process.

Trades Certification

The Red Seal program determines Canadian standards for most trades in Canada.

Help with Qualification Recognition

Career Practitioners at AXIS Career Services, the employment division of the ANC provide support, information and referrals for internationally educated professionals and tradespersons who are navigating the process of having their international credentials assessed in Canada. You may also be eligible to access financial support to assist with related expenses.

See the following links for additional information.

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