Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
January 25, 2017
Focusing on Immigration
Provincial Government Hosting Targeted Engagement Sessions on the Foreign Qualification Recognition Program
The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour is hosting targeted stakeholder engagement sessions to discuss the process for proposals under the Foreign Qualification Recognition Program. These sessions build on immigration consultations held in 2016 and are a key component of the upcoming provincial Immigration Action Plan.
“Immigrants coming to our province not only enrich the social fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador, they also bring economic advantages, generate innovation, attract industries and workers, and spur economic growth. These sessions will outline available supports to develop stakeholder awareness and capacity in foreign qualification recognition, from pre-arrival to workforce participation.”
- The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Stakeholder engagement sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on January 30 and 31, in St. John’s at the Fluvarium. Sessions will provide information regarding the Foreign Qualification Recognition Program. Participants will discuss: examples of projects that may qualify for funding; available supports; the assessment process; funding priorities; eligible applicants; and eligible and ineligible costs.
Individuals may register for one of the sessions by emailing LeggeL@gov.nl.ca or calling 709-729-6198.
“The Way Forward notes that immigration is a key component of economic and labour market growth in Newfoundland and Labrador and contributes to the social and cultural vibrancy of the province. Through recognition of foreign credentials, government can help address some of the skills shortages in key areas of the economy.”
- Minister Byrne
The Way Forward: A vision for sustainability and growth in Newfoundland and Labrador committed to increasing the number of immigrants to the province to 1,700 annually by 2022. Prior to the end of this fiscal year, government will outline specific actions for achieving this target.
- The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour is hosting targeted stakeholder engagement sessions to discuss the Foreign Qualification Recognition Program.
- Sessions will discuss examples of projects that may qualify for funding, available supports, assessment process, funding priorities, eligible applicants, and eligible and ineligible costs.
- Through foreign qualification recognition, government is working towards The Way Forward goal of increasing the number of immigrants to the province to 1,700 annually by 2022.
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Media Relations Manager
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
2017 01 25 10:25 a.m.