Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
January 5, 2018

Provincial Government Calls for Expression of Interest to Help Internationally-Trained Individuals Have Credentials Recognized

An Expression of Interest (EOI) has been issued for projects to support the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications, enabling internationally-trained individuals to pursue employment in their fields.

This is the third EOI through the federal-provincial Foreign Qualification Recognition Agreement, which is supported by $800,000 in federal funding. Successful applicants to the second call for proposals were announced in December and include the Association for New Canadians, College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of the North Atlantic, and Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador.

Eligible applicants to the EOI include regulatory authorities with responsibility for regulating occupations in Newfoundland and Labrador, organizations serving immigrants, and educational institutions. Other stakeholders may be considered. However, the regulatory authority must be a partner in the project.

Applications are available at www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/pdf/final_fqr.pdf PDF Icon and will be accepted until January 26, 2018.

The Foreign Qualification Recognition Agreement contributes to meeting a key commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, enhancing foreign qualification recognition. The agreement also builds on the strong partnership between the provincial and federal governments and supports the Atlantic Growth Strategy.

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“Recognizing the qualifications of internationally-trained professionals enables them to integrate into the provincial workforce and more fully contribute to Newfoundland and Labrador’s social, cultural, and economic growth.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn more
Request for Proposals Eligibility Requirements – www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/immigration.html

Results of second call for expressions of interest - gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/aesl/1222n02.aspx

Results of first call for expressions of interest - gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/aesl/0501n07.aspx

Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism - nlimmigration.ca/ External Link Icon

The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador – www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/publications/pdf/ImmigrationPlan.pdf PDF Icon

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Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595
RyanCrocker@gov.nl.ca

 

2018 01 05                                                    12:25 p.m.