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Harper promises foreign credential recognition

$6 million program would provide loans for immigrants to certify their training


 

Stephen Harper announced Wednesday that he plans help foreign-trained professionals get their credentials recognized in Canada. Under the $6 million plan, recent immigrants would receive loans to pay for training, registration fees, exams and other expenses associated with upgrading their credentials to Canadian standards. “These bridge loans will make it easier for new Canadians to find jobs that take full advantage of their experience and expertise,” Harper said. According to Statistics Canada, at least 40 per cent of immigrants, aged 25-54, are employed in jobs that don’t make full use of their skills.


 
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Harper promises foreign credential recognition

  1. “According to Statistics Canada, at least 40 per cent of immigrants, aged 25-54, are employed in jobs that don’t make full use of their skills.”

    Similarly, how many university educated 20-somethings are employed in jobs that don’t make full use of their skills? We need to focus on helping Canadians first.

    • So immigrants aren’t Canadians? I’ll have to inform my grandfather.

      And by the way, ever heard of the doctor shortage?

      Ignorant.

      • My wife is an international medical graduate and has been assessed practice ready. Loans will not help her in the least. The problem is with a health care recruiting/licensing system that will not complete proper competency tests and “upgrading” and prefers to default to having IMGs redo complete residencies (even to become GPs). The system is broken. Tokenism will not help in the least and shrinking our tax base is not going to make it easier to enable the health sector to grow as it needs to provide Canadians with the degree of timely health care they desire and deserve. Especially when it hs to compete with more jails and jets. Under funded health care, education, crimminal justice….Shame on them all.

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