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B.C. releases results of credential-recognition engagement

By BC Gov News

More than 1,450 people gave feedback through wide-ranging public engagement on the international credential-recognition progress.

Feedback from the Province’s engagement is available online and will be used to inform future legislation to improve credential recognition for newcomers to B.C.

In spring 2023, the Province asked internationally trained professionals, educational institutions, immigrant-serving organizations, business associations, health-care associations, regulatory authorities and members of the public for their feedback about international credential recognition through a series of roundtables and an online survey.

“We’ve heard from regulators, post-secondary institutions and internationally trained professionals that the system isn’t working,” said Andrew Mercier, Minister of State for Workforce Development. “This is a question of fairness and about making sure that internationally trained professions have the supports they need to succeed and practise in B.C.”

More than 1,450 British Columbians participated in this public engagement through roundtables and an online survey about how to improve the credential recognition process and remove unnecessary barriers for newcomers to Canada.

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