Addressing underemployment / change of employment

Notes & Ideas

  • Collaboration Education Plus government to make process easier.
  • Red tape and certification / education / entry / equivalency.
  • Universal standards for each profession, based on specific Nations systems.
  • Streamlining process to enter job market. Restricted licenses.
  • Take advantage of skills and acclimate to current standards in Canada.
  • More education around how current qualifications / professions apply and transfer to Canadian Market.
  • Cost, timeline, expectations.
  • Utilize Professionals in current underemployed rolls. Transferable skills.
  • Impact on family - competency - based assessment and membership to fast-track qualified professionals.
  • Opportunity for Providence to attract and retain.
  • Agreement to stay and provide professional Knowledge.
  • Hard to retire because not enough Canadian experience for OAP / pension Etc


  • What would you do differently? Specific to your profession / qualifications.
  • How can we streamline the process?
  • How can we overcome barriers for professionals?
  • Why is it so expensive? Education. Prove certification / qualifications. Get a job.

Take Aways

Streamline process to get people working sooner.