Moncton, NB
St. John's, NL
Charlottetown, P.E.I
Halifax, NS

Foreign credential recognition & bridging programs

Who came?

  • Mikeal H, Steart Hillhouse, kelsey Macdonald, Clare Tahershawns, Kinh Huynh, Francis McGuire

Questions?

  • Can we build more practical skills testing?

  • Can we build political pressure for change?

  • What will be the incentive to make the regulatory asus move?

  • Can we bring bridging down to 6 months?

Notes & ideas

  • Problem: immigrants have skills. Need recognition

  • Governing bodies make money credentialing have 0 interest in change

  • How to build pressure, one profession at a time

Actions

  • Find key professions

  • Build pressure from base

  • Employers should lobby certifying bodies

  • Be specific about the kind of changes needed

Take away

  • One brick at a time