Canada immigration launches website for foreign worker credentials
Canada, 18th January: Canada immigration has launched the International Qualification Network for recognition of foreign credentials.
This was revealed by Canada immigration department CIC (Citizenship and immigration Canada).
IQN website for recognizing immigrant credentials--- Immigrants wanting to apply for work in Canada can now look forward to easier and quicker recognition of their foreign credentials in Canada.
The new IQN (International Qualification Network) website is going to be a big boon for immigrants coming to Canada.
It will help newcomers with easier integration into the labor market of Canada. Giving details about the new initiative of Canada immigration department, Jason Kenney, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister said the federal government remains committed to improvise the system of recognition of foreign credentials.
And the launch of IQN website is a step forward in finding best ways to help facilitate successful integration of immigrants into Canada labor market, he affirmed.
IQN- a platform for employers and organizations in Canada--The IQN website will serve as a platform for employers, organizations, regulatory bodies and governments wanting to optimize the full potential of immigrants coming to Canada. Almost everyone will be benefited from the latest information posted at the IQN website.
The website has been created under the guidelines of nearly 20 stakeholders and partners representing different employers, post-secondary educations institutes and various provinces throughout Canada forming part of IQN Advisory Council.
Stakeholders will be facilitated to share relevant reports, pilot projects, studies, evaluation practices, tools, videos.
Moreover, they will also be able to post relevant information on conferences and workshops. The step of creating the IQN website is a step by the Canadian government to offer support to the efforts of the stakeholders, territories and provinces to make recognition of foreign credentials better in Canada.
The Foreign Credentials Referral Office, which happens to be a branch of CIC, administers the IQN website. It is involved in providing immigrants with referral services after coming to Canada.
It also helps in designing tools for regulatory bodies as well as employers in Canada to facilitate better integration and settlement of immigrants into Canadian labor market and Canadian workforce.