Getting foreign credentials recognized

Immigrant professionals in a number of fields find it’s difficult to get their credentials recognized in Canada, hence the classic surgeon-driving-a-taxi story. It’s been an ongoing issue for many years. IT is no exception.


We explored it in Brian Bloom’s story “Immigrant IT pros face tough slog in job market,” and it’s an issue we’ll be keeping our eyes on.

Meanwhile, this blog post from Stafflink Technology Staffing Solutions outlines two tools to get foreign credentials recognized. Comparative Education Services from the University of Toronto can provide a letter of reference to help employers understand the equivalency of foreign qualifications to domestic ones. Non-profit World Education Services provides more than 50,000 evaluations of foreign credentials every year.

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