Foreign Qualification Recognition

Purpose

This site provides resources and documents on the recognition of foreign qualifications in Canada, which pertain to, and help inform the work of, the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments in this important area. For specific information on how to obtain an assessment to work or study in Canada, please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC).

To improve foreign qualification recognition (FQR) processes across Canada, the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM), composed of FPT ministers, released A Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications (Framework) [1] in November 2009. The Framework established four guiding principles to lead the actions of the FPT governments in promoting continuous improvement to FQR. These principles are fairness, transparency, timeliness, and consistency.

FPT governments collaborate to guide and support the execution of the Framework through analysis, stakeholder engagement, priority setting, action-planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting.

1 The Quebec government has not endorsed the Framework, but supports its principles and collaborates with other governments on FQR. However, in light of its existing accountability mechanisms, Quebec does not participate in pan-Canadian monitoring and evaluating activities. Rather, Quebec agrees to share public reports already made to its citizens, notably those tabled at the National Assembly.