Breaking News for International Professionals: Easier Path to Work in British Columbia, Canada 🌍
Great news for internationally educated professionals, including engineers, social workers, early childhood educators, paramedics, teachers, and biologists! Starting a new career in British Columbia (BC) just got faster and simpler, thanks to groundbreaking legislation – International Credentials Recognition Act.
📰 BC Premier David Eby commented, "Skilled professionals from around the world move to B.C. hoping to put their skills to good use, but instead face huge obstacles and an often-confusing process to get their credentials recognized. With the skills shortage we have in this province, we cannot afford to leave anyone on the sidelines. That’s why we’re taking action to close the gaps in the system so people can get to work faster, fill in-demand jobs and provide much-needed services to people in B.C."
🌟 The focus of this new credential legislation is on fairness, efficiency, transparency, and accountability. Once passed, regulatory bodies will be required to remove barriers in 29 professions, making it easier and quicker for qualified professionals to seek credential recognition, regardless of where they were trained.
🌐 The International Credentials Recognition Act is a game-changer. It properly values international work experience and eliminates the catch-22 of requiring Canadian work experience before accreditation in Canada. The legislation will also remove redundant language testing, set caps for maximum processing times, and ensure credential-assessment information is available online.
💼 "This is a matter of fairness," said Andrew Mercier, Minister of State for Workforce Development. "Ensuring international professionals can build strong, prosperous lives for themselves and their families in B.C. is important to this government. The legislation we’ve introduced on Oct. 23, 2023, will help people get their credentials recognized more quickly, regardless of where they were trained. This will help folks find work in their chosen fields faster, increase their opportunities for success, and build a stronger B.C. economy that is inclusive, sustainable, and leaves no one behind."
🎯 The act will affect 29 professions overseen by 18 regulatory authorities. If passed, a new superintendent will be appointed to ensure fair credential recognition, beginning in summer 2024. The superintendent will monitor regulatory-authority performance and enforce compliance with the new legislation.
🏥 Notably, this legislation complements the Ministry of Health's efforts to create new pathways for health-care workers coming to Canada. The new superintendent will collaborate with the body overseeing changes brought into effect through the Health Professions and Occupations Act.
The International Credential Recognition Act will provide international Credentials Recognition for 29 Professionals in BC, Canada:
🌿 The 29 professions affected are as follows:
1. 🎶 Registered Music Teacher
2. 👷♂️ Professional Engineer
3. 📚 Professional Teaching Certificate Holder
4. 🌏 Land Surveyor
5. 👶 Early Childhood Educator
6. 🏞️ Landscape Architect
7. 🧒 Early Childhood Educator Assistant
8. 🔬 Applied Science Technologist
9. 📜 Conditional Teaching Certificate Holder
10. 🛠️ Certified Technician
11. 👩🔬 Social Worker
12. 🐾 Veterinarian
13. 🏥 Registered Clinical Social Worker
14. ⚖️ Lawyer
15. 🌿 Professional Biologist
16. 🏛️ Architect
17. 🧬 Applied Biology Technician
18. 📜 Notary Public
19. 🔬 Registered Biology Technologist
20. 🚑 Emergency Medical Assistant (Paramedics)
21. 🌍 Professional Geoscientist
22. 💼 Chartered Professional Accountant
23. 🌳 Registered Professional Forester
24. 🏠 Associate Real Estate Broker
25. 🌲 Registered Forest Technologist
26. 🏢 Managing Real Estate Broker
27. 🌾 Professional Agrologist
28. 🏠 Real Estate Representative
29. 🌾 Technical Agrologist
🚀 This is a monumental step towards a more inclusive and efficient system, offering international professionals the opportunity to shine in their chosen careers.
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