Interprofessional council calls on QC to invest in recognition of credentials for immigrants

December 4, 2018

The Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec (CIQ) has called on the Government of Quebec to invest in accelerating the recognition of diplomas for immigrants. The CIQ reports that the wait time for immigrants to access the necessary upgrading and work placements needed to practice their profession is driving many to drop out of the process. Professors from École nationale d'administration publique found that it would cost approximately $39M per year for the government to offer the upgrades needed to enable newcomers with partially recognized credentials to complete the additional training needed to practice their trade in QC. The CIQ is recommending that the government reinvest $12.8M per year to ensure that the available training and internship opportunities are increased. La Presse (QC)