MB announces plans to amend legislation for internationally trained professionals

November 5, 2020
The Government of Manitoba has announced that it will be amending legislation to help internationally trained professionals begin working in their professions in the province. The proposed amendments are intended to remove barriers through a number of measures, including simplifying the administration of the act, creating a duty for regulators to ensure requirements and assessments for a profession are necessary, and requiring the regulated professions to work with postsecondary institutions and employers to ensure internationally educated applicants can address gaps and meet registration requirements. “Many newcomers to Manitoba are highly educated and possess in-demand skills and experience, and we want to help them keep their skills up to date so they can rejoin their professions more quickly after arriving in Manitoba and help grow our economy,” said Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler. MB (MB)