Ottawa to revise assessment of foreign education credentials

March 29, 2012

The federal government is proposing a major change to how foreign skilled workers' education credentials are assessed. Under the proposed new requirement, designated organizations would assess and verify the foreign education credentials of applicants wanting to immigrate as Federal Skilled Workers, before immigrants would arrive in Canada. A pre-arrival assessment would let applicants know how their education credentials compare to Canadian ones and it would give immigrants an idea of how Canadian employers are likely to value their education. The government says this would screen out individuals without proper education levels -- an important step in helping to address the issue of immigrants arriving and not being able to work in their field. CIC News Release