Funding: Foreign Credential Recognition Program – Eligibility

From Employment and Social Development Canada

2. Eligibility

Funding priorities

Priorities for funding under the Foreign Credential Recognition Program include projects that:

  • are national in scope
  • address priority occupations and sectors representing skill shortages in Canada, and/or
  • have been identified as a priority by provincial and territorial governments

Eligible contribution recipients

Eligible recipients include:

  • provincial and territorial governments
  • regulatory bodies
  • professional associations
  • industry associations
  • public health institutions
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • unions
  • municipal governments
  • school boards
  • universities
  • colleges
  • CÉGEPs; and
  • consortia composed of all or some of the aforementioned types of recipient organizations

Eligible activities

Funding is available for activities that involve the following:

  • research, analysis or testing of new approaches to reduce barriers for entry to practice
  • improve career advancement of skilled newcomers in targeted occupations and sectors
  • development, validation and implementation of tools and processes to enable regulatory authorities and other stakeholders to assess, support, and provide international credentials recognition, work experience, competencies, and knowledge of skilled newcomers
  • development and implementation of Pan Canadian certification or licensure pathways that can enhance labour mobility
  • development and implementation of gap training courses or programs for targeted occupations and sectors, and
  • development and provision of alternative career pathways and employment support services for skilled newcomers

Eligible costs

The following costs are eligible for funding (please note that all eligible costs are subject to evaluation and negotiation) Footnote 1 :

  • administrative costs, for example:
    • wages
    • general operational expenditures
    • equipment rental and
    • employment-related costs for staff
  • capital costs Footnote 2
  • professional fees, for example:
    • research
    • legal
    • consultants
    • facilitation
    • IT, and
    • technical expertise
  • travel costs, and
  • other costs reasonably associated with operation of a non-for-profit association or ad-hoc consortium and related to the objective of the project

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