Solicited call for funding to provide loans and support services to skilled newcomers - Foreign Credential Recognition Program

Note: Employment Social Development Canada - will only accept one application per organization.

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Application period

You can apply between March 15, 2022, and April 26, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).


The Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP) helps address specific barriers faced by skilled newcomers to improve their labour market integration, for example the:

We will provide funding to projects that will:

This funding also includes those with international education, training, and work experience, thus ensuring that all Canadians are able to reach their full potential.

Only eligible organizations that have been invited can apply for a project of up to a maximum of $2,000,000 per year. The project funding period is up to 5 years with a maximum project length of 10 years. Applicants can negotiate the length of the loan issuance period and repayment periods. The loan issuance period cannot exceed 5 years; however, the repayment period can be more than 5 years within the 10-year project. We expect that projects will begin in fall 2022.


This Call for Proposals (CFP) invites organizations to submit proposals for the undertaking of activities related to:

The objectives of FCRP Loans CFP are to:

This assistance helps skilled newcomers navigate FCR processes and supports their labour market integration.

Overall, the FCRP Loans Projects will target a total of 8,000 skilled newcomers over 5 years: 

Organizations solicited for funding

We determined that a solicited CFP was the most effective process for this program. The Department has identified the organizations which have been invited to apply.

You can find information on funded grants and contribution projects which are a part of the information available in proactive disclosure here.


This is a solicited CFP. It is open only to the organizations invited by ESDC. To apply for funding under this competitive process, your application must meet all of the following eligibility criteria.

Eligible applicants

The process is only open to not‑for‑profit organizations outside of Quebec that demonstrate the following:

Eligible projects

The following requirement must be met for projects to be considered eligible for funding:

Contact us

If you have questions, please email us at before April 18, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

If you need any accessibility-related accommodation, please email us with the details. We strive to accommodate all of your needs in line with accessibility standards. We will accept accessibility requests until April 18, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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