Five Foreign Qualification Recognition Research Projects That Need a Home

The Conference Board of Canada, September 13, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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In recent years, Canada has made significant progress in improving its foreign qualification recognition (FQR) processes. But systemic problems continue to impede the integration of skilled immigrants into regulated professions. This 60-minute session will focus on five areas where additional research could help to improve the assessment and admission of internationally educated individuals seeking licensure in Canada.

Specific attention and potential project ideas will be offered for the following topics:

  • The effectiveness of “alternate career” guidance
  • Assessments for mid-career applicants
  • Creating a sustainable approach to “bridging”
  • Improving access for clinical placements pre-licensure
  • Defining the role and responsibility of the modern regulator

Join Keith Johnson, one of Canada’s leading FQR experts, as he outlines what these FQR problems are, their effects, the role of specific research in addressing the problems—and the potential positive outcomes of doing so.

Webinar Highlights

Benefits of tuning into this webinar include:

  • Understanding current gaps and challenges in Canada’s FQR systems
  • Gaining insights into new FQR research ideas you may wish to pursue
  • Policymakers will learn about challenges they can look to address
  • Identifying opportunities that could allow you to collaborate with other key stakeholders to address FQR barriers

About Keith

Keith JohnsonKeith Johnson is the Owner, Project Management of Keith Johnson Consulting. Keith is an independent researcher and project manager who specializes in helping professional associations and regulators work towards the fair and expeditious integration of skilled immigrants in the workforce. Over the past decade Keith has worked directly for a number of regulated professions both at a national and provincial level including: accounting, medical laboratory technology, naturopathic medicine, nursing, geoscience, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, medical radiation technology, physiotherapy, audiology and speech-language pathology. Last year, Keith was named an honorable fellow of Geoscientists Canada for his ongoing work with that profession on the issue of credential assessment and recognition.

CPD accreditedThis webinar has been accredited for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

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