Brain Gain: The Economic Benefits of Recognizing Learning and Learning Credentials in Canada
When learning and learning credentials are not recognized, it impacts the economic or “market” value—to individuals, employers and the country as a whole.
An improved system for recognizing the learning of immigrants and other Canadians would go a long way towards turning the current brain drain into a future brain gain.
This research found that three groups would gain the most, because they suffer the most serious problems in having their learning recognized and rewarded.
Governments, employers and credential-granting institutions will learn about learning recognition and the school-to-work transition; what people do when their learning is unrecognized; potential for improvements; and provides options for action that are available to government, educators, regulators and employers.
- people with prior learning gained through work and training; and
- transferees between post-secondary learning institutions or, in the case of licensed professions, between provinces.