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Helping newcomers integrate into the Canadian labour market

Costas Menegakis, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, recognized winners of the International Qualifications Network Awards (IQN) who devote their time to helping newcomers become part of Canada’s economy and labour market more quickly.

The IQN is an online, professional community where employers, regulatory bodies, governments, and organizations share best practices in foreign credential assessment and recognition. 

Awards were presented to individuals and organizations including International Talent Acquisition Centre (In-TAC), Employment Division of the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC), College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists and College of Physical Therapists of Alberta.

 IQN is administered by the Integration/Foreign Credentials Referral Office – a branch of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

 Since 2007, the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) at CIC has helped more than 2.9 million internationally-trained individuals through its online tools, information products and in-person services, both in Canada and overseas.

“Our government is committed to providing newcomers with the support they need to successfully integrate into Canadian society,” said Menegakis. “We are proud to recognize the winners of the International Qualifications Network awards who are devoted to helping newcomers contribute to the economy and labour market more quickly.”

Posted: Apr 30, 2014

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