Federal Government launches Foreign Credential Recognition loans.

The Government of Canada is helping newcomers by providing tools to help them work through the costly and complex foreign credential recognition processes that limit their employment opportunities.

Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration,Citizenship and Refugees announced the launch of a call for proposals for the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Program.

The Call for Proposals will be open for eight weeks and the closing date is November 24, 2017

As part of the Targeted Employment Strategy for Newcomers announced in Budget 2017, the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Program offers loans to newcomers to help cover the cost of getting their foreign credentials recognized.

These costs could include expenses related to licensing exams, training, travel and skills upgrading. The Program will also provide newcomers with support services such as information and assistance with navigating processes for credential recognition, career advice and financial literacy workshops.

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