BC releases results of credential recognition public engagement


The Government of British Columbia has released the results of its public engagement on the topic of international credential recognition. “We’ve heard from regulators, post-secondary institutions and internationally trained professionals that the system isn’t working,” said BC Minister of State for Workforce Development Andrew Mercier. “This is a question of fairness and about making sure that internationally trained professions have the supports they need to succeed and practise in BC.” The province identified eight themes for improvement, including strengthening collaboration between stakeholders such as postsecondary institutions and regulatory authorities to support licensure and integration. The feedback will be used to inform new legislation and other initiatives.