Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Harper Unveils New Plan To Help Transfer Education Credits To Work And Study In Canada

Stephen Harper

The new initiative will also help immigrant students who are new to Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants it to be easy for recent immigrants to study or find work in Canada.

One of the main hurdles skilled newcomers face is getting their foreign education recognized as valid in Canada.

“We understand the importance of credential recognition to the financial security and well-being of new Canadians and their families, as well as the Canadian economy,” said Harper.

“Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our Government has invested $50 million over two years in the development and implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.”

The new initiative will also help immigrant students who are new to Canada. Rather than starting over from scratch, their existing credits and education can be recognized. To help the financial burden, new loans will be created to pay for training or upgrading to be recognized here in Canada

“Some foreign-trained workers have difficulty paying for the tuition and other training costs associated with the foreign credential recognition process. These bridge loans will make it easier for new Canadians to find jobs that take full advantage of their experience and expertise,” Harper said.

“The loans will enable them to participate in and contribute fully to the growth of the Canadian economy.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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