4. Assessing and Selecting Internationally Trained Workers
4.5 Certification and licensure
Assessing and Selecting Internationally Trained Workers
Help a worker acquire a licence or certification and gain a dedicated, long-term employee.
The job you are trying to fill may be in a regulated occupation that requires a licence to practise. If licensing requires Canadian work experience, consider hiring candidates at lower levels until they meet the licensure requirements of the job for which they applied.
If the job you are trying to fill is not a regulated occupation, you may be interested in voluntary certification to establish job proficiency. Remember to communicate this preference to candidates at the beginning of the job process.
Regulatory bodies and professional associations provide many resources on credential assessment. Some industries have also developed certification tools.