November 2009 – February 2012
Industry need: Often internationally educated medical professionals such as physicians, veterinarians and nurses have to wait years to receive their certification or they may not receive it at all, leaving them to work in “survivor” jobs. These professionals have valuable skills they can transfer to the bio-economy workforce where these skills are in demand.
Objective: To develop resources to help internationally educated medical specialists, who are in the process of or who have not obtained certification or licensure by a regulatory body, to transfer their skills to the bio-economy workforce.
Preceding project leveraged: Medical Laboratory Technologist Skills Transfer
Funded by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program.