For Internationally Trained Professionals and Trades People


Accreditation is a comparative evaluation or assessment of international credentials, skills and experiences.

Accreditation is needed when:

  • Employers look for education as a requirement for employment
  • A profession is regulated in Canada and a license or certificate is required to practice it
  • Some training is required or sought by Internationally Trained Professionals or Trades People

All of these examples require different types of accreditation in Canada. However, sometimes accreditation is not needed at all, which is why 100% clarity is required before taking any steps toward accreditation.

An interview with an Accreditation Facilitator will provide information on:

  • the requirements of having international academic credentials evaluated to Canadian standards
  • certification and licensing process, cost, length of time
  • training, further education, bridging programs, apprenticeship, Prior Learning & Assessment Recognition (PLAR)
  • English skills requirements
  • improving job search skills, referrals to Employment Advisors, workshops
  • acquiring Canadian experience; volunteering, Co-op programs, Mentorship
  • alternatives to licensing career options, regulated vs non-regulated professions
  • Accreditation Portfolio; individual instruction and group workshops