The Government of Canada announced a call for proposals and up to $90 million in investments for projects that will help remove barriers that prevent qualified and skilled newcomers from gaining Canadian work experience in their own profession or field of study.
Eligible projects must focus on at least one of the following areas:
- Reducing barriers to foreign credential recognition for internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) by improving recognition processes, simplifying steps in credential recognition, and offering increased access to practice in the field.
- Providing IEHPs with Canadian work experience relevant to their intended fields of work while incorporating wrap-around supports for participants, such as childcare and transportation costs, as well as mentoring and coaching.
- Facilitating labor mobility between jurisdictions in Canada for health care professionals and IEHPs to reduce the systemic and administrative barriers for health care professionals who wish to work in another jurisdiction in Canada.
Candada is facing acute staffing shortages across the healthcare workforce.
Organizations have until January 30, 2023, to apply for funding under this call for proposals.
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