What we do

  • provide information about recredentialing for a specific occupation
  • explore career opportunities within your field or alternative career
  • provide access to a low interest loan for credential recognition process and/or alternative career or training activities
  • support you through the recredentialing process and job search
  • provide connections to other bridging programs, resources and employer job leads

If you’re an internationally trained professional seeking to find work in Canada, you may need to complete the foreign credential recognition process. Foreign Credential Recognition (FQR) is the process of verifying an individual’s foreign credentials to ensure they meet the standards established in Canada.


You can join if you:
  • are a Permanent Resident in BC, Canadian citizen or Persons granted refugee status in Canada and legally permitted to work in Canada
  • have obtained your credentials outside of Canada
  • are seeking to have your foreign credentials recognized and/or interested in an alternative career and training activities
Locations Available
  • Vancouver
  • Access to services are available across British Columbia


  • Access to low interest loan for credential recognition and/or alternative career or training activities. Loan provided for costs related to:
    • Evaluation of credentials
    • Short-term training
    • Examination fees
    • Membership fees
    • Books and course materials
    • Travel expenses
  • Develop an individualized action plan to help you succeed in your career goals
  • Job search workshops and individualized sessions to gain job search tools and strategies
  • Follow up support with job search
  • Connections to employers and mentors

Contact us

Telephone: 778-372-6609
Email: globaltalentloans@issbc.org