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Manitoba Increasing Support to Recognize Immigrants’ Credentials

July 22, 2013 4:28 PM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

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The Manitoba government is making it easier for skilled newcomers to have their foreign credentials recognized to work in the province.

The province is spending $1.4 million over two years to fund pilot programs designed to assist internationally educated newcomers get their professional qualifications recognized quickly and transition smoothly into the work force.

“Internationally trained professionals have a wide range of talents, education and experiences, and represent a significant pool of skilled labour,” said Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Christine Melnick. “By providing programs to help them integrate more quickly into the labour market, Manitoba can benefit from their skills and reduce labour shortages.”

The programs will be targeted at science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and trades. They will be determined through a recently launched call for proposals (CFP) and open to Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions.