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Foreign workers like NURSES in Canada put on fast track

Canada Federal ruling on credentials to take one year

From the Winnepegfreepress Under the two-stage plan, the agreement will be implemented for eight occupations by December 2010. Aside from nurses, architects and engineers, the first group will include financial auditors and accountants, medical laboratory technologists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists.

This means foreign-trained workers who submit an application after that date to be licensed or registered in those fields should be advised within one year whether their credentials will be recognized.

The second stage, to be implemented by the end of 2012, will include physicians, dentists, engineering technicians, licensed practical nurses, medical radiation technologists and teachers for kindergarten to Grade 12.
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