Recognition of International Medical Credentials in Canada and the European Union

Show simple item record Vychodilova, Petra 2011-04-13T22:33:28Z 2011-04-13T22:33:28Z 2011-04-02
dc.description.abstract Highly skilled immigrants with professional qualifications earned outside Canada often experience barriers to entering the Canadian labour force. Although highly skilled immigrants contribute significantly to Canada´s competitiveness and economic growth, provincial governments often lack effective initiatives to recruit and integrate these immigrants into their labour markets. Such concerns have been expressed especially in relation to international medical graduates (IMGs) who, though well trained, have often faced difficulties meeting the formal entry requirements necessary for practicing their profession. This research examines both the occupational standards (skills, knowledge, and abilities required for an occupation established by provincial governments) and certification requirements (official recognition issued by a regulatory organization of a Canadian jurisdiction attesting that an individual is qualified to practice medicine in that particular jurisdiction). Depending on the outcomes of the research, suggestions will be made for both (1) establishment of a more efficient system for the recognition of medical credentials by professional regulatory organizations, and (2) engendering cooperation among provincial governments at the pan-Canadian (national) level. Since the European Union´s (EU) regulatory framework for labour mobility ensures not only harmonization of physicians´ minimum training requirements, but also the automatic recognition of their qualifications EU-wide, mobility of physicians within the EU will be examined as well. An examination of the process establishing that framework may well reveal lessons for Canada. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 3.2 en_US
dc.subject Certification requirements en_US
dc.subject Credentials en_US
dc.subject Immigrants en_US
dc.subject Labour mobility en_US
dc.subject Occupational standards en_US
dc.subject Physicians en_US
dc.subject Regulations en_US
dc.title Recognition of International Medical Credentials in Canada and the European Union en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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