Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP)

World Skills is working in partnership with the Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF), Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) and the Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency (LASSA) to provide guidance and access to resources to support newcomers in their employment search and career development. Services available include access to loans, employment counselling, mentorship and licensing and credential assessment guidance.

  • Need to have your credentials from outside Canada assessed?
  • Want to obtain a license or a designation in your profession?
  • Looking for support to pursue additional training in your current profession or an alternate career?

Program Benefits

The Foreign Credential Loan Program was designed to address the challenges newcomers face in accessing credential assessment, licensing and training by providing the following services:

  • Credential assessment and licensing information and guidance
  • Employment search skills and career counselling
  • Mentorship with a professional in your field
  • Microloans of up to $15,000 for training and career development activities

Participation Criteria

  • Permanent resident, convention refugee or naturalized Canadian
  • Resident of Ottawa
  • Education obtained from outside Canada

Feel free to download and print a program flyer here.


Contact the World Skills Employment Centre by fill-out the contact us form 

To find out more about how you can participate in the Foreign Recognition Credential Program contact: or (613) 233-0453 Ext. 317

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