Foreign Qualification Recognition

Foreign Qualification Recognition and Regulated Occupations

To work in a regulated occupation in New Brunswick and elsewhere in Canada, workers must be certified or licensed by the regulatory authority for that occupation. A regulatory authority is an organisation responsible for ensuring that it's members meet all the necessary requirements and follow the  standards set for the occupation.

One of the first steps to certification or licensure is Foreign Qualification Recognition (FQR), which verifies that the education, knowledge and skills obtained in another country are comparable to the national, provincial or territorial standards established for Canadian professionals and tradespersons.  

For more information on the FQR process,visit Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), or Foreign Credential Referral Office (FCRO). The FCRO is part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to help internationally trained workers succeed and put their skills to work in Canada more quickly.