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This section looks at the recognition systems in place in other countries.
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Labour market needs, Immigration programs, Foreign credential recognition & Employment– LIFE in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and CanadaThis research report by the British Columbia Business Council looks at four essential elements of each immigration/migration system (LIFE): Labour Market Needs, Immigration Programs, Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR), and Employment.
Comparing Approaches to Recognizing the Skills and Credentials of Foreign-Trained WorkersThis report of the Public Policy Forum includes a section on recognition of qualifications in several countries and regions of the world, including Europe (in particular the United Kingdom)
Foreign Credential Recognition: How It Works Outside Of CanadaThis report produced by the Construction Sector Council documents existing approaches and innovative ways that foreign credentials are currently being assessed and recognized in the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. The research also describes the FCR efforts of select organizations within Canada.
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Australia CanadaEurope U.S.A
Australia Education International, National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI – NOOSR)AEI – NOOSR is the Australian government’s coordinating authority on the recognition of overseas qualifications. The Office provides information and advice to facilitate the recognition of foreign credentials in Australia, and has produced Country Education Profiles Online (CEP Online), a database that contains regularly updated assessment guidelines and information on educational systems and institutions of over 100 countries. The Office also provides educational assessments for study purposes, general and professional employment, or migration purposes, as well as advice to third parties, such as educational institutions, assessing authorities, and professional development programs.
Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI)This site provides information to migrants to Australia on how to get an assessment of occupational qualifications, skills or experience that you have gained outside of Australia. Information is provided on state-specific licensing and registration requirements to practice various occupations in Australia.
Credential Recognition for Skilled Migrants in Australia This is a link to a presentation given at a conference organized by Metropolis, an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world.
EuropassThis site provides information on Europass, a mechanism for helping people to make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe (European Union, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries). Europass was established by a decision of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 December 2004 on a single transparency framework for qualifications and competences. Europass is supported by a network of National Europass Centres.
Enic-naric.net—Gateway to recognition of academic and professional qualificationsThe ENIC Network (European Network of Information Centres on academic recognition and mobility) is made up of national information centres. The role of these centres is to provide information and advice on the recognition of foreign diplomas, degrees and other academic or professional qualifications; education systems in other European countries and one's own country; and opportunities for studying abroad, including information on loans and scholarships, as well as on practical questions related to mobility and equivalence. The NARIC Network (National Academic Recognition Information Centres) aims at improving academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study in the Member States of the EU, the EEA countries and the associated countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Cyprus.
Recognition of Foreign QualificationsThis site of the U.S. Network for Education Information http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/edlite-index.html provides information on and links to other resources on recognition of foreign qualifications in the U.S.
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