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National associations often play a role in licensing by developing standards, assessing academic credentials, and designing or administering examinations. The following are a few examples of national associations that have initiated activities in FCR.
The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists has produced a report with recommendations on internationally educated medical radiation technologists.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists has produced a report on workforce integration of internationally educated occupational therapists.
The Canadian Nurses Association is developing a Diagnostic for National Assessment of International Nurses. Click here for more information. The association’s website has a section containing information for international nurse applicants about nursing in canada.
The Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists is developing an interactive multimedia competency skills national exam.
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science has developed prior learning assessment processes for internationally trained medical laboratory technologists.
Engineers Canada has developed the International Education Assessment Program to assess the educational qualifications of individuals who were educated and trained outside of Canada, as well as From Consideration to Integration, a multi-phase project to help immigrants integrate into employment in the engineering field.
The Medical Council of Canada developed a Self Administered Evaluating Examination for internationally trained medical graduates to test their level of preparedness for the Medical Council of Canada's Evaluating Examination.
The National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies is investigating issues related to the entry of foreign-trained practitioners into the profession of respiratory therapy in Canada, and to develop an entry-to-practice examination for competency assessments of foreign-trained and Canadian-educated individuals.
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