New Alternative Recognition of Credentials project for construction industry

posted on September 1, 2021

The Construction Foundation of BC has launched a new project called ARC (Alternative Recognition of Credentials).

The ARC initiative offers skilled immigrants and newcomers an accelerated foreign credential assessment for previous electrical and welding trade experience gained outside of Canada.  The process includes mapping experience and training to BC jobs, trades certification, and regulatory structures. Participants are eligible if they have been in Canada for less than five years and have foreign training or work experience.

“Our goal is to ensure that skilled newcomers can quickly and effectively access job opportunities that maximize previous training and employment experience through the use of effective assessments, and supported career planning,” according to their website.

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