Canada: Support for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals

Key Points  

  • Canada will introduce additional measures aimed at accelerating the accreditation process of foreign degrees in the healthcare sector  


The government of Canada plans to speed up the accreditation process for internationally educated healthcare professionals (IEHP). This includes: 

  • Providing additional funding to 15 organizations across Canada responsible for the recognition of foreign credentials for IEHPs.  
  • Introduce virtual exam options for applicants outside of Canada.  

According to the announcement, these measures will allow additional foreign nationals to receive credential recognition in Canada to fill labor shortages within the country.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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