CITREC Receives CIC’s Honourable Mention for International Qualifications Network Awards

 

 

CITREC Receives CIC’s Honourable Mention for International Qualifications Network Awards


OTTAWA:  Canadian  International  Training  &  Education  Corp  (CITREC)  has  received  an  Honourable  Mention  for  its   international  effort  in  providing  skilled  assessment  services  under  the  IMMSKILLS  brand  to  new  and  prospective   immigrants planning to choose Canada as a destination.    IMMSKILLS  initiative  was  highlighted  during  an  event  held  at  the  IQN  Awards   Ceremony  at  the  Museum  of  Civilization  in  Gatineau,  Quebec  today.  The  International  Qualification  Network  (IQN)   is  part  of  Citizenship  and  Immigration  Canada.     IMMSKILLS,  which  provides  skilled  assessment  services  through  its  unique  partnership  with  the  Saskatchewan   Apprenticeship  Trade  Certification  Commission  (SATCC),  has  received  the  Honourable  mention  out  of  63   nominations.    Other  nominations  include  that  received  from  various  Canadian  Universities  and  Professional   designation  granting  organisations.  IMMSKILLS  initiative  is  among  8  others  who  have  received  an  Honourable   mention  under  different  criteria.     IMMSKILLS  assessment  allows  foreign-­‐trained  workers  to  obtain  an  evaluation  of  their  work  experience  and/or   training  credentials  prior  to  arriving  in  Canada.    This  assessment  is  provided  for  both  voluntary  and  compulsory   trades.       The  objectives  of  the  assessment  also  include  a  pathway  to  provide  Canadian  employers  with  a  reliable,  assessed,   Canadian  standard  workforce  from  abroad.  Other  objectives  of  the  assessment  includes:

  • To  use  existing  assessment  procedures  as  a  guide  for  overseas  worker  selection  aimed  at  prospective  new   Canadian  immigrants;
  • To  fill  the  skilled  worker  shortage  in  the  Canadian  workforce  by  providing  a  transparent,  reliable  method   of  determining  genuine  workers,  in  partnership  with  the  Apprenticeship  Commission  across  Canada;
  •     Induct  into  the  Canadian  Labour  market,  people  who  may  lack  formal  qualification  in  their  trade  but  have   accumulated  experience  in  their  own  countries;
  •    To  provide  skilled  workers  in  other  countries  with  an  option    to  attain  an  assessment  to  Canadian   standards  before  migration  to  Canada  or  finding  employment  in  Canada  and  be  job  ready;
  •   To  help  Citizenship  &  Immigration  Canada  (CIC)  and  Provincial  nominee  programs  choose,  select  and   include  those  who  are  genuine  credential  and work experience holders  over  those  who  are  misrepresenting  their  details  to   cheat  Canada’s  immigration  system.
  • IQN  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.
  • IMMSKILLS  is  a  member  of  Citizenship and Immigration Canada   Qualification  network .

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