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 .