Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP) – Employment and Social Development Canada


The Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP) supports foreign credential recognition in Canada. Governments and organizations use the funding for programs that help assess and recognize the international credentials and work experience that individuals have acquired in other countries.

The FCRP also helps implement the Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications. The Framework is a joint commitment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together to improve foreign credential recognition processes in Canada.

Comments on Funding:

The amount of contribution funding will be determined based on the expected costs of the activities, the demonstrated need of the applicant and the applicant’s ability to undertake the activities. In-kind and financial contributions by applicants are encouraged.

Contributions for capital costs such as the purchase of computers and other office equipment, furniture and other assets necessary to the project will normally not exceed $10,000.


The applicant must:

  • Provincial, territorial and municipal governments
  • Educational institutions: school boards, universities, colleges, CÉGEPs
  • Public health institutions
  • Professional associations, industry groups, sector and cross-sectoral councils, unions, regulatory bodies
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Consortia composed of all or some of the aforementioned types of recipient organizations

Applications Steps:


Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit a concept proposal in order to provide some detail about the proposed project:

  • State what type of organization they are;
  • Project type & description, project activities, expected results;
  • Sources of funding;
  • Declaration.

Other Things to Note:

This service commitment is already being met in these target occupations: architect; dentist; engineering technician; engineer; financial auditor and accountant; licensed practical nurse; medical laboratory technologist; medical radiation technologist; occupational therapist; pharmacist; physiotherapist; registered nurse; physician; teacher (K–12).


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    This service commitment will soon be met in these target occupations: audiologist and speech language pathologist; carpenter; electrician (industrial and construction); geoscientist; heavy duty equipment; technician; heavy equipment operator; lawyer; midwife; psychologist; welder.

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