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Recognizing foreign talent in Alberta

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The Alberta government is establishing a new advisory committee aimed at enhancing the province’s foreign credential recognition system. This initiative is crucial for enabling internationally trained professionals to utilize their specialized training and skills in Alberta more quickly, addressing professions with current and projected labour shortages.

The new committee, consisting of 13 members and chaired by Dr. Misheck Mwaba, will offer recommendations to the Alberta government to improve the existing credential assessment and recognition system.

Muhammad Yaseen, Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism, emphasized, “Alberta’s growth continues across all industries and shows no signs of slowing down. By streamlining international qualification recognition, we can attract more skilled professionals to Alberta and help them put their education and training to work faster.”

Nolan Dyck, MLA for Grande Prairie, added, “The Alberta Advantage continues, and with it, we are welcoming new Albertans to our province every day. With many newcomers bringing highly valued skill sets across multiple sectors, by streamlining and making the credentialing process more efficient, we can continue to have the best and highest-quality workforce in the world.”

The committee comprises representatives from industry, regulatory bodies, educational institutions, and individuals who have navigated the foreign qualification recognition system.

Dr. Misheck Mwaba, chair of the Foreign Credential Advisory Committee, stated, “The Foreign Credential Advisory Committee is undertaking an important initiative to advance the recognition of foreign credentials, and foster collaboration and coordination among various stakeholders including employers, regulatory bodies, and educational institutions. I look forward to working with the committee and cultivating an inclusive approach to workforce development in Alberta.”

The committee’s recommendations, aimed at improving and streamlining the province’s foreign credential recognition system, will be presented in a report to the Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism by June 28, 2025.

Committee Members:
– Dr. Misheck Mwaba, President and CEO, Bow Valley College
– Shauna Feth, President and CEO, Alberta Chamber of Commerce
– Glenys Reeves-Gibbs, Executive Director, Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professionals
– Kene Ilochonwu, Senior Legal Counsel, Woodfibre LNG
– Deidre Lake, Executive Director, Alberta International Medical Graduates Association
– Cam Linke, CEO, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
– Dr. Megan Bergman, Registrar and CEO, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
– Susan McGillivray, Interim Vice-President, People and Health Professions, Alberta Health Services
– Rachel Miller, CEO, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
– Jay Nagendran, Registrar and CEO, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
– G. Nabi Chaudhary, Retired Manager/Senior Economist, Alberta Agriculture
– Bruce Randall, Retired Executive Director, Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council
– Cinnamon Stacey, Director, Research and Assessment, National Nursing Assessment Service

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