Survey on hiring in regulated professions
The Survey on hiring in regulated professions is a technical and scientific support project. As part of the work of the Interministerial Committee on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion), the Committee was given the responsibility of a working group on the access of Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) to the first job in their profession. Led by the Committee, the working group includes representatives of four professional associations, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (BTMM) and the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI). The BTMM felt it was relevant for the group to reach out to employers likely to hire IEPs.
This research project aims to document the views of Quebec employers — more specifically, employers at companies with positions that require a licence from a professional association. We would like to identify the difficulties faced by IEPs in getting access to the first job in their profession.
This research has multiple benefits. It helped identify the main IEP employment integration challenges for employers likely to hire them. It also helped formulate the recommendations of the Interministerial Committee on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications for improving access to the Quebec job market for these highly qualified workers.