Paths to membership in professional orders for foreign-trained professionals – towards a statistical picture
Every year, 4000 foreign-trained professionals (FTP) initiate a process for recognition of their competencies with a professional order.
Despite their large number, the career paths of these professionals and the difficulties they encounter in their approaches remain little known.
This project, conducted in collaboration with the Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec (CIQ), seeks to design an effective method to produce a statistical profile of the path to membership in professional orders for foreign-trained professionals (FTP).
This knowledge will allow a better understanding of the critical steps of this process and adaptation of the actions taken by the professional system to support immigrants during the process of obtaining a professional title.
This profile will make it possible to obtain an overview of the critical steps encountered by FTPs in their efforts to join professional orders, thus opening the door to an evaluation and adjustment of the measures taken by the organizations concerned to facilitate access by immigrants to the regulated professionals.
Type of service: Applied research
Principal Investigator: Thomas Gulian
Co-investigators: Monica Schlobach and Marianne Renard
Funding source: Conseil Interprofessionnel du Québec (CIQ), Fonds d’appui à la mobilité de la main-d’œuvre (FAMMO – Fund to support workforce mobility)
Project start date: May 2013
Project end date: June 2014