Foreign Credentials Recognition (FCR) for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP)

About IEHP Program

The Canadian Federal Government-funded Foreign Credentials Recognition (FCR) for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP) program is dedicated to facilitating the seamless integration of newcomers into the healthcare sector. FCR ensures that education and foreign work experience align with Canadian standards, creating a smooth transition for skilled professionals. The program’s objectives include increasing awareness, minimizing FCR process barriers, offering Canadian work experience, and supporting inter-provincial mobility in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

IEHP Program


  • Needs Assessment
  • One-on-one Counselling
  • Career Action Plan
  • Mentorship & Volunteering
  • Credential Navigation Plan
  • Wrap-around Services for Women
  • Employer Engagement & Job Readiness Workshops
  • PAID Work Experience
  • Networking opportunities
  • Inter-provincial mobility

Canadian Work Experience opportunities for IEHP‘s


  • Provide Canadian Work Experience and Job Placement to eligible Nurses and Health Care Aides (HCAs)
  • Provide a 12-week Wage Subsidy Program for Clinical/Addiction Counsellors and other eligible health professionals across 3 provinces

Inter-Provincial Mobility for IEHP‘s

  • Provide employment opportunities and Inter-Provincial Mobility across BC, AB, and ON by addressing systemic and administrative barriers ensuring smooth transitions, and access to the national job market.

Eligibility Criteria

Immigration Status

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Temporary Resident (open work permit)
  • Refugee with legal or working status in Canada

Helthcare Professional

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Clinical or Addiction Counsellor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Other healthcare professional


  • Graduated with an international healthcare degree

*1 item from each category must be met to be eligible

Tri-Provincial Partners

British Columbia

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society


Centre for Newcomers


Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Pre-Arrival Services Partners

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Career Services

BC Plan

Mentorship Partners

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