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ESDC – FCR Workshop on Pan-Canadian Systems and Mutual Recognition Agreements

The big picture was the linkage between free trade agreements and the recognition of foreign credentials.  Day 1 focused on Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) overview with specific case studies being presented by organizations who are actively engaged with various types of foreign credential recognition approaches.  Day 2 commenced with a presentation by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.  The presentation and ensuing lengthy question and answer session provided a valuable perspective on mutual recognition within the parameters of Canada’s international trade negotiations.  The Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) and the effect that agreement will have on all past and future mutual recognition agreements with any and all of the 28 EU member countries provided the focus of the presentation.  The rest of the day’s program offered exposure to specific MRA experiences from various professional occupations such as dentists, physicians, architects, engineers, accountants, and physiotherapists.

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