Fair Registration Act Round Table – Aug. 28th, 2019

Dr. Sally Zhao, TIES’ CEO, pictured far left, with a panel of immigrant serving agency professionals at the Fair Registration Practices Act Round Table in Calgary, Aug. 28th, 2019.

On Wed. Aug. 28th, 2019 at 6pm, a Round Table meeting was held to improve foreign credentialed recognition for newcomers to Canada at the Symons Valley United Church in NW Calgary. This event was co-organized by TIES and attended by TIES’ CEO, Dr. Sally Zhao, pictured far left. Many newcomer professionals are unable to find work in Canada because their qualifications and skills are not recognized.

The Fair Registration Practices Act is a bill (Bill 11) proposed by the Government of Alberta to help speed up the process of foreign qualification recognition. If this legislation is passed, it would mean fewer barriers for newcomer professionals looking for work. This Act is the first step in our government’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan and works to cut red tape, remove barriers, speed up the process where possible, and hold professional bodies accountable to increase fairness and transparency.

The Rt. Hon. Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration, and Jason Luan, Associate Minister of Mental Health & Addictions, hosted this roundtable discussion.

For more information about the Fair Registration Practices Act, visit https://www.alberta.ca/fair-registration-practices-act.aspx

A second Round Table meeting was held, Sept. 3rd, 2019 from 6PM to 7PM at McDougall Centre (455 6 St SW, Calgary) to discuss The Fair Registration Practices Act.