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Canadian Gov’t Urged To Recognize Academic Credentials Of Pinoy Workers
The Philippines has urged the Canadian government to recognize academic credentials earned in the country to allow increased employment of Filipinos in Canada.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario recently conveyed this message to Canada’s Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, MP Jason Kenney, during their meeting at Canada’s Parliament Hill.
Canada is facing a looming shortage in its labor force. A million jobs could be unfilled across Canada in sectors such as mining, oil, and health care by 2021.
Degrees earned in some foreign countries, including the Philippines, are downgraded when assessed in Canada, due to differences in curricula and required number of years.
For instance, a college graduate from the Philippines is considered as having completed only two years of college education in Canada.
Kenney praised the positive contributions of Filipinos coming to and settling in Canada who are boosting the country’s economy and enriching its culture and society.
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