FOREIGN CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION (FCR) LOAN PROJECT

Funded by the Government of Canada, the project supports internationally trained professional immigrants to pursue their licensing and credentialing goals in Canada with a low-interest loan. The Project’s staff work with individual clients to map out an achievable plan to attain their licensing, credentialing and employment goals. Together with the financial institution partner, the Project provides clients with financial and integrated program support.

What we offer:

Project features:
  • Individualized support and guidance;
  • Job market navigation;
  • Financial support; and
  • Mentoring & coaching.
Eligible Costs:
  • The FCR loan can be used to cover the following costs:
  • Tuition for short-term (two years or less) training
  • Exam fees with a professional governing association
  • Travel expenses to write an exam
  • Qualification assessments fees
  • Professional association fees
  • Books and course materials

Eligibility

Internationally trained professionals who meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident in BC or an individual granted refugee status in Canada and who is legally permitted to work in Canada
  • Has obtained credentials outside of Canada; and
  • Is seeking to have his or her credentials recognized in Canada or is undertaking training for an alternative career or both.

How to apply

The first step to joining the program is booking an appointment with a case manager at our office and coming in for registration and assessment to determine your needs and how we can help you.

Should you wish to go ahead, you can call the program with the following information:

  • Profession
  • Country of Origin
  • Year of entry into Canada

Contact us for information and registration:

Tel: 778-819-0728 ext. 1001
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fcrloan.ca
Address:  #218-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2

Other Locations:

Richmond area *by appointment
Surrey area *by appointment
Tri-cities area *by appointment
Pender Service Centre (Vancouver) *by appointment
Fort St. John (Northern BC) (Online outreach) *by appointment