Is a foreign credential a barrier to employment ?

Sadly for some employers it appears to be. An article in the Montreal Gazette touches on this issue.

The foreign credential issue, to be sure, is one part of the problem. Employers have trouble assigning value to a degree obtained from a foreign academic program with which they are not familiar.

Forty-four per cent of companies in a Conference Board of Canada survey said this was a potential barrier in their hiring practices.

Employers have a difficulty in assigning value to a foreign credential because often they may not have the time or ability to do the required research. Immigrants may miss out on opportunities simply because the employer does not understand that in many cases a foreign diploma is equivalent to a Canadian one.
diploma.jpg
To help our clients with this issue Career Solutions use a service that specializes in the evaluation of a foreign credentials. If required, we have diplomas and transcripts translated and then send them to the International Credential Evaluation Service to be evaluated.

A foreign credential is not a barrier to employment but it can be seen as one. Having credentials evaluated is an important step in finding suitable employment.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: