Expanding the National Newcomer Navigation Network to Support Internationally Trained Health Care Professionals

OTTAWA (ON), June 6, 2022 /CNW/ – Newcomers are essential for from Canada short-term recovery and long-term prosperity, including in the health care sector. As we continue to welcome newcomers who bring the critical skills we need for our economy to thrive, settlement services play a key role in helping them succeed.

Building on the success of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4), Marie-France LalondeParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced nearly $1.5 million promote industry collaboration and information sharing on foreign qualifications and credential recognition requirements for internationally educated health professionals.

This expanded project will help internationally trained health professionals fill key positions in the health labor market. It will also allow N4 to serve as a platform where newcomers and internationally trained healthcare professionals can find information on foreign qualifications and credential recognition in all provinces and territories across the country. exterior of Quebec.

The project will also

  • aim to identify barriers faced by internationally educated health professionals in having their foreign credentials recognized in Canada
  • provide practical policy recommendations to address sector gaps
  • help internationally trained healthcare professionals gain faster access to credentialing and qualification requirements
  • removing barriers to work in from Canada health care system


“CHEO has a proven track record of ensuring health and social service professionals have the knowledge and tools they need to provide equitable care and services to newcomers. We look forward to continuing to work with the National Newcomer Navigation Network to support internationally trained healthcare professionals. in securing jobs in from Canada health care sector. These services will help more newcomers succeed, while helping to build a better future for all Canadians. »

Marie-France LalondeParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

“Newcomers are an integral part of our communities. Their full inclusion in our health care workforce will help us address staffing shortages, while incorporating rich and diverse voices of lived experience and better supporting other newcomers.

Alex MunterCEO and President, CHEO

Fast facts

  • Service Delivery Improvement Funding is a dedicated stream within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Settlement Program that strategically invests in projects that provide insight into program design and sector improvements to support future settlement programs.
  • Over 100 projects have been funded through the first Service Delivery Improvement Expression of Interest process launched in 2017. The second Expression of Interest was launched in 2020, and IRCC is currently funding 80 projects in all the countries.
  • In April 2019, CHEO launched the National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4) to focus on breaking down barriers faced by newcomers, including language and cultural barriers when accessing health and social. N4 has developed an online platform to facilitate cross-industry connections, learning and collaborations, including a resource toolkit, community of practice working groups, certificate program, database and bi-monthly webinars by subject matter experts.

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SOURCE Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

For further information: Media Contacts Only: Aidan Strickland, Press Secretary, Minister’s Office, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, [email protected] ; Media Relations, Communications Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-952-1650, [email protected]

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