- Immigrants and refugees are coming to this country with qualifications and professional skills that are needed in Canada;
- Many newcomers have been denied access to their professions or trades because of inflexible accreditation bodies;
Therefore be it resolved
That the CCR call on the federal and provincial governments to ensure that there is a fair process whereby newcomers can gain recognition of the skills they acquired elsewhere and have:
- access to training to meet Canadian standards;
- a right of appeal from denial of such recognition or access.
Immigration and Settlement