Education and training
To work in your occupation in Alberta, you may need to have your internationally earned qualifications assessed to ensure they meet the required standards in Alberta. This assessment will look at your:
- work experience
Getting this assessment takes time and costs money. It might be necessary to:
- take exams
- provide proof of language skills
- take additional training
It is important to understand these requirements and plan your time and resources accordingly.
Many professional regulatory organizations and post-secondary institutions run their own qualification assessments. Contact the regulatory organization responsible for your occupation to find out where you should have your qualifications assessed.
You can view the lists of regulated professions and regulated trades to find out which organizations you will need to contact and what steps you will need to take in order to work in your occupation in Alberta.
Even if your occupation is not regulated in Alberta, you may still need to have your qualifications assessed to show an employer that you are qualified.
The following information on assessment and certification will help you access services and organizations that will accredit your qualifications and help you figure out if you need to upgrade your qualifications to work in your chosen field in Alberta.
Assessment and certification
Discover how Alberta’s International Qualifications Assessment Service evaluates international educational documents and issues certificates.
Find out how you can improve your English language skills.
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Date Updated: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:05:55