For Internationally Trained Individuals in Southwestern Ontario

Welcome to the Access Centre for Regulated Employment

The Access Centre for Regulated Employment provides information and application assistance to internationally trained individuals seeking licensure or related employment in Ontario’s regulated professions.  The Access Centre also supports internationally trained tradespersons to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA).

Serving all of Southwestern Ontario, the Access Centre assists clients in understanding and navigating the often complex processes of Ontario’s regulatory bodies. As each regulated profession has its own process for obtaining licensure, our staff helps clients navigate the regulator’s process to avoid costly and time-consuming errors.

Whether you are interested in having your educational credentials assessed, learning more about the licensure process for a specific profession, or exploring related employment opportunities in your field, the Access Centre can help.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment. English and French services are available.

Staff at the Access Centre also respond to requests for information from prospective newcomers and assist employers in meeting their Human Resource needs.

Internationally Trained Worker Loan Program

There are over 2 million Internationally Trained Workers (ITWs) in Canada – including skilled immigrants and Canadians with international training or education. For many ITWs, a lack of foreign credential recognition is a significant barrier to achieving employment and effective labour market integration. Foreign credential recognition is the process of verifying that the education and job experience obtained in another country is equal to the standards established in Canada.


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