Manufacturing 2.0


Hiring internationally trained staff

New Canadians represent industry's best short-term solution for bridging the skills gap. But what do you need to know? What credentials and experience transfer to Canada's workplace? The Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) can help. Part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, FCRO provides you the tools and information necessary to quickly assess your options and address any questions you may have.

To assist you in the process, FCRO now offers an "employer's roadmap" to help guide small and medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring internationally trained workers (ITWs). In it, you'll find:

  • Different routes you can take to hire and retain ITWs;
  • Helpful tips on issues you mayencounter on the way;
  • Answers to questions you may have;
  • Practical tools you can use at each step; and
  • Resources to help you on the journey.

Click here to download the Employers' Roadmap to Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers.

You can also watch FCRO's video series, profiling Canadian companies who have successfully integrated ITWs into their labour force, by clicking here.

For more information about FCRO, or to learn how they can help your business, visit

Government of Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Also, read Mathew Wilson's column in Embassy magazine on the importance of internationally trained workers to Canada's manufacturing sector. Mathew is vice president, national policy, with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

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