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OCASI Training for Employment Support Services 05. 11.11. Funded by the Government of Ontario. Background. The Access Centre for Regulated Employment is the first provincially-funded access centre of its kind outside of the Greater Toronto Area.

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Background

  • The Access Centre for Regulated Employment is the first provincially-funded
  • access centre of its kind outside of the Greater Toronto Area.
  • The Access Centre for Regulated Employment provides accurate licensure
  • information and application assistance to newcomers seeking careers in
  • Ontario’s regulated professions.
  • The project is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and is a
  • partnership of 3 local not-for-profit organizations:
    • WIL Employment Connections (managing partner)
    • London Cross Cultural Learners Centre
    • L' Association Canadienne-Francaise de l' Ontario (ACFO), London-Sarnia.
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Regulated Professions

  • Architect
  • Audiologist and Speech-Language
  • Pathologist
  • Certified Engineering Technician and
  • Technologist
  • Certified General Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chiropodist and Podiatrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Technologist
  • Dentist
  • Denturist
  • Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Forester
  • Land Surveyor
  • Lawyer (including Paralegal)
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Professional Engineer
  • Professional Geoscientist
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker and Social
  • Service Worker
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian
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Clients

  • Access Centre partners with ITI's in a business relationship with the goal of
  • licensure or employment in a regulated profession
  • Provide current and credible information and application assistance in a context of
  • each individuals education, career history and personal goals
  • Community Agencies
  • Access Centre provides an adjunct service for employment counsellors, settlement and library workers in the region
  • Employers
  • Access Centre is one of the ‘tools’ in place for companies to effectively
  • connect with immigrant talent
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Clients

  • Help Internationally trained immigrants understand and navigate the complex
  • licensure process in Ontario
  • Help client’s understand international equivalencies including source verification to
  • make informed career and licensure related decisions (WES, ICAS,CES etc)
  • Facilitate document procurement from educational institutions, ministries of
  • education, library archives, previous employers
  • Facilitate legal requirements in the document process (notarization, attestations)
  • Ensure ITI’s submit favourable applications to their regulatory bodies
  • Assist with post application requirements for those interested in achieving full
  • licensure in their field
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Barriers to Licensure

  • Some of the more common barriers faced by Internationally Trained Immigrants (ITI’s) in regulated professions are:
    • Credential recognition
    • Work experience recognition
    • Recency of practice
    • Canadian experience requirements
    • Language and communication
    • Costs associated with licensure ( Application fees, translations etc.)
    • Post application examination requirements
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Good News

  • The Office of the Fairness Commissioner report 2008
  • The professions with the highest proportion of internationally trained members are:
  • Pharmacy 36%
  • Audiology and Speech Language Pathology 35%
  • Chiropractic 28%
  • Dental Technology 28%
  • Physicians and Surgeons 27%
  • Dentals Surgeons 26%
  • Engineering 25%
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Contact information

Access Centre for Regulated Employment

171 Queens Avenue, Suite 320

London, ON N6A 5J7

info@accesscentre.ca

www.accesscentre.ca

Tel: 519.858.2348

Fax: 519.858.5431