Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Programs across Canada

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Programs (similar to WIL's Internationally Trained Worker Loan Program) are currently operating across Canada as part of a national pilot funded by the Government of Canada.  Please note that each program listed below has its own unique eligiblity criteria and loan terms.  Please contact the appropriate program in your province/region for more information.

ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN & GTA

IMMIGRANT ACCESS FUND (IAF) 
www.iafcanada.org
Email: apply@iafcanada.org

Toll Free: 1-855-423-2262



BRITISH COLUMBIA


S.U.C.C.E.S.S
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project offers a competitive low-interest rate loan to residents of B.C. who are internationally trained to help them pursue FCR and obtain employment in their field in Canada.
Shalaleh Najafy
Program Manager
email: shalaleh.najafy@success.bc.ca
phone: 604-232-1100 ext. 110
visit: www.success.bc.ca/FCRloan
 


Metro Vancouver

MOSAIC
Nora Maldonado
Program Manager
email: nmaldonado@mosaicbc.com
phone: 604-254-9626 ext. 492
visit: www.mosaicbc.com/settlement-services/settling-canada/micro-loans-program

MANITOBA

SEED Winnipeg
Recognition Counts! is a program that provides accessible, low interest loans to assist skilled immigrants to Manitoba with qualification recognition, upgrading and/or training needed for employment in the fields for which they have education and experience obtained outside of Canada.
Sandra Leone
Project Manager
email: sandra@seedwinnipeg.ca
phone: 204-594-0549
visit: seedwinnipeg.ca/programs/detail/recognition-counts



 

 

ONTARIO (Southwest Ontario, excluding GTA)



WIL Employment Connections

The Internationally Trained Worker Loan Program provides ITWs (residing in southwestern Ontario) access to the funds necessary to achieve foreign credential recognition and employment outcomes commensurate with their international education, skills and experience. Loans operate as a flexible line of credit to assist ITWs in covering the direct and indirect costs related to foreign credential recognition.
Servicy Delivery Parnter:  Access Centre for Regulated Employment
email: info@accesscentre.ca   phone: 519-858-2348
visit: www.wil.ca/immigrants-newcomers/skilled-immigrant-loan-program

 
QUEBEC
 
Greater Montréal, QUEBEC
Association communautaire d’emprunt de Montréal (ACEM)
Indu Krishnamurthy
Program Coordinator
email: info@acemcreditcommunautaire.qc.ca
phone: 514-843-7296
visit: www.acemcreditcommunautaire.qc.ca



 

 
 
 
NEW BRUNSWICK
 
New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC)
Tanya Billings
Project Coordinator
email: tanya.billings@nb-mc.ca
phone: 506-453-1091 ext. 6
visit: www.nb-mc.ca/index.php/en/newcomers/working_in_nb/



 

 
 
NOVA SCOTIA
 
Immigrant Settlement and Immigration Services (ISIS)
Kapila Dimantha
Project Coordinator
email: kdimantha@isisns.ca
phone: 902-406-8686
visit: www.isisns.ca



 

 
 
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
 

Canada Microcredit Educators Group (CMEG)
Canada Microcredit Educators Group invites inquiries and applications from internationally trained people of all occupations living in Prince Edward Island. CMEG is committed to your prosperity.



Patrick O’Neill
Program Manager
email: patoneill@microloanscanada.ca
phone: 902-388-4499
visit: www.microloanscanada.ca

 

 
 
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
 

Acquiring eXperience; Integrating Skills (AXIS) Employment Services
AXIS Career Services, the employment division of the Association for New Canadians, has established a targeted Small Loans Program to support and expedite the integration of Internationally Educated Professionals into the Newfoundland and Labrador workforce. To determine if you are eligible for assistance, visit www.AXIScareers.net.



Eileen Kelly-Freake
Director of Employment Programs & Career Services
email: ekf@nfld.net
phone: 709-579-1780