Apply for Foreign Credential Recognition Program – Innovation and Skilled Newcomer Employment

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Deadline: 11 April 2019

The Government of Canada is accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving up to $800,000 in funding from the Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP) per project that is up to 30 months in duration. Approximately 15 organizations will receive funding through this process.

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The objective of this application process is to support the development and implementation of innovative and collaborative approaches that improve the integration of highly skilled newcomers into the Canadian labour market.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organization must meet the eligibility criteria to apply for this program. Otherwise, applicant’s application will not be considered.
  • The application must be received by Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • The funding requested from ESDC does not exceed $800,000
  • The project concept is no longer than 30 months in duration
  • The application is from an eligible organization:
    • Regulatory body;
    • Professional association;
    • Not-for-profit organization;
    • Industry association;
    • Union; or
    • Post-secondary institution.
  • The project concept targets highly skilled newcomers
  • The project concept demonstrates how it will improve the integration of highly skilled newcomers into the Canadian labour market
  • The project concept demonstrates how it uses an innovative approach
  • The project concept demonstrates how it uses a collaborative approach

Assessment criteria

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  • This section describes how Government of Canada will assess applicant’s project concept to determine its overall quality.
    • Objective: The project concept supports the development and implementation of innovative and collaborative approaches that improve the integration of highly skilled newcomers into the Canadian labour market.
    • Results: The expected results are well articulated and clearly linked to the proposed activities and the objective of the project.
    • Need: The project concept addresses a well-defined need, and demonstrates how it will benefit the target sector/occupation and newcomers.
    • Innovative: The project concept demonstrates how it will test new programs, services, or systems, or rethink/adapt an existing approach to address specific barriers to the integration and employment of highly skilled newcomers into the Canadian labour market.
    • Collaborative: The project concept demonstrates how it will use a collaborative approach to improve the integration of highly skilled newcomers into the Canadian labour market.
    • Timelines: Timelines of activities and deliverables are clear and the project can be delivered in the stated time.
    • Budget: Costs are reasonable to support the proposed deliverables.
    • Experience and expertise: The organization has the experience and expertise to carry out the project or indicates how they will obtain that expertise to ensure the success of the project (for example through collaboration or contracting).
  • Consideration may be given to:
    • Applications that have the potential to be applied more broadly (for example, local to regional, regional to provincial, provincial to national, working with others in the sector, implementation in multiple provinces).
    • Applications that secure additional financial or in-kind contributions from sources other than ESDC.
    • Factors such as geographic coverage and gender.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Canada

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