Health Sector Conference for Internationally Trained Doctors and Nures

Posted On: June 29, 2023

FCR Loans Health Sector Conference for Internationally Trained Doctors and Nures

More than 150 internationally trained #doctors and #nurses attended the Health Sector Conference hosted by Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society-FCR, along with Christian Saint Cyr. It was a great opportunity for #internationallytrained doctors and nurses to learn about the navigation pathway, gain knowledge about the regulatory bodies, and explore networking/volunteering opportunities.
PICS-FCR would like to thank Noah D. Arney#AmanGrewal, Doctor #ShivSharma, and Doctor #Mossa for their valuable presence today and for sharing their knowledge and experiences to empower internationally trained doctors and nurses.
At the end of the conference, a 20-member internationally trained doctors advisory committee was formed. They will meet regularly to identify gaps and challenges and make recommendations to the FCR program. This advisory committee will be the future platform where internationally trained doctors can address the gaps, challenges, and recommendations

What Is The FCR Program?

The Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) loans program is funded in part by the Federal Government of Canada to help skilled newcomers to get back into their professional field or an alternative related career field.

FCR is a process to verify that your education and work experience, obtained in another country, is equivalent to the standards established by the Canadian workforce.

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Who Is Eligible?

Skilled Newcomers who meet the following requirements:

  • Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen Temporary Resident, or Refugee with legal document representing working status in BC
  • Proof of education credential and work experience outside of Canada
  • Seeking to get credentials recognized in Canada and/or undertaking training for an Alternative Career
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FCR Loan Program Features

  • Loans can be used for credential evaluation, association & exam fees, books & course materials, short-term bridge training, and travel expense/living allowance
  • Multiple Loan amounts from $1000 – $30,000
  • Flexible repayment from one to five years
  • Competitive low-interest rate.
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FCR Loan Program Benefits

  • Different from banks, credit unions, and student loans; the FCR loan program focus on processing the application based on character assessment
  • If you are a skilled newcomer who just arrived in Canada with no credit history, the FCR loan program can help you if you need financial support to get back to your own profession or an alternative related career field.
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