PICS – FCR Loans Program:
Since 2018, PICS -Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loans Program has been helping skilled newcomers get back into their professional or alternative career fields.
Our team has helped hundreds of skilled newcomers in a variety of sectors such as health, education, technology, accounting, law, and others. Our FCR program offers loan & career guidance for eligible skilled newcomers to get back into their professional or alternative career field.
We understand that skilled newcomers face challenges when it comes to finding employment or getting their credentials verified in Canada. The process of having foreign credentials recognized can be complex and time-consuming, which can be frustrating for newcomers who are eager to contribute their skills and expertise to Canadian society. That’s where we come in. Our team of experts has extensive experience in the field of credential recognition, and we are committed to helping newcomers achieve their professional goals.
PICS-FCR offers 2 services, which are support services and financial support. Click here to learn how we can help you.
Program Director, Career Services
She is a reliable, committed, and result-focused individual. With over 20 years of progressive experience in education and employment programs, she has experience in project management, event coordination, fundraising, as well as educational and employment counseling within the public and non-profit sectors. Raj Brar has a Bachelor of Science and Pharmacy from India and holds the designation of Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP). Raj previously worked at BCIT in the School of Business for over two decades. She joined PICS in 2018 as an FCR Program Manager to work with Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs). Raj Brar has proven to exceed expectations while providing superior service and solutions.
Mentorship & Employment Manager
Chandrika Mohan is a highly skilled professional with a strong background in Operations and Administration. She began her career in 1998 and has since gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the Education and Employment field. She joined PICS in February 2020 as an Administrative Assistant, then became a Resume writer and Employment Coach, further elevated as Mentorship and Employment Coordinator, and has quickly risen through the ranks to become the Mentorship and Employment Manager. She has also worked for the PICS Anti-Racism project for 6 months. Her educational background in Masters in Commerce and Business Administration has provided her with a strong foundation in business principles and strategies that she has applied to her work.
Loans Manager & Women's Counsellor
Manmeet Brar is a highly experienced and dedicated professional with extensive expertise in settlement counseling, career and financial counseling, and loans coordination. She began her career at PICS in July 2009, as a Punjabi Settlement Counselor and Labor Market Specialist, and later worked as a Career and Financial Counselor. With her exceptional skills and hard work, she has been promoted to Loans Manager and Women's Counselor for FCR Loans Program. She has also with Youth Anti-Racism Project during her tenure. Additionally, Manmeet is a Certified Career Development Practitioner. She is passionate about her work and always ready to help and support Skilled Newcomers to settle back into their own or alternative professions.