Testimonials - Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Program

I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the FCR Loan Program for their assistance and financial program. I am grateful beyond measure for my  considerate and obliging FCR counsellor. Having their kind support and guidance, I could  move forward smoothly without any inconvenience or hassle.  I highly recommend the FCR program to international graduates who are willing to pursue their career within their professional scope. They are people who make you feel you are not alone but valued.   Atyeh Ebadi, MD Internationally graduated Dermatologist

Atyeh Ebadi – Health


I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to FCR Loan Program for providing me the opportunity to achieve my career goals. FCR team expertise and help have been invaluable. I am grateful beyond measure for my counsellor 's support and compassion throughout this process. Counsellor's guidance made it much easier to work through and move forward smoothly without any hassle. I highly recommend FCR team to immigrants who need to pursue their career in their own professional sphere. Hooman Farkhondeh

Hooman Farkhondeh – Technology Sector


"I am so grateful that I was connected with FCR. They were so helpful. I had the deadline and they were so considerate and made all the arrangements within a week. I was connected with Vancouver Career counsellor, a very humble lady. She is remarkable, she explained me everything even the rate dropped after my loan was approved but before I signed it, so she made sure that I get that new rate applied. She went far and beyond. Very Thankful to her and FCR." Sahra Rahim (Bio-Medical Data Analyst)

Sahra Rahim (Bio-Medical Data Analyst)


Thank you PICS FCR and staff for your time, advice and dedication to help me out for my upgradation. We just landed in Vancouver on 12th Sept. 2019 and were trying to get settled down with new culture and community. I have been working as Assistant professor of Chemistry for about 5 years and here also I want to pursue my career in academics only. So I started job search by applying online at many vacancies but finding a job in Canada is quite different than what I used to do in my home country India. Here networking and soft skills are very important, which I came to know about after meeting FCR Counsellor. I am thankful to PICS for your guidance and assistance to upgrade my skills and knowledge by enrolling in Provincial Instructor Diploma Program, which eventually be helpful for my job search. I would also like to thank Vancity bank for approving loan for the fees of my course. After my application, the loan process was completed within a week, the rate of interest and processing charges are affordable. I am grateful for the guidance FCR counsellor has provided me about PIDP course. With her guidance, I am taking online course so that I can also take care of my 3 years old son. I started this course online and I am sure this course would not only upgrade my soft skills but also enhance my teaching methodology.

Anju Rohan Desai (Researcher, Asst. Professor)


"I was in a Skills Link Program for youth in PICS when the FCR Loan Program was introduced to me. Being a new immigrant to Canada with an education and work background in the health care industry in the Philippines, I know that I needed to upgrade my foreign credentials in order to legally practice my profession and to be recognized as a Nurse in BC. Upgrading would mean that I need to pass a series of English and licensing examinations before I could be registered in the BCCNP. This brought a financial challenge to me since I had only been starting to settle in Canada and my income was barely enough to meet my family's daily expenses. Thankfully, the FCR staff, especially Manmeet who was my career counselor, were very patient in planning and discussing with me every detail of my career plan and how the program can help me achieve my short- and long-term career goals. The staff were very helpful and even went beyond what was expected of them by reaching out to the nursing regulatory body to clarify any questions and uncertainties that I had. With the FCR Team's full support, I was approved for a loan amounting to $1600, enough to cover my English test preparation course and examination fees, and my NNAS credentials evaluation and registration. It also brought me peace of mind knowing that I will be financially capable to achieve my career goals without having to worry about providing for my family's needs. Just recently, I got hired as a residential support worker and I am excited that I am one step further in the path towards reaching my dream to become an RN in BC. I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunity that PICS and the FCR Loan Program has given me."

Jessica (Nurse)