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Alberta establishes foreign credential advisory committee

Alberta establishes foreign credential advisory committee

EDMONTON – The Government of Alberta is establishing an advisory committee to improve the province’s foreign credential recognition system.

The 13-member committee, led by chair Dr. Misheck Mwaba, will provide recommendations to Alberta’s government that will help improve the current system of credential assessment and recognition, a release said.

“The Foreign Credential Advisory Committee is undertaking an important initiative to advance the recognition of foreign credentials, and foster collaboration and co-ordination among various stakeholders including employers, regulatory bodies and educational institutions. I look forward to working with the committee and cultivating an inclusive approach to workforce development in Alberta,” Mwaba said in a statement.

“Alberta’s growth continues across all industries and shows no signs of slowing down. By streamlining international qualification recognition, we can attract more skilled professionals to Alberta and help them put their education and training to work faster,” Alberta Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism Muhammad Yaseen added.

The members of the committee are:    

  • Misheck Mwaba, president and CEO, Bow Valley College
  • Shauna Feth, president and CEO, Alberta Chamber of Commerce
  • Glenys Reeves-Gibbs, executive director, Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professionals
  • Kene Ilochonwu, senior legal counsel, Woodfibre LNG
  • Deidre Lake, executive director, Alberta International Medical Graduates Association
  • Cam Linke, CEO, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
  • Megan Bergman, registrar and CEO, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
  • Susan McGillivray, interim vice-president, people and health professions, Alberta Health Services
  • Rachel Miller, CEO, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
  • Jay Nagendran, registrar and CEO, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Nabi Chaudhary, retired manager/senior economist, Alberta Agriculture
  • Bruce Randall, retired executive director, Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council 
  • Cinnamon Stacey, director research and assessment, National Nursing Assessment Service

The committee was created by private members Bill 203 – Foreign Credentials Advisory Committee Act, which received royal assent on March 28 and came into force on June 28.

The committee’s term will be a maximum two years in length and will expire no later than March 28, 2026.

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