CAPLA is pleased to announce a new project aimed at helping immigrants find information about using their skills, abilities and competencies in the most effective way once they get to Canada. This online resource will describe the process of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) which will assist immigrants in Canada and potential immigrants who are overseas. The website includes a repository of services and tools used in the recognition of prior learning (RPL) in different regions across Canada.
The project’s activities are supported by CAPLA’s RPL Immigrant Working Group who identified the need for this resource and have been developing background materials for over two years. The Working Group Chair, Eileen Kelly-Freake, said “We are grateful for having received this funding from the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)* at Colleges and Institutes Canada, to assist CAPLA to move forward with this important resource. Immigrants and potential immigrants struggle to have their competencies and skills recognized in Canada, and we know that the kind of information we are building will make a real difference.”
*CIIP is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada (Citizenship and Immigration Canada).