Assessing the Skills and Competencies of Internationally Trained Immigrants: A Manual for Regulatory Bodies, Employers and Other Stakeholders

Author(s): Susan Simosko
ISBN: 978-0-9781782-1-5

This manual provides an overview of the five assessment methods commonly associated with PLAR and with competency-based assessment. These methods—self-assessments, written examinations, oral questioning, demonstrations and observations, and portfolios—are used by regulatory and licensing bodies, and by educational and training organizations, across Canada and around the world. The manual is divided into four sections: Introduction, Getting Started, Assessment Tools, and Putting It All Together. At the end of each section is a series of questions to help you evaluate your organization’s needs, and to help you consider possible future steps as you review your approach. At the end of the manual, the Appendices provide additional resources and references. CAPLA hopes that this manual will prove to be a helpful tool for recognizing the skills and competencies of immigrants. We should not forget that internationally trained workers have invested a great deal, both personally and professionally, to secure a productive future for themselves and their families in Canada.

We welcome comments about the manual on our discussion board. Please log in to "Discussion Forums" to post comments under the topic "Assessing the Skills and Competencies of Internationally Trained Immigrants / Discussion related to the Manual." Comments are welcomed in either English or French.

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Évaluation des compétences des immigrants formés à l’étranger Manuel à l’intention des employeurs, des organismes de réglementation et des autres intervenants

Author(s): Susan Simosko
ISBN: 978-0-9781782-2-2

Ce manuel présente un aperçu des cinq méthodes d’évaluation généralement suivies pour l’ÉRA et pour l’évaluation axée sur les compétences. Ces méthodes — autoévaluations, examens écrits, entrevues orales, démonstrations et observations, dossiers de présentation — servent aux organismes de réglementation et d’octroi de permis ainsi qu’aux établissements d’enseignement et de formation dans tout le Canada et partout au monde.

Il se subdivise en quatre sections : Introduction, Lancement du processus, Outils d’évaluation, et Synthèse générale. Nous avons ajouté à la fin de chaque section une série de questions qui vous aideront à évaluer les besoins de votre organisme et à envisager les étapes à entreprendre pour votre démarche d’évaluation. À la fin du manuel, vous trouverez des annexes avec des ressources supplémentaires et une bibliographie.

Nous attendons vos commentaires sur le manuel et sur son utilisation sur notre Forum de discussion sous la rubrique "Évaluation des compétences des immigrants formés à l’étranger / Discussions relatives au manuel". Les commentaires sont bienvenues en français ou en anglais.


This webinar showcased a new publication of interest to those wanting to assess the skills and competencies of immigrants to Canada. Participants can review the manual here. Topics discussed included: assessment challenges, key assumptions, overview of tools, an organizational competency-based assessment strategy, quality assurance, examples of an industry-based self-assessment tool and a simulation model.

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When 12 April 2012 - 2:00pm (Eastern)
Length 60 minutes
Fee Free but registration is required
Facilitator/Moderator: Susan Simosko, Susan Simosko Associates, Inc.
Speakers: Doreen Leong, Director of Registration and Special Programs, College of Pharmacists of British Columbia Philip Mondor, Senior Vice President, Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
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