Recognizing the Prior Learning of Immigrants to Canada

Moving Towards Consistency and Excellence

The study clarifies and articulates the process of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and identifies some exemplary practices in which it is used. It provides national research to:

  1. examine promising joint models of PLAR/QR systems (defined as RPL); and to
  2. identify organizations that offered exemplary RPL systems for foreign trained individuals.

As part of this process, the study developed an instrument to assess practices, and developed 7 principles that an exemplary RPL system for foreing-trained individuals should be built on, including performance indicators on each principle.

The report was funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada, and was carried out by the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA).

Development Date: October 2006
Author(s): Margaret Riffell, Red River College

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