February 2, 2017 at 02:00 PM EST
Alternative careers provide immigrants with the opportunity to find meaningful occupations related to the regulated profession they were originally trained and certified in. These alternative options allow immigrants to use their skills and experience while pursuing licensure in their regulated profession or embark on a new career path altogether.
Alternative careers put valuable skills and experience to work and improve labour market integration during, or instead of, lengthy or challenging accreditation processes for internationally educated professionals.
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) are championing alternative careers and their model pioneers the process for provinces and professions across Canada. Through their experience, CSMLS has one-of-a-kind insight into considerations crucial to the process, user feedback from piloting the initiative, data on uptake, and of course, steps to achieve results.