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Engaging with educators and regulators in key source countries

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Ontario Association of Certified ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS

Ontario Association of Certified ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS

Description

This practice offers regulators greater insight into education, regulation and scope of practice in regions that send large numbers of internationally trained professionals to Ontario.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists has sent staff members to major source countries such as India and the Philippines to better understand the education systems there, in order to ease the assessment and recognition of internationally trained applicants. This contributes to the currency and integrity of its in-house qualifications assessment process.

It also supports a flexible approach to applications from certain similar professionals. Because of differences in the length of secondary and post-secondary education, Filipino engineers often do not meet educational requirements to be licensed as engineers. But they do meet requirements to be registered as Certified Engineering Technologists.

Proactive engagement with educators and regulators in source countries has several benefits:

  • contributing to more accurate and confident assessments

  • reducing the burden of proof for applicants

  • raising the international profile of the regulatory body

  • promoting more realistic expectations for internationally trained professionals considering immigration to Canada

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure quality of qualifications assessment decisions. Assessment tools and processes measure what they intend to measure and yield consistent results.
  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.
  • Provides applicants with valid and reliable assessments

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Assessment of Qualifications
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 26, 2013