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The Accreditation and Evaluation service is one of LASSA’s services established to provide information, referral on evaluation and accreditation on foreign education; inform, facilitate and ease the foreign educated clients’ access to the Canadian labor market. This service is designed to address the specific needs identified by the individual newcomers, agencies, corporations, schools and other educational institutions over-viewing the types of documentation, with considerations to further education that are often required by community organizations and placement agencies and by officials working in the human resource area.

The Foreign Credentials Specialist can help you if you are looking to study and upgrade your education or work in Canada.

Services provided:

  • One on one information with regards to the different academic and professional assessment services in Canada and the provinces
  • Provide assistance and information on the Assessment of foreign credentials and the Canadian, Provincial and Regional labour market
  • Provide information and referrals to available federal, provincial and regional employment training programs
  • What and how and assessment report helps the client to achieve his/her personal career goals in Canada
  • Continuing education and educated newcomers outside Canada who must be quickly placed in the appropriate grade
  • Information and guidance on institution and Provincial Regulatory Bodies, that receives applications from international graduate newcomers educated internationally
  • Information on how organization and companies will benefit by considering applications for employment from those who have received education and/or training outside Canada
  •  Referral to appropriate regulatory or accreditation service provider
  • Info sessions and workshops in-house regarding foreign credentials; Info sessions at LASSA’S partners’ offices and local community services governmental and non-governmental agencies as requested (there is no charge for this service)

Our Intake Process includes:

  • Client needs assessment
  • Information on Federal, provincial and regional labor market and available training employment programs in Ontario and other provinces
  • Identification of the client’s objective
  • Action plan
  • Referral to appropriate Professional Regulatory Body or Academic Accreditation Service and reviewing available regional or provincial employment training program criteria
  • Assistance in filing appropriate evaluation and accreditation application
  • Reviewing of the client educational document/s
  • Referral to appropriate translation services
  • Referral to employment, training or educational available programs
  • Follow up

For further information and to book an appointment with our Credential Assessment Team please

Sid Samaha Foreign Credentials Recognition Officer ext. 223
Maral Boudakian Foreign Credentials Recognition Officer ext. 225
Dounia Rizk FCR Program Delivery Support ext. 228


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