Foreign Credential Recognition Mentorship Program

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Overview of the Foreign Credential Recognition Program

The Foreign Credential Recognition Program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive experience as you are navigating the Canadian work landscape while benefiting from the combined services and experience from a coalition of organizations. Services include:

  • Credential assessment plan provided by Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency
  • Employment search skills provided by World Skills Employment Centre
  • Mentorship with a professional in your field provided by Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
  • Microloans up to $15,000 to support professional development activities provided by Ottawa Community Loan Fund


What is Foreign Credential Recognition Mentorship Program (FCRP  Mentorship)?

The FCRP Mentorship supports internationally trained professionals to obtain employment within the regulated professions including health-related, law, engineering, teaching and more.  FCRP Mentorship matches newcomer clients with Mentors who are Ottawa-based licensed/certified professionals within their given regulated professions.

Become a FCRP Mentee

Mentee’s eligibility

  • Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Naturalized Canadian Citizen
  • Resident of Ottawa
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (English) 6 or higher
  • Obtained post-secondary education in a regulated profession outside of Canada, and seeking employment within regulated profession

How Do Clients Benefit?

  • Develop and implement an employment action plan
  • Learn about the Canadian workplace culture within your profession
  • Enhanced knowledge of credential relicensing and recertification processes
  • Pre-employment support from the FCRP Program staff and a Mentor, including but not limited to fine tune resume, cover letter and interview skills
  • Mentorship advantage to help in workplace integration and develop stronger professional networks

Become a FCRP Mentor

FCRP Mentors have:

  • At least 2 years of work experience in Ottawa in your field
  • Contacts in employment and professional networks
  • Good interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Sensitivity to employment and cultural transition experiences
  • Commitment to a mentoring relationship

FCRP Mentors have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance cross-cultural competency and technical knowledge
  • Develop career coaching and leadership skills
  • Receive professional development training
  • Lead the way to help newcomers integrate economically and participate fully in our society!

If you are interested in becoming a mentee or volunteering as a FCRP mentor, please contact

Eman Elgamal (Project Coordinator Foreign Credential Recognition Program, FCRP)

613-725-5671 ext. 232

[email protected]

Become A Member Today !

Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.