How can I get my foreign credentials recognized in the trades?

Getting your foreign credentials recognized involves several steps to ensure that your skills and qualifications meet the standards required for employment in your chosen trade. In order to have your foreign credentials recognized in BC, you may need to take some of the following actions:

  • Research your trade
  • Contact SkilledTradesBC to assess your foreign credentials
  • Upgrade training if necessary
  • Verify work experience through SkilledTradesBC
  • Enroll in apprenticeship programs
  • Apply for licensing and certification
  • Stay informed about continuing education and professional development opportunities
  • Seek guidance and support from career counselors, immigrant settlement, agencies, and industry associations