Credentialing & Privileging | 10.20.23
B.C. to Streamline Accreditation Process for Foreign-Trained Professionals
British Columbia has pledged to start rolling out new rules by the end of this month that will make it easier for foreign-trained professionals to get credentialed in the Canadian province. Health-care jobs are a major focus, but the plan covers all fields from doctors to teachers to social workers. The goal is an ambitious one considering there are 235 occupations governed by 50 regulatory bodies throughout the province. Recent polling identified a complex credentialing system as a big complaint, with roughly 85 percent of international professionals calling the application and licensing process too difficult. It's a hurdle British Columbia officials plan to address.