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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine Articles & Reports - Foreign Credentials

Covell, C.L., Neiterman, E., & Bourgeault, I.L. (2016). Scoping review about the professional integration of internationally educated health professionalsHuman Resources for Health, 14(1), 38-47.

Sweetman, A., McDonald, J. T., & Hawthorne, L. (2015). Occupational regulation and foreign qualification recognition: An overview. Canadian Public Policy, 41(Supplement 1), S1-S13.

Fu, C., & Hickey, R. (2015). The costs of regulatory federalism: Does provincial labor market regulation impede the integration of Canadian immigrants? Journal of International Migration and Integration, 16(4), 987-1002.

Reitz, J., Curtis, J., & Elrick, J. (2014). Immigrant skill utilization: Trends and policy issues. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 15(1), 1-26.

Banerjee, R. & Phan, M. (2014). Licensing requirements and occupational mobility among highly skilled new immigrants in Canada. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations. 69(2), 290-315.

Cheng, L., Spaling, M., & Song, X. (2013). Barriers and facilitators to professional licensure and certification testing in Canada: Perspectives of internationally educated professionals. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 14(4), 733-750

Girard, M., & Smith, M. (2013). Working in a regulated occupation in Canada: An immigrant-native born comparison. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 14(2), 219-244.

Mulholland, S. J., Dietrich, T. A., Bressler, S. I., & Corbett, K. G. (2013). Exploring the integration of internationally educated occupational therapists into the workforce. The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(1), 8-18.

Fréchette, D., Hollenberg, D., Shrichand, A., Jacob, C. & Datta, I. (2013). What's Really Behind Canada's Unemployed Specialists: Too many, too few doctors? Findings from the Royal College's employment study 2013. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (61 p., PDF)

Canada. Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Fixing the Skills Gap: Addressing Existing Labour Shortages in High Demand Occupations: Report 9: Labour and Skills Shortages in Canada: Addressing Current and Future Challenges. Health shortages.

Elgersma, S. (2012). Recognition of the foreign qualifications of immigrants. Canada. Library of Parliament Background Paper. Publication No. 2004-29

Canadian Medical Association (2012 May 9). A Doctor for Every Canadian: Better Planning for Canada’s Health Human Resources: The Canadian Medical Association’s brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities: Addressing Existing Labour Shortages in High Demand Occupations. (7 p., PDF)

Schwartz, B. (2012). Admitted but excluded: Removing occupational barriers to entry for immigrants to Canada. Winnipeg, Man. : Frontier Centre for Public Policy. (215 p., PDF)

Melchers, M.; Schwartz, B. (2011). Improving Foreign Credential Recognition through Reform in Immigration Law and PolicyAsper Review of International Business and Trade Law 11, 171-194.

Government of Canada (2011). Strengthening Canada’s Economy – Government of Canada Progress Report 2011 on Foreign Credential Recognition.

Vogel, L. (2011). Foreign family medicine regulators wary of Canadian review. Canadian Medical Association.Journal, 183(1), E31-2.

Houle, R. & Yssaad, L. (2010). Recognition of newcomers’ foreign credentials and work experience. Perspectives on Labour and Income, 11 (9). Statistics Canada. Catalogue no. 75-001-X

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Foreign Credentials Referral Office (2010). Research capsules: select expert research on foreign credential recognition in Canada. Ottawa : Citizenship and Immigration Canada. (45 p., PDF)

Zietsma, D. (2010). Immigrants working in regulated occupations. Perspectives on Labour and Income, 22(1), 51-59.

Guo, S. (2009). Difference, deficiency and devaluation: Tracing the roots of non-recognition of foreign credentials for immigrant professionals in CanadaThe Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 22(1), 37-52.

Foster, L. (2008).Foreign trained doctors in Canada: Cultural contingency and cultural democracy in the medical professionInternational Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory1(1), 1-25

Boyd, M. & Schellenberg, B. (2007). Re-accreditation and the occupations of immigrant doctors and engineers. Statistics Canada. Canadian Social Trends, Statistics Canada.

Foreign credential recognition. Canadian Issues, Spring 2007. Includes Article: Dauphinee, W.D. Credential recognition in medicine: History, progress and lessons. 100-103.

Guo, S. & Andersson, P. (2005). Non/recognition of foreign credentials for immigrant professionals in Canada and Sweden: a comparative analysis. Edmonton, Alta. : Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration. (26 p., PDF)

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Medical Council of Canada

Dauphinee, W.D. Credential recognition in medicine: History, progress and lessonsCanadian Issues (Spring 2007): 100-103.

Basran, G. S., & Zong, L. (1998). Devaluation of foreign credentials as perceived by visible minority professional immigrants. (1). Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal30(3), 6+.