Removing Unfair Work Barriers for Skilled Newcomers

Our government is helping internationally-trained immigrants work in the fields they’ve studied in abroad.

Ontario is the first province in Canada to ban unfair or discriminatory Canadian work experience requirements to help newcomers work in the professions they were trained for.

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) are now the first association to remove it from their application criteria, and in December 2023, all unfair requirements for Canadian experience will be automatically voided unless an exemption is granted by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development for public health and safety.

This has the potential to help thousands of otherwise-qualified professionals pursue their dreams over the coming years, all while maintaining Ontario’s world-class licensing and exam requirements.