Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Recognizing Prior Learning and Training in Newcomers

Recognition of prior learning is the formal recognition of the skills and knowledge that a person has, regardless how, when or where the learning occurred.

Experience can be gained through formal, non-formal or informal training and education; work experience (including volunteer experience); general life experience or any combination of these.

Tourism HR Canada recognizes that anticipated growth in employment may not be met by the current or future Canadian workforce, and that the industry would benefit from recognition of international skills and qualification levels so as to encourage the mobility and transferability of labour from foreign countries.

In response to the increasing demand for skilled and professional employees, Tourism HR Canada developed national occupational standards and an industry-certification program.

To meet future needs, a foreign-credential-recognition (FCR) model must be developed and connected with the sector’s existing occupational standards and professional certification (credential) program.