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Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner

Recognition is just one important step toward employment. Unfortunately, many internationally educated professionals enter the Canadian labour market unaware that being recognized in their trade or profession is not enough to be successful. Despite their high technical skills, the cultural differences they face in the labour market can block them from achieving the level of success they enjoyed in their home country. By Canadian standards, they may write weak resumes, give poor interviews, lack initiative, express inappropriate emotions, or give boring presentations.

Regulators are often the last contact internationally educated immigrants have with the system. Regulators can support their success by referring them to supports that will help them develop the essential skills they need to find and keep a job, and successfully practice their trade or profession.


Help internationally educated professionals find success in the workplace

Ways to get there…

  • Exchange up-to-date information with stakeholders who provide supports to internationally educated professionals
  • Provide information about supports
  • Make connections with employers to establish mentorship programs
  • Participate in gap or bridge programs
  • Provide opportunities to gain Canadian work experience
  • Make referrals to industry associations

Canadian Workplace Preparation

  • Writing a Canadian resume
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Understanding workplace culture
  • Giving presentations
  • Learning management styles
  • Relating to co-workers
  • Report writing


Internationally educated professionals get help searching for and securing their first job. They get essential skills training and on-the-job supports to help them learn the norms of their new workplace, fit in, and find success.

Report to the Minister

Download the Report to the Minister 2015-2017

OMFC Presentations

Download the latest OMFC PowerPoint presentations


Learn about upcoming events

Registration Reviews & Action Plans

Read regulators’ Registration Review Reports and Action Plans

Journeys to Recognition

Internationally educated professionals tell their stories