FCR Loan Project Update

Thank you for contact S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project.

Our Project is currently under re-structuring. For assistance, please contact us at or 778-819-0727 ext. 1001.

Thank you for your continuous support to our FCR Loan Project.


March 2015

From Skilled Immigrant to Medical Physician: International Medical Graduate Panel

This workshop is designed to assist International Medical Graduates in obtaining the necessary resources and information for their credentialing process. We are honoured that industry professionals, such as the College of Physicians and Surgeons, UBC’s IMG, and CaRMS will be joining us to share about their area of expertise. Join us on March 13 to learn more about how to succeed as an International Medical Graduate in Canada.

Workshop topics include:

  • Overview of Licensure Process for IMGs
  • Medical Council of Canada
  • IMG BC
  • FCR Loan Project
  • Practice Ready Assessment – BC
  • Clinical Fellowship and Residency

Where?  Coquitlam City Library, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

When? Friday, March 13 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Registration is no longer available. The workshop is now full.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Get Recognized 如何獲取專業資格
Assessment Tools for Internationally Trained Professionals Workshop 專業資格認證過程及資源 (黃語講座)

Get Recognized is a workshop for Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) to identify resources for credential assessment and recognition. This free event is sponsored by Burnaby Public Library and presented by the Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project.

You will learn about 講座內容:

  • Regulated and Non-Regulated Professions  受規管和非受規管的專業
  • Assessment process for regulated professions 受規管專業的認證過程
  • Financial Resources and Literacy; saving, credit and loans  財務貸款的資源及訊息
  • Industry specific resources 各行業的相關資源

Where?  Surrey City Centre Library Room 120, 10350 University Drive, Surrey

When? Monday, March 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 星期一, 三月十六日下午六時至 八時

Registration or inquiries: S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ Surrey-Delta Service Centre at (604) 588-6869 or S.U.C.C.E.S.S. FCR Loan office at (604) 232-3344 to register.

查詢或登記請致電: 中僑素里服務中心(604) 588-6869或中僑海外資歷認證貸款項目(604) 232-1100 .


From Skilled Immigrant to Professional Engineer: The Path to Success

From Skilled Immigrant to Professional Engineer: The Path to Success is a workshop for internationally trained engineers, technologists or technicians to learn about the accreditation process. This free workshop is sponsored by Burnaby Public Library and presented by the Foreign Credential Referral Loan Project. A knowledgeable panel will share essential information on the resources available to Internationally Trained Engineers (ITE), Technicians and Technologists (ITT) seeking accreditation in Canada. Presenters include:

  • APEGBC – Caroline Westra
  • ASTTBC – Geoff Sale
  • Langara College – Yasmin Virji
  • Path2Work – Lori Akiyama

Where?  Vancity – South Burnaby Community Branch, 5064 Kingsway, Burnaby
**Please note a change in location

When? Thursday, March 19 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Registration is no longer available. The workshop is now full.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


February 2015

Get Recognized Assessment Tools for Internationally Trained Professionals Workshop

Get Recognized is a workshop for Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) to identify resources for credential assessment and recognition. This free event is sponsored by Burnaby Public Library and presented by the Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project. You will learn about:

  • the assessment process for regulated professions
  • regulatory bodies practices
  • industry specific resources
  • training institutions
  • financial resources
Location Date and Time Registration Details
North Vancouver City Library
120 14th Street West, North Vancouver
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Registration by phone (604) 232.1100
Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch
7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Friday, February 20, 2015
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Registration through Burnaby Public Library (604) 436.5400 or online
Coquitlam City Centre Library (Farsi)
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Friday, February 27, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Registration by phone (604) 232.3344
Come and learn how you can have your professional credentials assessed.
Registration for these free workshops are required.


December 2014

FCR Information Session – Online

Are you an:
* An Internationally Trained Professional?
* A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in BC
* Lacking affordable financial support for tuition fees, professional association fees, qualification assessment and/or exam fees?

We can help! Join us in our upcoming information session to learn more about how to get your credentials recognized in Canada and what resources are available for you!

When? Wednesday, December 17 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am PST 

This is your chance to ask questions and learn from professionals about the credentialing process in Canada. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

To register for this one-hour online information session, please email us at

Please also provide the following information:
* Name
* Country of Origin
* Professional Background
* Contact Information

For more information about the Information Session, please contact our office directly  at (604) 232-1100.


Education and Career Fair

Going into its 18th year, the Education and Career Fairs have grown from the original two fairs in Vancouver and Surrey and expanded into new regions, including Vancouver Island, the Interior and North areas.

Where? Vancouver Convention Centre – East

When? Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9am-3pm

Visit for registration & more information.


November 2014

APEGBC Information Session for Foreign Trained Engineers and Geoscientist

Join the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGBC) for an information session on how to navigate the path to professional accreditation and registration with APEGBC. This workshop, with speakers from APEGBC and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., will provide an introduction to foreign trained professionals on registering with the association. Come and meet with volunteers from SUCCESS and APEGBC’s Burnaby/New Westminster branch.

The program breakdown is as follows:
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Registration
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Presentation
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Q&A

Where? Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC V5H 4N5

When? Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Who? Nazi Pashandi, FCR Loan Advisor & APEGBC Representative

Advance registration for this FREE session is required. Register online or call the Metrotown information desk at 604-436-5400.


Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA) 2014 Conference

Assisting Internationally Trained Professionals in Accreditation and Employment

To verify that an Internationally Trained Professional’s (ITP) education and job experience obtained overseas are equivalent to the standards established for Canadian workers, many ITPs must undergo a process known as foreign credential recognition. To assist ITPs in establishing themselves within the Canadian economy, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project and Active Career Advancement Project (ACAP) deliver supporting services. The FCR Loan Project provides guidance and financial support to ITPs during the complex accreditation process. This presentation will enrich participants in their understanding of ITPs struggles, concerns and needs, as well as, recognizing current practices in assisting ITPs to find meaningful and sustainable employments.

Where? Fairmont Chateau Laurier

When? Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Who? Michael Lam, Program Director & Monica Mak, Project Manager

For more information please visit


October 2014

Career, Education, Settlement Fair

In December last year, Canadian Immigrant held it’s inaugural Career, Education and Settlement Fair at the Vancouver Public Library for all recent immigrants in Metro Vancouver. The free event was presented by Scotiabank and was a resounding success!

This year, the Fair returns to Vancouver on October 6th, 2014 at Vancouver Public Library with more than 100 exhibitors from the career, education and settlement sectors who are expected to be a part of the day-long event. “With a three-pronged approach of settlement, careers and education, the 2013 Fair brings to life our mission to inform, educate and motivate new Canadians,” said Gautam Sharma, Publisher of Canadian Immigrant.

This is a must-attend event for new immigrants in Canada. Our goal is to inform and motivate new Canadians as they begin and continue their settlement journey. We aim to provide essential information and tips on job hunting, accreditation, upgrading of education, looking for a home and more. Watch this space for more details.

Where? Vancouver Public Library

When? Monday, October 6, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn more at


September 2014

Hiring Fair

This event is hosted by the North Vancouver City Library, Training Innovations and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Some of the Exhibiting Employers:

  • Seaspan
  • RBC
  • Organo Gold
  • Paul Alexander
  • Concord Security Corporation
  • Natural Factors Group
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Desjardins Financial Advisor
  • Wales Young Institute
  • Fortinet BC
  • Freedom 55 Financial
  • VanCity
  • City of North Vancouver

Where? 120 West 14th Street, North Vancouver (North Vancouver City Library)

When? Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 12 – 4pm

For registration please go online: or phone 604-684-1628


May 2014

Newcomers Vancouver Fair

Just landed in Vancouver or looking to stay longer in Canada?

Get the help you need to settle and succeed.

The Newcomers Vancouver Fair is being held to help newly arrived and settled immigrants, temporary foreign workers, international students and corporate expats, currently living in British Columbia. Meet experts providing assistance with Employment, Education, Immigration and Settlement Services. You will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one to Canadian Government Officials, Immigration Experts, Relocation & Settlement Service Providers and Permanent Residency and Citizenship Experts. At the Newcomers Vancouver Fair you can attend Government immigration seminars, visa eligibility assessment clinics, as well as a dedicated introductory IELTS Masterclass. If you are thinking of taking the IELTS Test, then the FREE IELTS Masterclass is perfect for you if you want to achieve an IELTS band score of 6 or above. The class will include tips on how to best to enhance your English, guidance on how you can avoid the common mistakes and it will help you to fully understand the IELTS assessment criteria. Be aware that places at this Masterclass are limited, so register now to avoid disappointment!

Competition: Every attendee will be in with the chance to win an iPad mini!

Where? Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver

When? 24-25 May 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm

FREE tickets available online at or purchase at the door for $10.00


March 2014

BC Career Development Association Conference 2014

Foreign Credentials Recognition Loans Pilot Project: Pathways, Pitfalls and Opportunities

Employment and Social Development Canada launched the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loans Pilot in 2012. The program aims to reduce the financial barriers in the FCR process and improve employment prospects for internationally trained workers in their field through loans provided by community organizations and financial institutions. Learn more about what the research will tell you about who receives loans and how much, and how it is used and affects their FCR activities and employment and other outcomes.

Where? Executive Airport Plaza, Richmond

When? Saturday, March 8, 2014


January 2014

Cannexus 2014 – National Career Development Conference

Tapping into Internationally Trained Professionals

With an aging population, Canada faces a skill shortages dilemma. To reduce this concern and prevent a labour market standstill, employers must consider tapping into Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs). Short-term work placements for immigrants successfully educate employers about the benefits of ITPs and result in employment of immigrants. However, with limited funding, these initiatives can only assist a marginal portion of immigrants.

Having been with SUCCESS Employment Services since 2008, Diana Delgado has led various projects, employment programs. Diana is now interim Program Director of Employment Services.

Where? Ottawa Convention Centre

When? Monday, January 20 to Wednesday, January 22, 2014


National Achievement Event

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, celebrated a significant milestone for the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loans Pilot Project. Over 1 000 internationally trained workers have now benefitted from loans that have helped them get their credentials recognized helping them take advantage of job opportunities here in Canada

FCR loans partners across Canada:


S.U.C.C.E.S.S Board of Directors Chairman, Doug Purdie, Dr. Hosseini-Montazeri, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. CEO, Queenie Choo, Minister Jason Kenney, Mr. Prem Giri, Mr. Rico Pria, Dr. Xie


S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ FCR Loan Project Team and Minister Jason Kenney


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundations’ Board of Directors & S.U.C.C.E.S.S. FCR Loan Project Team


FCR Loan Project team often organize events and workshops.

Please regularly check our website for details.