The Canadian Free Trade Agreement specifies that regulatory bodies have an obligation to recognize workers certified in another jurisdiction. Based on the principle of “certificate-to-certificate” recognition, any worker certified for an occupation in one jurisdiction must be, upon application, certified for that occupation in another jurisdiction without additional material training, experience, examinations or assessments, unless an exception has been posted.
Certification in a Canadian jurisdiction carries with it the recognition that the person certified has the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform a similar scope of practice in any jurisdiction.