BC bills aim to address barriers for internationally-trained applicants

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The British Columbia government has passed a bill to reduce barriers to licensure for internationally-educated applicants. The bills establish superintendent offices that will be able to investigate and audit regulators. Requirements for Canadian work experience and additional English-language testing for international applicants will be removed. There will also be timeframe requirements for regulators to review applicants from internationally-educated applicants. Many regulators have expressed support for the bill, but some have also brought up concerns about cost and suggest that the government needs to fund regulatory organizations so they can meet appropriate timelines.

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