Phase 2 of Credentials Recognition Project Evaluated
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Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles convened on 21 June 2022 the first Periodic Assessment Meeting (PAM) for Phase 2 of the Credentials Recognition in Canada (CRC) Project. Senior officials from Philippine Posts in Canada (PPC) were in attendance.
After the successful implementation of Phase 1 of the CRC Project launched in June 2021, Phase 2 is intended to promote formal arrangements between PPC and relevant provincial and municipal governments and regulatory agencies.
A series of PAMs is scheduled bi-monthly to monitor completion of the Action Points in the agreed Plan of Action. Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed by March 2023.
The CRC Project was launched by Ambassador Robles to adopt a coordinated and comprehensive approach in facilitating the accreditation of Filipino professionals in Canada.
PPC is composed of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa and the Philippine Consulates General in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto.
Ambassador Robles Unveils Historical Marker of Rizal's Monument in Airdrie, AB
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20 June 2022, Ottawa. Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles joined National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Executive Director Carminda Arevalo, Consul General Zady Patron of the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary, Alberta Minister of Culture Ron Orr, Associate Minister for Immigration and Multiculturalism Muhammad Yaseen, and Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown in unveiling the historical marker of Dr. Jose Rizal Monument in Nose Creek, Airdrie, Alberta. It coincided with the 161st birth anniversary of the Philippine national hero and the celebratiion of Filipino Heritage Month across Canada.
The monument was erected through the generous support of different major supporters and brick donors and unveiled to the public on 23 October 2021. This was a project of the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary.
Ambassador Robles Meets with DOST Scholars
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20 June 2022, Ottawa. Ambassador Rodolfo Robles and Consul General Zaldy Patron met with five future Filipino scientists who shared their experiences as students in Alberta as well as the status of their studies. They are taking their MSc or Ph. D. degrees at the University of Alberta (UoA) through a scholarship grant provided by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Calgary PCG established the linkage between the DOST and UoA that led to the signing of the Graduate Scholarship Program in 2019, which now serves as the basis for UoA’s admission of the DOST scholars.
Ambassador Robles Promotes Credentials Recognition with Alberta Minister
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20 June 2022, Ottawa. Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles proposed to Alberta’s Minister of Labor and Immigration Kaycee Madu new ways in promoting the CRC Project in Alberta. The CRC Project aims to expedite and streamline the process of recognition of credentials of internationally educated Filipino nurses, and other professionals and labor trades.
Minister Madu said that “Filipino workers are some of the best people he has encountered,” and promised to look into those proposals.
They likewise discussed the economic and social contribution of more than 175,000 Filipino-Canadians to the province.
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