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Fair Access in the News

​​​​​A digest of news, articles, research and reports about access to the regulated professions…​

  • July 21, 2016
    Article in Toronto Star
    Jean Augustine, Ontario's fairness commissioner, retires at 77​
  • September 10, 2014
    Article on
    Foreign medical grad finds Ontario system tough to crack...​
  • September 01, 2014
    Article in Toronto Star
    Foreign medical grad finds Ontario system tough to crack...​
  • August 27, 2014
    Article in Toronto Star
    Prospects not entirely rosy for foreign-trained MDs, says fairness commissioner...​​
  • July 27, 2014
    Opinion article by Jean Augustine in Toronto Star
    Re: Professions to get quicker foreign credentials approval...​
  • January 17, 2013
    Webinar offered by the Conference Board of Canada
    "A Fair Way to Go" - a webinar discussing...​
  • January 17, 2013
    Blog of Canadian Lawyer and Law Times
    Regulated professions still have a way to go...​
  • November 2012
    'International Credentials: Asset or Liability?' (PDF )
    Hon. Jean Augustine gives a lecture at the University of Toronto on November 26, 2012​
  • October 23, 2012
    Article on Canadian Newcomer
    From the back of the Grand York Ballroom at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in the Town of Richmond Hill, the audience appeared significantly larger...​
  • October, 2010
    Interview on Professionally Speaking TV
    Executive Director of the OFC, Nuzhat Jafri, joins...​
  • July 16, 2012
    Article in the newsletter of The American Immigrant Policy Portal
  • May 31, 2012
    Briefing for members of the Ontario Legislature, Queen’s Park, Toronto.
  • Fall 2011
    Article in Canadian Diversity magazine (PDF )
     'Working Toward Fair Access in the Regulated Professions' In many regulated professions in Ontario, licensure is a precursor to emplo​yment...​​​
  • June 2011
    Profile in Canadian Immigrant magazine
    ​Top 25 Canadian​ Immig​rants: This year’s winners are inspiring a better Canada​...
  • April 5, 2010
    Lower hurdles for foreign professions (Toronto Star editorial)
  • June 1, 2009
    LEAD magazine one-on-one with Hon. Jean Augustine (PDF )
    It makes no sense that an engineer with bachelor and master degrees has to locate a transcript from a high school in Africa before he can be licensed to work in Ontario. Anecdotal cases such as this have long served to illustrate the lengthy, costly and unnecessary difficulties foreign-trained professionals...​
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