Professional organizations versus international medical graduates and foreign-trained engineers
thesisposted on 23.05.2021, 13:02 authored by Saad El Hakmi
This paper explores the exclusionary practices in Canada conducted by professional organizations towards international medical graduates (IMG’s) and foreign-trained engineers through a literature review and critical discourse analysis of the certification process. The political economy approach explains the constant need of Canada to bring highly skilled immigrants but there is a discrepancy between their selection and the labour market outcome. The discourse analysis reveals that professional organizations use policies and regulations (that protect the White mainstream Canadian values) as a legitimate tool to impose tough requirements that devaluate IMG’s and foreign-trained engineers’ credentials/work experiences and prevent them from practicing their professions in Canada.
DegreeMaster of Arts
ProgramImmigration and Settlement Studies
Granting InstitutionRyerson University
LAC Thesis TypeThesis
Physicians, Foreign -- Selection and appointment -- CanadaEngineers, Foreign -- Selection and appointment -- CanadaAccreditation (Education) -- CanadaPhysicians, Foreign -- Licenses -- CanadaPhysicians, Foreign -- Certification -- CanadaEngineers, Foreign -- Licenses -- CanadaEngineers, Foreign -- Certification -- CanadaProfessional employees -- Ability testing -- Canada