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Credential Recognition

Workers moving to Wood Buffalo from another part of Canada, or from outside Canada, may need to take some steps to get their professional or trade credentials recognized in Alberta. This process can be very fast in some cases, but in other cases it may take some time or require some additional training or education.

It is important to compare your credentials (degree, certification, trade documents etc.) to what is required in Alberta.

Professionals from other provinces should contact the local professional association or the Alberta association related to their profession.

Trades workers from other provinces should bring their trade certification papers, and if possible obtain Red Seal qualification in their province of origin. Workers with experience but no certifications, or workers who are apprentices, can transfer their experience and training to Alberta qualifications. It will take some time, and some training or hours may have to be completed in Alberta.

Professionals or trades workers from outside Canada should expect that it will take some time and possibly some additional training, education or experience before their credentials are fully recognized in Canada.

Links to information on how to get credentials recognized in Alberta: