Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Program – PICS Society

ASTTBC is pleased to partner with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society for the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan program.

The FCR Loan Program helps Internationally Trained Professionals:

  • To review their credentials
  • To make their career action plan
  • To choose the Alternative Related Career
  • To provide loans to evaluate credentials, short-term training courses, examination fees or professional membership fees up to $15,000
  • To find the employment in their professional field especially in Health, Education and Technology

Who can join the program:

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Refugee with Legal document representing working status in BC

Photo: New provisional ASTTBC members (L) Shakun Singla and (R) Sherene Kurien (application in process). Shakun Singla has a background in Architecture and a Masters in Urban Design from UBC and Sherene Kurien has a background in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Science in Management. Both are part of the PICS FCR Loans program, extremely bright and are seeking their first professional opportunity in Canada. They are pictured here with Jacqueline de Raadt, Manager, Community Relations, ASTTBC. For more information about this program, please contact or visit