CALA program welcomes foreign trained architects
The eleven provincial and territorial Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), are pleased to announce the launch a program called the new Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects Program (BEFA). This program offers experienced foreign-trained architects an alternative path to registration and licensure in Canada.The architectural profession recognized, several years ago, that it did not have an effective national program in place to assess the qualifications of internationally trained and licensed architects.
“The architectural community sees great benefits from having internationally trained foreign architects licensed as professionals in Canada. With it come new connections, ideas and perspectives that can only enrich our profession. On behalf of the eleven licensing authorities we would like to thank Minister Finley and her officials at Human Resources and Skill Development Canada for their financial support in the creation of the BEFA program.” stated Sheena Sharp, President, Ontario Association of Architects.