This paper highlights the changes in the Canadian immigration policies, mainly the point system and the credential recognition of internationally trained professionals in Canada. Focusing on the challenges and barriers they face, the paper examines the role of the government and the regulatory bodies in the foreign credential recognition process. The paper primarily focuses on the licensing process of internationally trained dentists in Canada. Using a survey questionnaire,
the study analyses the experience of 52 internationally trained dentists in the GTA who are seeking licensing and the challenges they face in the process.