The Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification programme facilitates the free movement of labour by CARICOM Skilled Nationals (CSNs) by allowing CSNs of participating CARICOM nations to move between nations to seek and pursue work opportunities without needing to obtain a work permit. The information below provides insight into the performance of this programme during the quarter April 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023. We invite all readers to visit our website at www.bac.gov.bb to learn more about this programme and assess their eligibility to qualify as a CARICOM Skilled National.
During the quarter April – June 2023, one hundred and ten (110) Certificate applications were received, and ninety-seven (97) Certificates were issued. These numbers were 6% and 35% decreases, respectively, on the tallies of the previous quarter January – March 2023. Additionally, twenty-five (25) Certificate verification requests were received while verifying twenty-four (24) Certificates. These numbers were 36% and 48% decreases, respectively, on the tallies of the previous quarter January – March 2023.
As the chart above shows, the largest number of Certificates were issued to nationals from Jamaica. No Certificates were issued to nationals from Belize, Montserrat, nor St. Kitts & Nevis.
The largest number of the 97 Certificates issued were to those who applied under the Graduate category. The Household Domestic category has seen substantial increases during 2023 that puts it on pace to record a yearly tally that is significantly greater than 2022’s tally and more than the tally amassed throughout the entirety of the past eight years. No Certificates were issued to anyone under the Media Person, Teacher, and Sports Person categories.
Certificates were issued mostly to recipients who fell between the ages of 26 & 30, with this age group accounting for 29% of Certificate recipients.
BARBADOS ACCREDITATION COUNCIL RECOGNITION SERVICES
The table shows that the Recognition of Institution and/or Programme service was by far the most demanded during the quarter.
BARBADOS ACCREDITATION COUNCIL REGISTRATION SERVICES
During the quarter, there were no registrations nor re-registrations completed at the Council.
To learn more about Registration with the BAC, or any of its other services, we invite you to visit our website at www.bac.gov.bb.