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CARICOM Skills Certificate Statistics Newsletter June 2022

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 month of May 2022. We invite all readers to visit our website at to learn more about this programme and assess their eligibility to qualify as a CARICOM Skilled National.

During the month of May 2022, thirty-three (33) Certificate applications and six (6) Certificate verification requests were received. There were twenty-eight (28) Certificates issued to successful applicants and eight (8) Certificates verified for holders of Certificates issued elsewhere in the region. These numbers represent slight increases from the previous month, April 2022, with regards to Certificate applications and Certificates issued and declines in Certificate verification requests and Certificates verified. During that month, the Barbados Accreditation Council received thirty-one (31) Certificate applications and thirteen (13) Certificate verification requests while issuing twenty-seven (27) Certificates and verifying ten (10) more.

As the chart above shows, the largest number of Certificates were issued to nationals from Jamaica. No Certificates were issued to nationals from Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Suriname.

The largest number of the twenty-eight (28) Certificates issued were to those who applied under the Graduate category. No Certificates were issued to anyone under the categories Agricultural Worker, Media Person, Musician, Security Guard, Teacher, and Sports Person.

Certificates were issued mostly to recipients who fell between the ages of 31 & 35. However, as the chart shows, the 21-25, 26-30, and 36-40 all recorded very similar tallies and together these four age groups accounted for the majority of Certificate recipients.



As the table above shows, there were significant declines in the demand for the Council’s recognition services during May 2022. There was only one (1) application for the Recognition of Qualifications (Equivalency) service during this period, and no applications were received for the other two services. As would be expected, this tally was the lowest monthly tally for the year thus far.


There were no registrations or re-registrations completed during May 2022.

To learn more about the BAC and its services, we invite you to visit our website at

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