Alongside the benefits of the proposed OCECCA to the broader healthcare system and its stakeholders, the proposed centre also had some advantages specifically for regulators. OCECCA would:
- offer access to knowledge and services related to the complex issue of language and communication standards through a one-stop centre;
- support regulators in meeting recommendations from Ontario's Office of the Fairness Commissioner;
- ensure long-term implementation of occupation-specific assessments through a third-party, objective, specialized outsource option;
- increase IEHP and public confidence in occupation-specific language assessment options;
- provide professional advice regarding language standards for IEHP applicants;
- enhance customer service as a source of professional assessment and training related to health-specific communication requirements (for IEHP applicants across Ontario, to address appeals, for remediation); and
- move towards the Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications (Canada’s Action Plan).