Educational Credential Assessment
An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one. Evaluation reports provide an accurate and objective representation of the academic history of an international candidate, offer an analysis of an individual’s degrees and transcripts and provide Canadian equivalents for each credential in a clear and consistent manner.
If you plan to work in a regulated profession in Canada, you must still get your licence in the province or territory that you plan on settling in.
A regulatory authority will decide if you can be licensed in a profession. They will assess factors such as your education, experience/competencies and language skills, as well as other factors.
Educational Credential Assessment is mostly required by the following groups:
For Job Seekers
We provide assistance with ECA from:
– Medical Council of Canada (professional body for Doctors)
– Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (professional body for Pharmacists)
– World Education Services, Comparative Education Service and other designated organizations for ECAs (for any other occupations)