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:
Credential evaluation makes it easier for admissions officers to understand your degrees, courses and grades in Canadian terms.
For Job Seekers
Credential evaluation can give you an advantage over other internationally trained job applicants. It will demonstrate how your education compares in Canada and shows your commitment to backing up your application with the facts. Evaluation can help get you a job faster and undertake your job search with more confidence. You will know that employers are receiving an accurate and reliable assessment of your educational qualifications.
Evaluates educational credentials from any country in the world and provides a Canadian equivalency for immigration process review government agencies in Canada.
If you want to receive Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for your foreign education as an Express Entry candidate or want to be considered under Federal Skilled Workers Program, you need to get ECA for your credentials
There are situations when Canadian employers are unfamiliar with the degrees skilled immigrants bring from overseas. To avoid guessing what they really mean in a Canadian context, Educational Credential Evaluation helps to:
- understand how international degrees compare to Canadian qualifications;
- screen applicants from overseas appropriately and retain top talen.
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)