ECA Overview

The International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) has been designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to provide Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) reports for Canadian immigration purposes (Express Entry and Permanent Residency).

Under the guidelines provided by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) ICES will only provide ECA reports for completed academic credentials. Note, ICES does not evaluate trade qualifications, military training, second language training, professional licenses, apprenticeships, work or life experience, continuing education courses taken at non-recognized institutions, and non-credit professional development courses all fall outside the scope of ICES services. For more information about the Federal Skilled Trades Program see this CIC link.

ICES will provide a statement of the general equivalency of international educational credentials to a completed Canadian educational credential.

Please note: Incomplete or provisional academic credentials will not be assessed.

If you intend to apply as a Physician/Specialist Physician (NOC 3111 or 3112) and plan to pursue licensure you are advised to be assessed by the Medical Council of Canada. Individuals applying as a Pharmacist (NOC 3131) and intending to pursue licensure are advised to have an assessment from the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.

For more information, please visit Canadian Immigration and Express Entry. If you are applying for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, please visit Atlantic Immigration site for further details.

If you have an existing ICES report and would like to have an update to the report previously issued to meet CIC requirements please complete the form located on on Application page.

Step 1: Requirements