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Educational credential assessment

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

Important Note on Applications

ICES COVID-19 Notice

International Credential Evaluation Service has made the online application available again and is open to receiving requests for evaluations both online and by mail. The Covid-19 pandemic will certainly affect business operations including disruptions in mail services in many countries (see below). We understand that applicants may experience difficulty in requisitioning official educational documents as many mail systems around the world have been disrupted. Please note that all document requirements remain the same without exception.

At this time, BCIT remains closed to the public.  There is no walk in or drop off service available.  If you are required to submit your documents, please do so using mail or courier services.  Applying in person is also currently unavailable.

The International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) is the provincially mandated credential evaluation service in British Columbia. We are also a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).

Select your report type


Basic evaluation for applicants seeking general employment.

Includes a brief program description and the Canadian equivalent for each fully or partially-completed credential, as well as the number of years of education completed.

General Application

4 weeks processing time


For applicants seeking employment in a professional occupation or admission to study at a post-secondary institution.

Includes all the information in a basic report, plus the course list, grade point average (GPA) calculation and language of instruction.

General Application

7 weeks processing time

Immigration (ECA)

For applicants seeking an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for immigration purposes (Express Entry, Permanent Residency, Provincial Nominee Program or Agri-Food Pilot).

Required for application for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

16 weeks processing time