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Educational credential assessment

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

Important Note on Applications

ICES COVID-19 Notice

As of August 23, 2021, BCIT will begin to offer limited in-person services. Please continue to apply either online or by mail. BCIT will not be accepting ICES applications or payments in person and only drop off service will be offered (within regular scheduled hours) for any applicants who arrive in person. Student Information and Enrollment Services is available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Due to limited staffing levels, we will continue to operate online only.

ICES will continue to offer all services by email and online only. No phone service is currently available.

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has affected regular operations for many institutions, please note our requirements remain in place without exception. If official documents are required for the type of assessment you wish to apply for, please ensure the requirements can be met before an application is submitted.

We thank you for your understanding.

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 week 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 week 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)

30 week processing time