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Educational credential assessment

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

Important Note on Applications

ICES COVID-19 Notice

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has affected many regular business operations, the International Credential Evaluation Service is currently accepting applications both online and by mail.

We understand that applicants may experience difficulty in requisitioning official educational documents as some institutions may be closed however 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.

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

We thank you for your understanding and hope you and your family are safe and healthy.

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