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For the ECA application, all fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD) for standard services, updating from a General Application to an ECA, any additional copies, and/or courier delivery services.

Standard service

$200.00 CAD per educational credential which includes:

  • Two original credential evaluation reports (hard copy only, due to security reasons ICES cannot provide an electronic or emailed copy of the report)
  • Secure electronic access by IRCC to view your report online
  • Standard regular mail postage (non trackable)

Updating from a General Application to an ECA

$150.00 CAD for updating a pre-existing general evaluation report to ECA for immigration purposes which includes:

  • Two original credential evaluation reports (hard copy only, due to security reasons ICES cannot provide an electronic or emailed copy of the report)
  • Secure electronic access by IRCC to view your report online
  • Standard regular mail postage (non trackable)

Additional copies of an ECA report

$20.00 CAD per extra evaluation report which includes:

  • One original credential evaluation report sent directly from ICES to any recipient. (hard copy only, due to security reasons ICES cannot provide an electronic or emailed copy of the report)
  • Standard regular mail postage (non trackable)

Courier delivery

ICES offers courier delivery of your final ECA Report once it has been evaluated. This service is optional but recommended, as regular mail service does not provide tracking. You can select courier service or regular mail when you submit your online application.

Fees

Courier delivery fees:

  • Domestic Courier within Canada: $26.00 CAD
  • US and International Courier: $75.00 CAD

Restrictions to courier delivery

Restrictions to courier delivery service:

  • There are certain countries where a courier service cannot be used. Please refer to our News & Updates page for a comprehensive list of countries where couriers cannot be used.
  • Courier deliveries cannot be made to post office box numbers. If your only address is a post office box, you must provide a valid shipping address if you wish to use courier.
  • You can choose for ICES to send your final evaluation report by regular mail or by courier delivery service. There is no tracking for regular mail. Courier delivery services are recommended, as you are able to track your deliveries.
  • If there’s a problem with your mailing address and the courier company is unable to deliver your package, the courier company may elect to abandon the package and deem it undeliverable. Any additional costs associated with re-sending are the responsibility of the applicant

Non-sufficient funds

If ICES received a cheque that does not cash due to non-sufficient funds, an additional fee of $50 will be charged.  The evaluation will not be released until all fees have been paid in full.

Payment

All fees must be paid in Canadian dollars (CAD). Payment must be made to International Credential Evaluation Service.

Online

Our online application portal accepts credit card only. It will not accept debit cards.

By mail

Payment must be included with all applications sent by mail or courier. Do not send an application without payment as it will be returned to you. Payment by mail is accepted by credit card, bank draft, money-order, or certified cheque.

In-person

Along with your application, Student Enrolment & Information Services can accept payment in-person. Please note that no applications will be accepted without payment. Methods of in-person payment include cash, debit card, credit card and cheque.

Cancellation and refunds

There are no refunds for ECA applications. ICES is not responsible for document requirements that cannot be met. Please ensure all requirements can be met before proceeding with an application. Furthermore, we do not offer a refund if you decide you no longer require the assessment.

Understand all the service fees?

Step 3: Apply online

If you understand the costs involved with your application, you’re ready to move onto step 3 and apply online.

Step 3: Apply online