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Important note

ICES does not offer any type of rush or expedited service.

All timelines are calculated from the day that all required documents and payment are received in their entirety at ICES and not counted from the date of application. Processing times do not include the time it takes for mail or courier delivery to deliver your final report.

Timelines are an estimate and not a guarantee. Timelines are subject to change at any time and may be affected by:

  • Incoming volume of applications
  • Additional research required to complete your evaluation report
  • Additional inquiries required to complete your evaluation report

General application processing time

Basic Report

The estimated processing time for a Basic Evaluation Assessments is four (4) weeks from the date all required documents are received.

Comprehensive Report

The estimated processing time for a Comprehensive Evaluation Assessments is seven (7) weeks from the date all required documents are received.

For immigration (ECA) processing time

The estimated processing time for an ECA is approximately sixteen (16) weeks from the date on which all required documents are received in our office. Timelines apply to all applicants including those already in progress.

For ECA renewal

The estimated processing time for a renewal is currently two (2) weeks.

For duplicate evaluation reports

The estimated processing time when ordering a duplicate copy of your evaluation is currently seven (7) business days.