No rush service available
ICES does not offer any type of rush or expedited service. We do not accept requests to expedite the application.
Timelines are calculated from the day that all required items are received. This includes the application form, payment, identification (if necessary) and all mandatory documents. The timeline is not necessarily counted from the from the date the application is submitted. In addition, processing times do not include the time it takes for the mail or courier service 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
- External factors such as Covid 19 challenges
General application processing time
The estimated processing time for a Basic Evaluation Assessments is 4 weeks from the date all required documents are received.
The estimated processing time for a Comprehensive Evaluation Assessments is 7 weeks from the date all required documents are received.
For immigration (ECA) processing time
New timelines for ECA applications will be introduced starting April 1, 2021. All ECA applications received after this date will be processed in under a 30 week timeline. Evaluations that require additional research or further inquiries to external authorities may take longer. Please keep in mind all timelines only begin once all requirements have been met, including having received official documents from your educational institution, payment in full and any other outstanding documentation that may be required.
For any clients who have already applied prior to April 1, 2021, we will do our best to honour our previous 20 week timeline; however as ICES is currently experiencing a sharp increase, there may be some further delays due to high volumes.
For ECA renewal
The estimated processing time for a renewal is currently 2-3 weeks.
For duplicate evaluation reports
The estimated processing time when ordering a duplicate copy of your evaluation is currently 7-10 business days.