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 four (4) weeks from the date all required documents are received.
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 twenty (20*) weeks from the date on which all required documents are received in our office. Timelines apply to all applicants including those already in progress. There may be further delays if we must contact your institution to obtain additional information not present in the documents.
*ICES is currently receiving a sharp increase in applications. Growing incoming volumes will likely result in further delays.
For ECA renewal
The estimated processing time for a renewal is currently two (2-3) weeks.
For duplicate evaluation reports
The estimated processing time when ordering a duplicate copy of your evaluation is currently seven (7-10) business days.