Processing Time

*All rush requests have been suspended until further notice. 

For general applicants

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

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

For immigration

The estimated processing time for an ECA is approximately fourteen weeks from the date on which all required documents are received in our office. Please note, if we have received your application prior to this recent update in timelines, there is no need to call or contact our office about this change.

Special notice: Due to the overwhelming number of applications we are currently receiving from Africa, timelines may be affected for applicants from this region. Also, due to the increase in fraudulent documents additional time may be required to authenticate these credentials. 

* Note: Timelines are calculated from the day that all required documents are received in their entirety at ICES and not counted from the date of application. Please note that timelines are an estimate only and not a guarantee. Timelines may be affected by incoming volume, additional research or inquiries required to complete the evaluation report. Timelines are subject to change at any time. Lastly, processing times do not include the time it takes for mail delivery.