Tips for Getting Your Educational Credentials Evaluated
Do not wait until the last minute to have your credentials evaluated. It normally takes at least four weeks to complete an evaluation of your credential, and you may miss an important deadline if you delay.
Have your evaluation done early so that it will be ready when you need it.
Your ICES evaluation will last for years. You can use it for employment and education -- today and in the future.
If You are Seeking Employment in a Regulated Occupation.
Professional associations need to know whether or not your training has met the educational standards required to practice in British Columbia.
First, contact the professional association and ask for details of its requirements for credential evaluations.
If You are Seeking Further Education
Institutions need to know whether or not your credentials meet their admission or transfer credit requirements.
First, contact the institution and ask for details of its requirements for international credential evaluations.
If You are Seeking General Employment
Employers need to know whether or not your credentials meet the educational or training requirements of the job for which you have applied. Most employers do not understand credentials from other countries.
An evaluation report from the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) can help an employer understand your credentials.
Your ICES evaluation report should be attached to your résumé when you apply for a job. This will help an employer understand your education, and may increase your chances of being selected for an interview.
If You are Unemployed, Can Legally Work in Canada, and Need Assistance
You may contact your local Human Resources Centre to request assistance.
Should you or your Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) counsellor have any questions about how ICES may be able to assist in removing barriers created by non-recognition of your educational credentials, please contact ICES directly at 604-432-8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.