Educational Credential Assessment Process



the federal skilled worker program has changed you must follow a new step if you apply to immigrate to Canada an organization approved by the Government of Canada must assess your foreign education against Canadian standards you can find a list of these organizations on our website Citizenship and Immigration will use this assessment to give you points for education in your immigration application along with other criteria these points will help to determine if you qualify to immigrate under the federal skilled worker program you can find more information on the application point system on our website your assessment will show how your foreign education compares to a Canadian education here is what you have to do go to our website type educational credential assessment or ECA in the search box you will find a list of approved organizations to choose from there might be a professional organization specific to your intended occupation if there is you must choose it if there isn't choose from one of the general organizations listed check the organization's website this website will tell you what documents you must provide to have your education assessed it will also tell you the cost of this assessment and how long it will take the organization will send you an original educational credential assessment or ECA report your report must show that your foreign education is equivalent to a completed Canadian education in order to apply points will be awarded according to how your education compares to a completed Canadian program of study you must include this report in your immigration application please keep in mind that your assessment is for application purposes only your assessment does not guarantee a job in your skills area or at your level of experience also if you intend to work in a profession that requires a license in Canada you will still need to apply for that license a few examples of such professions include engineering teaching or dentistry do you have questions our website has answers type ECA in the search box to find the list of approved educational credential assessment organizations and to get help choosing an approved organization you will also find answers to common questions about this new requirement and more details about the federal skilled worker program

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