Credential Assessment

Credential services in Canada

The following is a list of information and referral on the assessment of foreign credentials, the recognition of qualifications, prior learning assessment and recognition, and credential evaluation services in Canada.

Alberta

International Qualifications Assessment Service

IQAS provides an advisory educational assessment service which compares educational qualifications from other countries to provincial educational standards. Clients include: individuals, employers, Canadian educational institutions, professional licensing bodies, organizations and other provinces.

British Columbia

International Credential Evaluation Service

ICES evaluates formal for-credit educational programs of study for people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbian and Canadian terms. The results of an ICES assessment are provided in evaluation reports that are objective, consistent, and reliable.

Manitoba

Academic Credentials Assessment Service

The Academic Credentials Assessment Service (ACAS) is the provincially mandated assessment agency in Manitoba. ACAS assesses secondary and post-secondary education (academic credentials) earned outside of Canada and compares it to current educational standards in Manitoba.

Ontario

Comparative Education Service

CES provides assessments of international academic qualifications and compares them to those offered in Canada, which helps employers to better understand our clients’ credentials. CES letters of assessment are highly valued by employers and immigration agencies throughout the world.

International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

ICAS is a Canadian company committed to helping individuals achieve their personal and career goals by providing assessments of education completed outside Canada. ICAS Assessment Reports and related services also help employers, immigration authorities, educational institutions and community agencies to understand international education.

World Education Services-Canada

WES is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable evaluations of international academic credentials that enable employers to understand the exact nature and Canadian equivalency of the educational background of prospective employees. The evaluation verifies the authenticity of credentials submitted.

Québec

Centre d’expertise sur les formations acquises hors du Québec

The Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec (comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec) is a document that provides a general comparison between studies done outside Québec and the Québec educational system and its main diplomas (or educational benchmarks). This is neither a diploma nor the equivalent of a diploma. It is an expert opinion, issued for reference purposes only, and in no way does it bind employers, regulatory bodies or educational institutions who are free to evaluate your training according to their own methods and criteria.

Saskatchewan

International Qualifications Assessment Service

IQAS provides an advisory educational assessment service which compares educational qualifications from other countries to provincial educational standards. Clients include: individuals, employers, Canadian educational institutions, professional licensing bodies, organizations and other provinces.

Territoires du Nord-Ouest

International Qualifications Assessment Service

IQAS provides an advisory educational assessment service which compares educational qualifications from other countries to provincial educational standards. Clients include: individuals, employers, Canadian educational institutions, professional licensing bodies, organizations and other provinces.

Other provinces and territories

  • For credential evaluation services in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut or the Yukon, you may contact any of the services listed on this page.

Other credential resource links

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) collects, organizes, and distributes information, and acts as a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of Canadian and international educational and occupational qualifications.

Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) – foreign qualifications assessment

Initial, informal assessment tool of immigrants applying for permanent residency in Canada and who intent to work as technologists and technicians. Excellent website for information on CCTT programs and services and national and international mobility.

Engineers Canada

Engineers Canada is the business name of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the profession of engineering in Canada and license the country’s more than 234,000 members of the engineering profession.

Foreign Credentials Referral Office

The Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) is part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to help foreign-trained workers succeed and put their skills to work in Canada more quickly. This website contains information for internationally trained individuals, employers and partners.

The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta

The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) has regulated the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in Alberta since 1920. APEGGA works on behalf of its Members to establish practice standards and develops codes of professional conduct and ethics that govern individual and corporate Members in their professional practice.

The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta

The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) is the professional organization for technicians and technologists in the Province of Alberta and in the Canadian Territories. ASET was incorporated August 1, 1963. ASET evaluates the qualifications of individuals who voluntarily apply for certification, and issues professional credentials accordingly, based on national standards related to education, experience and professionalism.

Disclaimer: Some of the information and services found on this web site have been provided by external sources. ERIEC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information or services provided by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information or services should consult directly with the appropriate source.