Academic Credential Assessment and Qualification Recognition Services

All agencies and organizations listed below adhere to the General Guiding Principles for Good Practice in the Assessment of Foreign Credentials and the Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures for the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications adopted under the 1997 Lisbon Recognition Convention.

Note that their assessments are not necessarily appropriate or applicable to all situations.

  • If you are planning to study in Canada, consult our Fact Sheet #1 "Information for students educated abroad applying for admission to Canadian universities and colleges" at http://www.cicic.ca/392/admission-to-universities-and-colleges.canada.
  • If you intend to work in a regulated occupation, you will first need to contact the pertinent regulatory body (see our occupational profiles at http://www.cicic.ca/403/occupational-profiles-for-selected-trades-and-professions.canada) for detailed instructions on the procedure to follow (Note: even if you are already licensed to practice a regulated occupation in Canada, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials; if that is the case, please contact one of the services listed below).

If you are not sure how you should proceed, contact us. We will assist you.

The icon  identifies the provincial services that make up the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC). The Alliance developed a Quality Assurance Framework, under which its members operate.

Note that an asterisk (*) identifies the academic credential assessment services that have been designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for immigration purposes under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). More information can be found below and/or on CIC's Web site.

Alberta
Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesInternational Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
Foreign Qualifications Recognition (FQR) Unit
Immigration Division
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
9th Floor, 108 Street Building
9942 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2J5 Canada
Tel.: +1 780 427-2655
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000 ask for 427-2655
Fax: +1 780 422-9734
Web site: http://work.alberta.ca/iqas
 
British Columbia
Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesInternational Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
3700, Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia  V5G 3H2 Canada
Tel.: +1 604 432-8800
Toll-Free within North America: +1-866-434-9197
Fax: +1 604 435-7033
Email: icesinfo@bcit.ca
Web site: http://www.bcit.ca/ices/
 
Ontario
*Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesComparative Education Service (CES)
School of Continuing Studies
University of Toronto
162 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario   M5S 2E9   Canada
Tel.: +1 416 978-2400
Fax: +1 416 978-7022
Email: ces.info@utoronto.ca
Web site: http://learn.utoronto.ca/ces
 
*Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesInternational Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
Ontario AgriCentre
100 Stone Road West, Suite 102
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5L3   Canada
Tel: +1 519 763-7282
Toll-free: +1 800 321-6021
Fax: +1 519 763-6964
Email: info@icascanada.ca
Fees and Services
Web site: http://www.icascanada.ca/
 
*Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesWorld Education Services-Canada (WES) 
        2 Carlton Street, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario  M5B 1J3  Canada
Tel.: +1 416 972-0070
Fax: +1 416 972-9004
Toll-free: +1 866 343-0070 (from outside the 416 area code)
Email: inquiryca@wes.org
Web site: http://www.wes.org/ca/
 
Québec
Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesMinistère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI)
Direction du courrier, de l'encaissement et de l'évaluation comparative
285 Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1T8 Canada
Tel.: +1 514 864-9191
Elsewhere in Quebec (toll free): +1 877 864-9191
Contact Information: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/reach/
Web site: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/education/comparative-evaluation/index.html
 
Saskatchewan
Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesInternational Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
9th Floor, 108th Street Building
9942 - 108 Street
Edmonton,  Alberta  T5K 2J5   Canada
Tel.: +1 780 427-2655
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000 ask for 427-2655
Fax: +1 780 422-9734
Web site: http://work.alberta.ca/iqas
** The Government of Saskatchewan provides this service through an interprovincial agreement with the Government of Alberta.
 
Northwest Territories
Alliance canadienne des services d'évaluation de diplômesInternational Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
9th Floor, 108th Street Building
9942 - 108 Street
Edmonton,  Alberta  T5K 2J5   Canada
Tel.: +1 780 427-2655
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000 ask for 427-2655
Fax: +1 780 422-9734
Web site: http://work.alberta.ca/iqas
** The Government of the Northwest Territories provides this service through an interprovincial agreement with the Government of Alberta.
 
 
Other provinces and territories
For credential evaluation services in Manitoba**, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, or Nunavut, you may contact any of the services listed on this page.

**Note: The Academic Credentials Assessment Service (ACAS) of Manitoba was a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC) from 2003 to September 2013. For more information, please visit Manitoba Labour and Immigration.
 

* Designation by Citizenship and Immigration Canada of organizations to provide “Educational Credential Assessments” (ECA) for immigration purposes under the FSWP was determined through a public call for service proposals. The three members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (Alliance) that submitted proposals to be designated by CIC to provide ECAs have been so designated. Other members of the Alliance may choose to work with CIC to be designated at a future time.

All six members that make up the Alliance adhere to the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials, and their assessments are used by many employers, regulatory bodies, professional organizations, and post-secondary institutions. For more information on the Alliance, please visit the Web site.


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