Offer alternative pathways to recognition (if needed)

In situations where the assessment outcome is not favourable to the applicant, provide information on the appeal process and other remedial measures to assist with recognition.

For the applicant:
  • Provide additional information on the appeal process, such as:
    • a step-by-step description of the appeal process;
    • basic information on the appeal application form;
    • critical steps/milestones, from start to finish;
    • point of contact, for further questions;
    • processing timelines;
    • fees (with a breakdown of what they cover).
    • a request for new evidence from the applicant.
  • Assist in identifying remedial measures in order to obtain recognition at a later stage, such as:
    • information on educational institutions offering similar academic programs;
    • bridging academic programs to make up for the substantial differences identified;
    • alternative forms of study;
    • undertaking a prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) process through:
      • an educational institution;
      • a professional regulatory authority.
    • financial-assistance opportunities (e.g. , the Government of Canada's foreign credential recognition micro loan program).

Comply with the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials (QAF)

This step complies with guiding principles 15 and 41 of QAF.

Consult QAF to get more information.

Consult additional resources

You may find useful information in other resources, such as:
  1. EAR Consortium (EP-Nuffic, UK NARIC, ENIC-NARIC France, and ENIC-NARIC Poland). (2012). European Area of Recognition (EAR) Manual, chapter 11;
  2. EAR-HEI Consortium (EP-Nuffic, ENIC-NARIC France, ENIC-NARIC Latvia, ENIC-NARIC Ireland, European University Association (EUA), ENIC-NARIC Lithuania, ENIC-NARIC Denmark, ENIC-NARIC Poland and Tuning Educational Structures in Europe). (2016). European Recognition Manual for Higher Education Institutions (EAR-HEI), part II, item 10.