Need an academic credential assessment for general purposes? Contact a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluations Services of Canada.
To have your academic credentials and professional qualifications recognized in order to work in Canada, the first step is to find out which organization is responsible for assessing and recognizing, but also what documents are required. This depends on whether or not your occupation is regulated.
In Canada, about 20% of jobs are regulated to protect the health and safety of Canadians, such as doctors, engineers, plumbers, and teachers.
- In regulated occupations, the recognition will be determined by the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory authority.
- In non-regulated occupations (80% of jobs), recognition is normally at the discretion of the employer.
To find out whether or not your occupation is regulated, or if you would like more information on your occupation, follow these two steps:
- Find the name of your intended occupation in Canada.
- Search CICIC's Directory of Occupational Profiles.
Visit CICIC's Directory of Occupational Profiles to identify the organization responsible for recognizing academic credentials and qualifications in your occupation.