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Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (7205)

Description

This unit group includes roofing, masonry, painting and other construction trade contractors, not elsewhere classified, who own and operate their own business. Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of various tradespersons, installers, repairers and servicers classified in the following minor groups: Masonry and Plastering Trades (728), Other Construction Trades (729) and Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers (744). They are employed by a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the unit group descriptions. This unit group also includes prefabricated product installation and service contractors and proprietors of some repair and service establishments.
Skill Level B
Skill Type 7

Other titles

  • asphalt roofers foreman
  • asphalt roofers foreman/woman
  • asphalt roofers forewoman
  • asphalt roofing contractor
  • asphalt roofing foreman
  • asphalt roofing foreman/woman
  • asphalt roofing forewoman
  • bicycle repair shop supervisor
  • boiler and pipe insulation specialists foreman
  • boiler and pipe insulation specialists foreman/woman
  • boiler and pipe insulation specialists forewoman
  • boiler and pipe insulators foreman
  • boiler and pipe insulators foreman/woman
  • boiler and pipe insulators forewoman
  • branch supervisor, pest control
  • brick and stone masons foreman
  • brick and stone masons foreman/woman
  • brick and stone masons forewoman
  • brick masonry contractor
  • bricklayer foreman
  • bricklayer foreman/woman
  • bricklayer forewoman
  • bricklayer supervisor
  • bricklayer-contractor
  • bricklaying and masonry contractor
  • bricklaying contractor
  • bridge painters foreman
  • bridge painters foreman/woman
  • bridge painters forewoman
  • building insulation material installation foreman
  • building insulation material installation foreman/woman
  • building insulation material installation forewoman
  • building insulation specialists foreman
  • building insulation specialists foreman/woman
  • building insulation specialists forewoman
  • building insulators foreman
  • building insulators foreman/woman
  • building insulators forewoman
  • building maintenance supervisor
  • camera repair shop supervisor
  • cement finisher foreman
  • cement finisher foreman/woman
  • cement finisher forewoman
  • cement finishing contractor
  • cement smoother foreman
  • cement smoother foreman/woman
  • cement smoother forewoman
  • concrete and cement finishers foreman
  • concrete and cement finishers foreman/woman
  • concrete and cement finishers forewoman
  • concrete and cement finishing contractor
  • concrete finishers foreman
  • concrete finishers foreman/woman
  • concrete finishers forewoman
  • concrete finishing foreman
  • concrete finishing foreman/woman
  • concrete finishing forewoman
  • construction painters foreman
  • construction painters foreman/woman
  • construction painters forewoman
  • construction painters supervisor
  • contractor, asphalt roofing
  • contractor, bricklaying
  • contractor, bricklaying and masonry
  • contractor, cement finishing
  • contractor, concrete and cement finishing
  • contractor, decorating
  • contractor, drywall application
  • contractor, drywalling
  • contractor, eavestrough installation
  • contractor, fencing
  • contractor, floor covering
  • contractor, glass installation and repair
  • contractor, glazing
  • contractor, hot water heater installation
  • contractor, insulating
  • contractor, insulation
  • contractor, interlocking paving stones
  • contractor, marble and terrazzo setting
  • contractor, painting
  • contractor, painting and wallpapering
  • contractor, paperhanging
  • contractor, plastering
  • contractor, plastering and drywall application
  • contractor, plastering and drywalling
  • contractor, roofing
  • contractor, roofing (except sheet metal roofs)
  • contractor, septic systems
  • contractor, shingle roofing
  • contractor, siding
  • contractor, stonemasonry
  • contractor, swimming pool installation
  • contractor, terrazzo finishing
  • contractor, tile, terrazzo and marble setting
  • contractor, tilesetting
  • contractor, wood shingle roofing
  • contractor-floor coverer
  • contractor-glazier
  • contractor-plasterer
  • contractor-polisher, terrazzo
  • contractor-roofer (except metal roofs)
  • customer service supervisor - housing construction
  • decorating contractor
  • decorating foreman - construction
  • decorating foreman/woman - construction
  • decorating forewoman - construction
  • decorators foreman
  • decorators foreman/woman
  • decorators forewoman
  • division supervisor, pest control
  • drywall application contractor
  • drywall applicators foreman
  • drywall applicators foreman/woman
  • drywall applicators forewoman
  • drywall contractor
  • drywaller-contractor
  • eavestrough contractor
  • exterminating service supervisor
  • fence contractor
  • fibre glass insulation specialists foreman
  • fibre glass insulation specialists foreman/woman
  • fibre glass insulation specialists forewoman
  • fibre insulators foreman
  • fibre insulators foreman/woman
  • fibre insulators forewoman
  • fireproofing plastering foreman
  • fireproofing plastering foreman/woman
  • fireproofing plastering forewoman
  • floor and wall covering installers foreman
  • floor and wall covering installers foreman/woman
  • floor and wall covering installers forewoman
  • floor coverer-contractor
  • floor covering contractor
  • floor covering foreman
  • floor covering foreman/woman
  • floor covering forewoman
  • floor covering supervisor
  • foam insulation foreman
  • foam insulation foreman/woman
  • foam insulation forewoman
  • foam insulators foreman
  • foam insulators foreman/woman
  • foam insulators forewoman
  • foreman, asphalt roofers
  • foreman, boiler and pipe insulation specialists
  • foreman, boiler and pipe insulators
  • foreman, brick and stone masons
  • foreman, bricklayer
  • foreman, bridge painters
  • foreman, building insulation specialists
  • foreman, building insulators
  • foreman, cement finishers
  • foreman, concrete and cement finishers
  • foreman, concrete finishers
  • foreman, construction painters
  • foreman, decorators
  • foreman, drywall applicators
  • foreman, fibre glass insulation specialists
  • foreman, fibre insulation
  • foreman, fibre insulators
  • foreman, fireproofing plasterers
  • foreman, floor and wall covering installers
  • foreman, floor covering
  • foreman, foam insulators
  • foreman, glass installators
  • foreman, glass installers
  • foreman, glaziers
  • foreman, greenhouse installers
  • foreman, hothouse installers
  • foreman, insulation specialists
  • foreman, insulators
  • foreman, lathers
  • foreman, marble setters
  • foreman, painters - construction
  • foreman, painters and decorators
  • foreman, paperhangers
  • foreman, plasterers
  • foreman, refractory bricklayers
  • foreman, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment insulators
  • foreman, roofers
  • foreman, roofers (except sheet metal roofs)
  • foreman, stain glass installers
  • foreman, stained glass glaziers
  • foreman, stonemasons
  • foreman, stucco plasterers
  • foreman, terrazzo setters
  • foreman, tilesetters
  • foreman, waterproofers
  • foreman, wood shingle roofers
  • foreman/woman, asphalt roofers
  • foreman/woman, boiler and pipe insulation specialists
  • foreman/woman, boiler and pipe insulators
  • foreman/woman, brick and stone masons
  • foreman/woman, bricklayer
  • foreman/woman, bridge painters
  • foreman/woman, building insulation specialists
  • foreman/woman, building insulators
  • foreman/woman, cement finishers
  • foreman/woman, concrete and cement finishers
  • foreman/woman, concrete finishers
  • foreman/woman, construction painters
  • foreman/woman, decorators
  • foreman/woman, drywall applicators
  • foreman/woman, fibre glass insulation specialists
  • foreman/woman, fibre insulation
  • foreman/woman, fibre insulators
  • foreman/woman, fireproofing plasterers
  • foreman/woman, floor and wall covering installers
  • foreman/woman, floor covering
  • foreman/woman, foam insulators
  • foreman/woman, glass installators
  • foreman/woman, glass installers
  • foreman/woman, glaziers
  • foreman/woman, greenhouse installers
  • foreman/woman, hothouse installers
  • foreman/woman, insulation specialists
  • foreman/woman, insulators
  • foreman/woman, lathers
  • foreman/woman, marble setters
  • foreman/woman, painters - construction
  • foreman/woman, painters and decorators
  • foreman/woman, paperhangers
  • foreman/woman, plasterers
  • foreman/woman, refractory bricklayers
  • foreman/woman, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment insulators
  • foreman/woman, roofers
  • foreman/woman, roofers (except sheet metal roofs)
  • foreman/woman, stain glass installers
  • foreman/woman, stained glass glaziers
  • foreman/woman, stonemasons
  • foreman/woman, stucco plasterers
  • foreman/woman, terrazzo setters
  • foreman/woman, tilesetters
  • foreman/woman, waterproofers
  • foreman/woman, wood shingle roofers
  • forewoman, asphalt roofers
  • forewoman, boiler and pipe insulation specialists
  • forewoman, boiler and pipe insulators
  • forewoman, brick and stone masons
  • forewoman, bricklayer
  • forewoman, bridge painters
  • forewoman, building insulation specialists
  • forewoman, building insulators
  • forewoman, cement finishers
  • forewoman, concrete and cement finishers
  • forewoman, concrete finishers
  • forewoman, construction painters
  • forewoman, decorators
  • forewoman, drywall applicators
  • forewoman, fibre glass insulation specialists
  • forewoman, fibre insulation
  • forewoman, fibre insulators
  • forewoman, fireproofing plasterers
  • forewoman, floor and wall covering installers
  • forewoman, floor covering
  • forewoman, foam insulators
  • forewoman, glass installators
  • forewoman, glass installers
  • forewoman, glaziers
  • forewoman, greenhouse installers
  • forewoman, hothouse installers
  • forewoman, insulation specialists
  • forewoman, insulators
  • forewoman, lathers
  • forewoman, marble setters
  • forewoman, painters - construction
  • forewoman, painters and decorators
  • forewoman, paperhangers
  • forewoman, plasterers
  • forewoman, refractory bricklayers
  • forewoman, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment insulators
  • forewoman, roofers
  • forewoman, roofers (except sheet metal roofs)
  • forewoman, stain glass installers
  • forewoman, stained glass glaziers
  • forewoman, stonemasons
  • forewoman, stucco plasterers
  • forewoman, terrazzo setters
  • forewoman, tilesetters
  • forewoman, waterproofers
  • forewoman, wood shingle roofers
  • glass installation and repair contractor
  • glass installation foreman
  • glass installation foreman/woman
  • glass installation forewoman
  • glass installers foreman
  • glass installers foreman/woman
  • glass installers forewoman
  • glazier supervisor
  • glazier-contractor
  • glaziers foreman
  • glaziers foreman/woman
  • glaziers forewoman
  • glazing contractor
  • glazing supervisor
  • greenhouse installers foreman
  • greenhouse installers foreman/woman
  • greenhouse installers forewoman
  • hot water heater installation contractor
  • hothouse installers foreman
  • hothouse installers foreman/woman
  • hothouse installers forewoman
  • insulating contractor
  • insulation contractor
  • insulation foreman
  • insulation foreman/woman
  • insulation forewoman
  • insulation specialists foreman
  • insulation specialists foreman/woman
  • insulation specialists forewoman
  • insulation supervisor
  • insulators foreman
  • insulators foreman/woman
  • insulators forewoman
  • interlocking paving stone contractor
  • lathers foreman
  • lathers foreman/woman
  • lathers forewoman
  • lathers supervisor
  • marble and terrazzo contractor-setter
  • marble and terrazzo setter-contractor
  • marble and terrazzo setting contractor
  • marble setters foreman
  • marble setters foreman/woman
  • marble setters forewoman
  • marble setting foreman
  • marble setting foreman/woman
  • marble setting forewoman
  • painter foreman - construction
  • painter foreman/woman - construction
  • painter forewoman - construction
  • painters and decorators foreman
  • painters and decorators foreman/woman
  • painters and decorators forewoman
  • painters and decorators supervisor
  • painting and wallpapering contractor
  • painting contractor
  • painting supervisor - construction
  • paperhangers foreman
  • paperhangers foreman/woman
  • paperhangers forewoman
  • paperhanging contractor
  • paperhanging foreman
  • paperhanging foreman/woman
  • paperhanging forewoman
  • pest control branch supervisor
  • pest control division supervisor
  • pest control supervisor
  • plasterer foreman
  • plasterer foreman/woman
  • plasterer forewoman
  • plasterer-contractor
  • plastering and drywall application contractor
  • plastering and drywalling contractor
  • plastering contractor
  • plastering supervisor
  • pool and patio contractor
  • refractory bricklayer foreman
  • refractory bricklayer foreman/woman
  • refractory bricklayer forewoman
  • refrigeration and air conditioning equipment insulators foreman
  • refrigeration and air conditioning equipment insulators foreman/woman
  • refrigeration and air conditioning equipment insulators forewoman
  • roof shinglers supervisor
  • roofer-contractor (except metal roofs)
  • roofers (except sheet metal roofs) foreman
  • roofers (except sheet metal roofs) foreman/woman
  • roofers (except sheet metal roofs) forewoman
  • roofers and shinglers supervisor
  • roofers foreman
  • roofers foreman/woman
  • roofers forewoman
  • roofing contractor
  • roofing contractor (except sheet metal roofs)
  • roofing supervisor
  • septic system contractor
  • shingle roofing contractor
  • siding contractor
  • stain glass installers foreman
  • stain glass installers foreman/woman
  • stain glass installers forewoman
  • stained glass glaziers foreman
  • stained glass glaziers foreman/woman
  • stained glass glaziers forewoman
  • stonemason foreman
  • stonemason foreman/woman
  • stonemason forewoman
  • stonemasonry contractor
  • stucco plasterers foreman
  • stucco plasterers foreman/woman
  • stucco plasterers forewoman
  • superintendent, race track maintenance
  • supervisor bricklaying
  • supervisor cement finishing
  • supervisor, bicycle repair shop
  • supervisor, bricklayer
  • supervisor, building insulation
  • supervisor, camera repair shop
  • supervisor, construction painters
  • supervisor, drywall installers
  • supervisor, exterminating service
  • supervisor, floor covering
  • supervisor, glazier
  • supervisor, glazing
  • supervisor, latherers
  • supervisor, painters and decorators
  • supervisor, pest control
  • supervisor, plastering
  • supervisor, roof shingling
  • supervisor, roofers and shinglers
  • supervisor, roofing
  • supervisor, tilesetters
  • supervisor, tilesetting
  • swimming pool contractor
  • terrazzo finishing contractor
  • terrazzo polisher-contractor
  • terrazzo polishing contractor
  • terrazzo setters foreman
  • terrazzo setters foreman/woman
  • terrazzo setters forewoman
  • tile and marble contractor
  • tile, terrazzo and marble setting contractor
  • tilesetters foreman
  • tilesetters foreman/woman
  • tilesetters forewoman
  • tilesetters supervisor
  • tilesetting contractor
  • tilesetting supervisor
  • waterproofers foreman
  • waterproofers foreman/woman
  • waterproofers forewoman
  • waterproofing foreman
  • waterproofing foreman/woman
  • waterproofing forewoman
  • wood shingle roofers foreman
  • wood shingle roofers foreman/woman
  • wood shingle roofers forewoman
  • wood shingle roofing contractor

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Regulations and laws

Regulations and laws governing specific occupations are fixed by provincial and territorial governments around specific occupations.


If a trade is regulated in the province or territory you wish to settle in, contact the regulatory authority and/or apprenticeship office in that province or territory. When a trade is regulated, it means that you are required to be registered with a provincial or territorial regulatory authority to be authorized to practise that trade in that province or territory.


Regulated Non-regulated
Mandatory certification, licence, or registration Voluntary certification, licence, or registration No certification, licence, or registration exists
Exclusive right to practise Reserved title Available None
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon

Definition

Regulated occupation

An occupation controlled by provincial and territorial (and sometimes federal) law, and governed by a regulatory body. About 20 per cent of jobs are in regulated occupations. These include regulated professions (e.g., nursing) and skilled trades (e.g., plumbing).

The law requires you to obtain a certificate, licence, or registration to use the reserved title for the occupation or obtain the exclusive right to practise the occupation. These regulations are intended to protect the health and safety of Canadians by ensuring that professionals meet the required standards of practice and competency.

There are two types of regulation:

  • Exclusive right to practise: A profession whose members are the only ones who can engage in the profession’s activities and use the title allowed them by law. The law defines, among other things, the professional activities strictly reserved for the members of each regulatory body.
  • Reserved title: A profession where only members of a regulatory body can make use of specific titles and abbreviations allowed them by law. Individuals who are not members of that regulatory body may practise the occupation, but they may not use any of these titles or allow others to believe (by using a similar title or abbreviation) they are members of a regulatory body.
Non-regulated occupation:  

A profession or trade for which there is no legal requirement or restriction on practice with regard to licences, certificates, or registration.

  • Voluntary certification, licence, or registration: The province or territory in which voluntary certification, licensing, or registration is available but not required by law..
  • • No certification, licence, or registration exists

3 Learn about credential assessment and recognition

It is strongly recommended that you gather all supporting documents and arrange for them to be sent while you are still in the country in which they were issued. It is very important to submit documents for assessment following the specific process required by the provincial/territorial regulatory authority and/or apprenticeship offices (see list below). This will greatly facilitate the assessment and recognition process.

Use the tabs below to find information on credential assessment and any mobility agreements in place.

Occupational assessment

Provincial/territorial regulatory authorities and/or apprenticeship offices are responsible for:
  • the assessment of your qualifications; and
  • issuing a Certificate of Qualification.
This will only be possible in cases where certification, licensing, or registration is either:
  • compulsory; or
  • voluntary.

Note that provincial and territorial authorities are generally not set up to issue certificates of qualification to individuals outside Canada. You may find relevant information before your arrival in Canada, but the process might require you to be physically present in order to complete it.


Provincial/territorial regulatory authorities and/or apprenticeship offices


ALBERTA APPRENTICESHIP AND INDUSTRY TRAINING

tradesecrets.alberta.ca
Telephone: (+1) 780-427-8517
10th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4LS Canada

INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY

www.itabc.ca
customerservice@itabc.ca
Telephone: (+1) 778-328-8700
Fax: (+1) 778-328-8701
8100 Granville Avenue, 8th Floor, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 3T6

APPRENTICESHIP MANITOBA

http://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/
apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca
Telephone: (+1) 204-945-3337
Fax: (+1) 204-948-2346
100-111 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T4 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP AND OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION BRANCH

www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/Skills/content/ApprenticeshipAndTrades.html
aoc-acp@gnb.ca
Telephone: (+1) 506-453-2260
Fax: (+1) 506-453-5317
470 York Street, Room 100, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP AND TRADE CERTIFICATION DIVISION

www.aes.gov.nl.ca/app/index.html
app@gov.nl.ca
Telephone: (+1) 709-729-2729
Fax: (+1) 709-729-5878
1170 Topsail Road, P.O. Box 8700, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4J6 Canada

NOVA SCOTIA APPRENTICESHIP AGENCY

nsapprenticeship.ca
apprenticeship@gov.ns.ca
Telephone: (+1) 902-424-5651
Fax: (+1) 902-424-0717
2021 Brunswick Street, P.O. Box 578, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2S9

APPRENTICESHIP AND OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION OFFICE

http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/advanced-education/apprenticeship-trades-occupation-certification
certification@gov.nt.ca
Telephone: (+1) 867-873-7357
Fax: (+1) 867-873-0200
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9

NUNAVUT APPRENTICESHIP, TRADE AND OCCUPATIONS CERTIFICATION BOARD

www.gov.nu.ca
zmunkacsy@gov.nu.ca
Telephone: (+1) 867-975-5658
Fax: (+1) 867-975-5605
PO Box 1000, Station 910, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 Canada

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TRADES

www.collegeoftrades.ca/
info@collegeoftrades.ca
Telephone: (+1) 647-847-3000
Fax: (+1) 866-398-0368
600 - 655 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K4 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION

www.gov.pe.ca/ial/index.php3?number=1027715
rjmacinnis@edu.pe.ca
Telephone: (+1) 902-368-4460
Fax: (+1) 902-368-6144
90 University Avenue, Atlantic Technology Centre, Suite 212, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7N8 Canada

MINISTÈRE DE L'EMPLOI ET DE LA SOLIDARITÉ SOCIALE DU QUÉBEC, EMPLOI-QUÉBEC

emploiquebec.gouv.qc.ca
Telephone: (+1) 514-873-4000
800, Tour de la Place Victoria, 27e étage, C.P. 100, Montréal, Quebec H4Z 1B7 Canada

SASKATCHEWAN APPRENTICESHIP AND TRADE CERTIFICATION COMMISSION

www.saskapprenticeship.ca
apprenticeship@gov.sk.ca
Telephone: (+1) 306-787-2444
Fax: (+1) 306-787-5105
2140 Hamilton Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2E3 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP AND TRADESPERSON QUALIFICATIONS

www.education.gov.yk.ca/certification.html
apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca
Telephone: (+1) 867-667-5298
Fax: (+1) 867-667-8555
Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 Canada

Immigration

Immigration to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department responsible for immigration to Canada.


Eligible occupation under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) - Express Entry

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by IRCC. This occupation is on the list of eligible occupations for IRCC’s FSWP.

If you intend to immigrate to Canada under the FSWP and obtained your academic credentials outside Canada, one of the requirements is to obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for immigration purposes.1 For more detailed information on IRCC's requirements for this immigration program, visit their Web site.



1. A requirement for immigration purposes ONLY

It is important to note that obtaining an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is a requirement for immigration purposes only.

It is separate from the process of obtaining a licence to practise from the relevant regulatory authority.

Obtaining a licence to practise is not required to apply to IRCC's FSWP.




Eligible trade under the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) - Express Entry

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) - Express Entry is an immigration program administered by IRCC. This trade is on the list of eligible trades for IRCC’s FSTP.

If you intend to immigrate to Canada under this program, one of the requirements is to have a confirmed employment offer or, particularly if you are already in Canada on a temporary basis, to obtain a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a provincial or territorial authority.

For more detailed information on IRCC's requirements for this immigration program, visit their Web site.


How to obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)?

There is no education requirement for the FSTP. But, if you want to earn points for your education under Express Entry, you either need:


How to obtain a certificate of qualification?

Trades are regulated at the provincial and territorial level in Canada. In some cases, certification, licensing, or registration is available but not required by law.

Please note that provincial/territorial authorities are not set up to issue certificates of qualification to individuals outside Canada.

You may find detailed information on your trade, including contact information for provincial and territorial authorities that issue certificates of qualification listed below.

Additional information

Before undertaking an academic credential assessment for general purposes, it is extremely important to verify that the regulatory authority, or employer requires and will accept an assessment report issued by one of the six members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).

If so, contact one of the academic credential assessment services below to obtain detailed information on:
  • application forms;
  • how to submit your international academic credentials for assessment;
  • timelines and fees for obtaining an academic credential assessment report.

An academic credential assessment for general purposes can take between several weeks to several months to obtain. It is strongly recommended that you begin this process prior to your arrival in Canada.

Although assessment services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained outside Canada compare with those obtained in Canada, their assessments are advisory only. In Canada, they do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for:
  • admission at an educational institution;
  • certification, licensing, or registration in an occupation; and/or
  • general employment.

All six members of the Alliance adhere to the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials, and their assessments are used by many organizations. For more information on the Alliance, please visit its Web site, or use the information below to connect directly with its members.

Alberta

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

British Columbia

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, British Columbia V5G3H2 Canada
icesinfo@bcit.ca
Telephone : (+1) 604-434-5734
Fax : (+1) 604-435-7033

Northwest Territories

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

Ontario

World Education Services - Canada (WES)
1400 - 2 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B1J3 Canada
contactca@wes.org
Telephone : (+1) 416-972-0070
Fax : (+1) 416-972-9004
Comparative Education Service (CES)
162 St. George Street, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Toronto, Ontario M5S2V8 Canada
ces.info@utoronto.ca
Telephone : (+1) 416-978-0393
Fax : (+1) 416-978-2185
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
102 - 100 Stone Road West Guelph, Ontario N1G5L3 Canada
info@icascanada.ca
Telephone : (+1) 519-763-7282
Fax : (+1) 519-763-6964

Quebec

Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et Intégration du Québec (MIFI)
Service de l’analyse des diplômes internationaux (SADI), 285 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage Montréal, Quebec H2Y 1T8 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 514-864-9191

Saskatchewan

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

Mobility

International mobility

Find out more about international mobility and MRAs.

Financial assistance

Internationally trained professionals may have access to financial assistance to complete the assessment process that will allow them to work in their intended occupations. These micro-loan programs are offered to citizens or permanent residents of Canada who were trained outside Canada and do not have sufficient credit history to borrow from a Canadian financial institution.

To learn about participating provinces and territories, and determine your eligibility, use the information below to find an organization close to you offering micro loans.

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
238 - 8131 Westminster Hwy
Richmond British Columbia
V6X 1A7 Canada

SEED Winnipeg Inc. - Recognition Counts! Micro Loans for Skilled Immigrants
80 Salter Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2W 4J6 Canada

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
2120 - 6960 Mumford Road
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1 Canada

WIL Employment Connections - Internationally Trained Workers
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London Ontario
N6A 1G3 Canada

Canada Microcredit Educators Group - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Pilot Project
420 University Ave, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1551
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
C1A 7Z5 Canada

Microcrédit Montréal
319 - 3680 rue Jeanne Mance
Montreal Quebec
H2X 2K5 Canada

Alberta

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

British Columbia

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
238 - 8131 Westminster Hwy
Richmond British Columbia
V6X 1A7 Canada

Manitoba

SEED Winnipeg Inc. - Recognition Counts! Micro Loans for Skilled Immigrants
80 Salter Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2W 4J6 Canada

New Brunswick

Multicultural Association of Fredericton
28 Saunders Street
Fredericton New Brunswick
E3B 1N1 Canada

Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area
22 Church St, Suite C170
Moncton New Brunswick
E1C 0P7 Canada

YMCA of Greater Saint John
191 Churchill Blvd.
Saint John New Brunswick
E2K 3E2 Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador

AXIS Career Services, Association for New Canadians
A/S Association for New Canadians, 10 Smithville Crescent, P.O.Box 2031, Stn. C
St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 5R6 Canada

Nova Scotia

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
2120 - 6960 Mumford Road
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1 Canada

Ontario

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

WIL Employment Connections - Internationally Trained Workers
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London Ontario
N6A 1G3 Canada

Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF)
80 Aberdeen Street
Ottawa Ontario
K1S 5R5 Canada

Prince Edward Island

Canada Microcredit Educators Group - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Pilot Project
420 University Ave, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1551
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
C1A 7Z5 Canada

Quebec

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Microcrédit Montréal
319 - 3680 rue Jeanne Mance
Montreal Quebec
H2X 2K5 Canada

Saskatchewan

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada