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 body.
Obtaining a licence to practise is not required to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's FSWP program.
How to obtain a licence to practise
You may use CICIC's Directory of occupational profiles for information on the recognition of your professional qualifications and the process for obtaining a licence to practise.
What is the National Occupational Classification (NOC)?
The same occupation can be called different things in different countries. In Canada, organizations use the National Occupational Classification (NOC) to classify and describe occupations.
NOC consists of a specific occupation title (e.g., accountant) and a four-digit NOC code (e.g., 1111), along with a description for the occupation.
To find the title of your intended occupation in Canada and its NOC code, search the NOC Web site.
You can also learn more about NOC.