What is an “international” academic credential?
“International” or “foreign” academic credentials are those issued by an educational institution outside Canada.
Given the diversity of education systems around the world, international academic credentials are usually subject to an assessment process to verify the authenticity of your documents and the comparability to similar credentials issued in Canada's provinces and territories, as part of the admission process.
It is extremely difficult to obtain a guarantee that your international academic credentials will be accepted upon your return to Canada.
This underscores the importance of making an informed decision when selecting an educational institution outside Canada.
For more information, consult CICIC's resources on the mobility of qualified individuals and academic credential recognition.