The International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) has been designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) / Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to provide Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) reports for Canadian immigration purposes (Express Entry and Permanent Residency).
An Educational Credential Assessment is a statement of the general comparability of international educational credentials to a completed Canadian educational credential, in the format that Citizenship and Immigration Canada / Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada requires.
- Under the guidelines provided by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), ICES will only provide ECA reports for fully completed academic credentials. A certificate, diploma, or degree must have been completed and awarded.
- If you intend to apply as a Physician/Specialist Physician (NOC 3111 or 3112) and plan to pursue licensure you are advised to be assessed by the .
- Individuals applying as a Pharmacist (NOC 3131) and intending to pursue licensure are advised to have an assessment from the .
- If you are applying for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, please visit for further details.
- For more information about the immigration process related to services offered by ICES please visit Canadian Immigration and
ICES does not evaluate:
- Trade qualifications
- For more information about the Federal Skilled Trades Program see at the CIC.
- Military training
- Second language training
- Professional licenses
- Work or life experience
- Continuing education courses taken at non-recognized institutions
- Non-credit professional development courses
- Incomplete or provisional academic credentials