Canadian assessment of foreign credentials is an important element of immigrant integration into the Canadian workforce.

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) is a central source of information about the services and organizations around Canada that can help with the accreditation of internationally-acquired skills. In addition, Citizenship and Immigration Canada have established a Foreign Credential Referral Office.

Below is a list of credential assessment services in Canada per province/territory. For a fee, these agencies will provide expert advice on how your qualifications compare to credentials obtained in Canada.

Alberta

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
Alberta Advanced Education
9th Floor, Sterling Place
9942 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Tel.: +1 780 427-2655
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000 ask for 427-2655
Fax: +1 780 422-9734

British Columbia

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3H2 Canada
Tel.: +1 604 432-8800
Toll-Free within North America: +1-866-434-9197
Fax: +1 604 435-7033
E-mail: icesinfo@bcit.ca

Manitoba

Academic Credentials Assessment Service (ACAS)
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Settlement & Labour Market Services Branch
5th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1N3 Canada
Tel.: +1 204 945-6300
Fax: +1 204 948-2148
E-mail: glloyd@gov.mb.ca

New Brunswick

Click here to learn more about assessment of international credentials against Canadian standards in the province of New Brunswick.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Click here to learn more about assessment of international credentials against Canadian standards in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nunavut

Newcomers to the territory of Nunavut may use one of the bodies listed at the bottom of this page in order to have their international credentials against Canadian standards.

Northwest Territories

Educational assessments for individuals moving to the Northwest Territories are done through the Alberta Government's International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
Alberta Advanced Education
9th Floor, Sterling Place
9942 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Tel.: +1 780 427-2655
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000 ask for 427-2655
Fax: +1 780 422-9734

Nova Scotia

Click here to learn more about assessment of international credentials against Canadian standards in the province of Nova Scotia.

Ontario

World Education Services (WES Canada)
2 Carlton St., Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3 Canada
Tel.: +1 416 972-0070
Fax: +1 416 972-9004
Toll-free: +1 866 343-0070 (from outside the 416 area code)
Contact: http://www.wes.org/

Quebec

Centre d'expertise sur les formations acquises hors du Québec (CEFAHQ)
Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC)
255, boulevard Crémazie Est, 8e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2M 1M2 Canada
Tél.: +1 514 864-9191 ou +1 877 264-6164
Fax: +1 514 873-8701
E-mail: renseignements@micc.gouv.qc.ca

Prince Edward Island

Click here to learn more about assessment of international credentials against Canadian standards in the province of Prince Edward Island.

Saskatchewan

Various bodies and organizations assess international credentials against Canadian standards. Click here to find out more.

Yukon

Educational assessments for individuals moving to Yukon are done through the Alberta Government's International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
Alberta Advanced Education
9th Floor, Sterling Place
9942 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Tel.: +1 780 427-2655
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000 ask for 427-2655
Fax: +1 780 422-9734

Other Pan-Canadian Credential Assessment Services

Comparative Education Service (CES)
University of Toronto
315 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A3 Canada
Tel.: +1 416 978-2190
Fax: +1 416 978-7022

International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
Ontario AgriCentre
100 Stone Road West, Suite 303
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5L3 Canada
Tel.: +1 519 763-7282
Toll-free: +1 800 321-6021
Fax: +1 519 763-6964
E-mail: info@icascanada.ca

Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE)
Engineering International-Education Assessment Program (EIEAP)
180 Elgin Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2K3 Canada
Tel.: +1 613 232-2474
Fax: +1 613 230-5759
E-mail: evaluation@ccpe.ca

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