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ECA - bodies/agencies comparison!

smhamza

Star Member
Oct 22, 2018
59
2
Hello.

I am planning to apply for my ECA. The Canadian government website says that I can choose one of any five bodies listed (WES, ICAS, BCIT, CES, etc.). Someone told me that for Express Entry purpose, only WES or ICAS are valid or preferable. Is that correct? The reason I am asking is because any agency other than ICAS or WES might be more suitable/easy to me. Your feedback will be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

zohebshaikh

Hero Member
Aug 13, 2017
506
169
Category........
PNP
Hello.

I am planning to apply for my ECA. The Canadian government website says that I can choose one of any five bodies listed (WES, ICAS, BCIT, CES, etc.). Someone told me that for Express Entry purpose, only WES or ICAS are valid or preferable. Is that correct? The reason I am asking is because any agency other than ICAS or WES might be more suitable/easy to me. Your feedback will be appreciated.

Thanks.
IMO most applicants go with WES as their process time is the shortest, and you get the ECA relatively faster.
 

ECLN

Hero Member
Aug 23, 2018
218
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Toulouse, France
Visa Office......
Paris
NOC Code......
6221
I got mine from Wes, 4 weeks exactly since the reception of the documents. Others are at 12 weeks
 

mr.preetsingh

VIP Member
Oct 26, 2017
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Canada
Hello.

I am planning to apply for my ECA. The Canadian government website says that I can choose one of any five bodies listed (WES, ICAS, BCIT, CES, etc.). Someone told me that for Express Entry purpose, only WES or ICAS are valid or preferable. Is that correct? The reason I am asking is because any agency other than ICAS or WES might be more suitable/easy to me. Your feedback will be appreciated.

Thanks.
For Canada PR

You can choose ICES, IQAS, ICAS, WES any of them. All are valid for PR.
 

yaseenyar

Member
Jun 2, 2018
17
0
Hi I have completed my MBA from UCP Pakistan. I need ECA for Express Entry. Please suggest me which agency will be good for ECA (WES don't provide ECA for UCP). Also guide me does ICAS actually take 6 to 8 months for ECA?