An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to check the Canadian equivalency of a foreign degree, diploma or certificate. For Example, an ECA will determine if an applicant’s foreign Master’s degree is of the same standard when compared to a Canadian Master’s degree. ECA for aparticular credential (degree, diploma or certificate)is not mandatory if the credential was awarded in Canada by a Canadian educational body. ECA is one of the mandatory documents for Express Entry.
For CEC there is no minimum education requirement, however proving completed Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree (or higher) through Canadian credentials or ECA can help youfetch additional CRS points.
Onthecontrary,thereisaminimumeducationrequirementforFSW.All applicantsmust prove that their foreign education is equal to a completed Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.