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Education Credential Assessment:

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.

How can I get my ECA done?

CIC(IRCC) acceptsEducationalCredentialAssessment(ECA)donebyoneofthe seven designated organizations mentioned below:

  • World Education Services
  • Comparative Education Service – University ofToronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • International Qualifications Assessment Service
  • International Credential Evaluation Service
  • Medical Council of Canada (professional body for Doctors)
  • Pharmacy ExaminingBoardofCanada(professionalbodyfor Pharmacists)

Most applicants will be able to get their ECA done by selecting one of the first 5 designated organizations from the list above.

For applicants with NOC code 3111 and 3112 Medical Council of Canada MUST issue the ECA. For applicants with NOC code 3131, Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Must issue the ECA.

  • Validity: 5 years You can renew ECA after 5 years by paying the renewal cost You can upgrade academic purpose ECA to IRCC Purpose

Below are the sample for Education analyzed:

Education Analysis:

Primary Applicant:

Credential Obtained Bachelors, Masters
Credential type UG, PG
Name of the University Bharath Institute of Higher Education, University of Boras
University Recognition Yes
Preferred Assessing Body WES

Secondary Applicant:

Credential Obtained Bachelors
Credential type UG, PG
Name of the University Bharath Institute of Higher Education
University Recognition Yes
Preferred Assessing Body WES


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