Since last week, when the new Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is introduced, all applicants must get ECA report (Educational Credential Assessment) if there application include foreign qualification certificate(s). Purpose to get Educational Credential Assessment is just to ensure that all incoming immigrants have valid qualifications which are comparatively equivalent to Canadian qualifications. Foreign degrees and qualifications can only be presented with your Canada immigration application if they are assessed by designated authorities. These designated authorities are appointed by Canada Immigration and Citizenship (CIC).
Who can issue ECA – Educational Credential Assessment?
There are total four bodies which are appointed to assess foreign degrees and qualifications. Immigration applications which do not include report from one of these organisation will not be precessed. Here is the names and contact details of all four organizations which can issue ECA for Canadian immigration application.
- Comparative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
- International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
- World Education Services
- Medical Council of Canada
Role of forth organisation, Medical Council of Canada is limited to only those applicants who are applying as specialist physician (NOC code 3111) or general practitioner/family physician (code 3112). Hoever other three organizations can assess any type of foreign certificates.
University of Toronto
Comparative Education Service
School of Continuing Studies
Address: 162 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2E9
Phone: 416-978-2400 (ext. 3)
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
Address: ICAS of Canada, Ontario AgriCentre, 100 Stone Road West, Suite 102, Guelph ON N1G 5L3 Canada
World Education Services
Address: World Education Services
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
FSWP Applicants call (+1) 416-972-0070
Medical Council of Canada
Address: Physician Credentials Registry of Canada
2283 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 100
Ottawa, ON Canada K1G 5A2