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IQAS assessment for employment, education or licensure

If you plan to work or study, you can get an assessment that compares your credentials to educational standards in Canada.

This type of assessment cannot be used for immigration purposes. Find out how to get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for Canadian immigration purposes.

Overview

The International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) is an Alberta government service. It does assessments and issues certificates that compare educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.

In Canada, some occupations are regulated. Regulated occupations have legal requirements or restrictions in place to protect the public. To work in these occupations, you must register with the appropriate professional regulatory organization.

Regulated occupations in Alberta

Who can apply

You can get this type of assessment if you have a formal academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate earned outside Canada.

IQAS doesn’t evaluate training received in these areas:

  • trades
  • vocational
  • professional

Why get an assessment

You can get an assessment to support your:

  • job search
  • application for professional licensure
  • application for post-secondary education

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