Assessment for immigration – How IQAS assesses credentials

IQAS assessments are done on an individual basis and include a process with quality assurance measures.

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Quality assurance

IQAS follows global standards for best practices when assessing credentials from other countries. We are a partner in the national Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada.

Document review

  • After you apply for an IQAS certificate, your documents are reviewed for consistency and evidence of tampering or alteration.
  • IQAS may contact your educational institution directly to check your application for accuracy.
  • IQAS will not assess credentials it suspects are altered or fraudulent.

Translation review

  • IQAS conducts educational assessments using original language documents and their English translations.
  • Translations are checked for accuracy.

Recognition of institution

  • IQAS only conducts assessments of education obtained at institutions that meet the following recognition criteria:
    • The institution is formally approved by a designated competent authority within its own country as a quality institution.
    • The institution is widely accepted by other institutions and agencies, both within and outside the country.
  • Review your country’s educational institution recognition process if you’re unsure if your institution meets this criteria.

Evaluation of educational programs

When reviewing your application, IQAS checks:

  • level of education
  • duration of study
  • general content of study
  • function of program

General Statement of Comparison

IQAS issues a statement that compares your international program of study to a similar program of study in Canada. This statement appears on your assessment certificate.

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