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IQAS assessment for immigration

To immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker, you will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for education received outside of Canada.

Services and information

Learn how Educational Credential Assessments (ECA) can be used for immigration purposes.

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

Education Credential Assessment (ECA)

The ECA is for formal academic/technical education.

An ECA issued by IQAS:

  • is valid for Express Entry for 5 years
  • does not mean that your credentials are recognized for licensure in Canada
  • does not guarantee a job or successful immigration application; but, if you are successful with your immigration application, this assessment may also be used when applying for jobs
  • to learn more about an ECA, visit the IRCC website Educational credential assessment: What it is