All people applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) must get an
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) of their completed foreign educational credentials.
If you are only submitting a Canadian educational credential, you do not need to do this.
An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign
degree, diploma, certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and
equal to a completed credential in Canada.
You must have such an assessment if you:
Are a principal applicant and pursued your education outside Canada.
The same can be applied for your spouse based upon the requirement.
Your education must be assessed against Canadian standards by one of the
organizations designated by CIC (below).
Y-Axis can assist you in obtaining the ECA report. You can either Reach out to
us at any of our India offices or our Australia office in Melbourne.
Your application can also be processed and represented by RMAs (Registered Migration Agents)
to the concerned ICCRC regulated council. RMAs will communicate with the Canadian immigration
department regarding your application with your consent and on your behalf.
We have our processing center only in Canada. Your documents will be processed
by our team from Canada. Please note, your application will be processed and represented
by registered migration agents working with our partnered office in Canada.
When you apply as a federal skilled worker with a foreign educational credential, an original ECA report must:
Be included with your application along with proof of your foreign credential, be issued on or after the date the organization was designated by CIC, not be more than five years old on the date that CIC gets your application, and show your credential is equal to a completed Canadian one.
If you do not submit this assessment when you apply, your application is not complete. We will not process it and will send it back to you.
These assessments are to help make sure we choose immigrants with the best possible chances of success in Canada. But, being assessed does not guarantee you will be employed in your field or at a certain level. Employers are not bound by the assessment.
If you plan to work in an occupation that is regulated in Canada, you should contact the regulatory authority in the province where you plan to live. They can give you important information about getting your license, including any steps you can take before you leave your home country.