For applications received on September 8, 2014 and earlier, the estimated processing time for an assessment is approximately 10 weeks from the date on which all required documents are received in our office. This is an approximate processing time and is not a guarantee. For applications submitted on September 9 or later, the estimated processing time is 15 weeks from the date on which all required documents are received in our office. ICAS does not offer rush services.
Actual processing time depends on the volume of applications received and the nature of the qualifications you submitted for assessment. Please note that the processing times may be adjusted between the time of your application and the arrival of your documents as a result of increased application volume.
The Federal Skilled Worker Assessment Package includes the following:
The Assessment Reports you receive will describe all appropriate credentials submitted and, for each, indicate the comparable level of education in Canada. You will also receive an unofficial electronic copy of the assessment for your records.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires the ability to verify the authenticity of the original Assessment Report you submit to CIC with your FSW application. To facilitate this, CIC will have secure access for a period of ten years, to an electronic copy of your report and other required information.
Delivery of the Report by Courier
The FSW Assessment Package includes two original Assessment Reports. Additional reports may be requested at the time of application or at a later date.