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ICAS has been designated by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism to provide educational credential assessments for individuals applying for immigration to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker (FSW). ICAS has a separate application process for FSW applicants. Please click here to learn more.
Our current processing time for applicants (not including FSW applicants) is approximately 6 weeks. Actual processing time depends on the volume of applications received on a given day and the nature of the qualifications submitted for assessment. Rush services are not available at this time. In most cases, a General Assessment Report is completed and sent more quickly than any other type of Assessment Report.
ICAS prepares Assessment Reports that can be used for a wide variety of purposes.
Our regular Assessment Reports include:
General Report ($90.00)
Our most popular type of report (also known as a document-by document assessment).
The General Report describes the education completed and suggests the Ontario/Canadian equivalent for each credential. This type of report is the one most commonly required by employers and immigration officials.
Secondary School Comprehensive Report ($120.00)
The Secondary School Comprehensive Report describes the education completed outside Canada at a level comparable to the secondary school level in Ontario and suggestes the Ontario equivalency. This report also provides a list of all courses/subjects completed at a level comparable to the grade 11 and grade 12 levels in Ontario with the equivalent credit values and grades.
This type of report may be suitable for those applying for further education.
Postsecondary Comprehensive Report ($200.00) (also known as a postsecondary course-by-course assessment)
The Postsecondary Comprehensive Report describes the postsecondary education completed, suggests the Ontario/Canadian equivalent for each credential and provides a list of courses/subjects completed with the equivalent credit value and grade.
This type of report is most commonly requested by those applying to postsecondary institutions who need to provide evidence of specific postsecondary courses.
Catalogue-Match Reports (fees vary)
ICAS prepares Catalogue-Match Assessment Reports for individuals applying for registration with professional regulatory bodies or those applying for advanced standing and transfer credit at educational institutions.
In addition to our regular Assessment Reports, ICAS can also prepare specialized reports to suit your needs. Please call us to discuss your unique needs.
Assessment fees can be paid either by the applicant or the institution/organization. If you would like to request assessments on behalf of your clients, please contact us to discuss possible arrangements.
If you would like to receive sample copies of our Assessment Reports, please contact our office and we will prepare an information package.