International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

The International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) is the commonly ordered credential assessment administration in British Columbia. The ICES has been assigned by IRCC to give Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) reports for Canadian immigration purposes.

ICES Canada compares education earned outside of Canada to the general education ladder in Canada. ICES Canada reports offer a general comparability of the years and levels of study. ICES Canada recommendations are set by considering several factors including:

Scope & Limitation

ICES Canada follows the standard methodology used in evaluation services throughout Canada and the United States and we apply this methodology consistently to all of our clients. ICES Canada does not evaluate course content or make a judgment on the quality of individual credentials. ICES is not in a position to evaluate the merits of each individual’s performance or knowledge (other than on the basis of grades). Instead, ICES offers a service which authenticates documents, conducts research based on well established methodologies, and then issues an evaluation report that provides a general recommendation of the comparability of education earned outside of Canada to the Canadian education system.

Processing Time

The estimated processing time for a Comprehensive Evaluation Assessments is 7 weeks from the date all required documents are received.