fbpx
Connect with us

Immigration Announcement

Highest Degree Of Canadian Immigrants Required For ECA

Isabel Rice

Published

on

Canada Immigration Applications

People aspiring to become Canadian immigrants are usually required to submit an Educational Credential Assessment or ECA. This document is used to verify international diplomas, degrees and certificates obtained by potential immigrants. The goal is to find their Canadian equivalent so that everyone is judged on an equal standing.

What should candidates do?

IRCC has certified some providers to issue ECAs. WES is one such provider and they recently made an announcement stating that immigration applicants will just have to give their highest completed credential for assessment. In fact, WES actively discourages applicants from submitting extra credentials so that the process can be swift and smooth. For example, this means that candidates who have a Ph.D. do not need to submit their undergraduate or postgraduate information.

Exceptions

There are some other instructions applicable to people who studied in a francophone country. Some candidates might have to send extra information and credentials. Documents that are submitted in French will not have to be translated. WES states that documents submitted in other languages that are not spoken in Canada will need to be translated in most cases.

See also  IRCC Updates on Reduced Immigration Inventories and Backlogs

Immigration applicants from India might also have to submit extra credentials in some cases. For example, some Indian applicants will have to send their Bachelor’s degree information even if they have a postgraduate qualification.

Applicants should remember that Canadian credentials do not have to be verified via an ECA. On the other hand, people who submit their applications for Canadian immigration system via the Express Entry system might require an ECA.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Advertisement

PNP Draws & Updates

DateProvinceInvitations
British ColumbiaJuly 971 invitations
OntarioJuly 91,666 invitations
QuebecJuly 81,528 invitations
ManitobaJuly 4126 invitations
British ColumbiaJuly 376 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜

Canada Immigration News Podcast

Advertisement

Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
303 (PNP)1,391670
302 (French-Language)3,200420
301 (Healthcare)3,750445
300 (Trade Occupation)1800436
299 (PNP)920739
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜

Advertisement

Trending Searches