Obtain an academic credential assessment for general purposes

Obtain an assessment for general purposes

Before undertaking an academic credential assessment for general purposes, it is extremely important to verify that the regulatory authority, or employer requires and will accept an assessment report issued by one of the six members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).

Contact one of the six members below to begin the process.

Comparative Education Service

Phone : (+1) 416-978-2400
Fax : (+1) 416-978-2185


162 St. George Street, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Toronto, Ontario M5S2V8 Canada

International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

Phone : (+1) 519-763-7282
Toll-free : (+1) 800-321-6021
Fax : (+1) 519-763-6964


102 - 100 Stone Road West Guelph, Ontario N1G5L3 Canada

International Qualifications Assessment Service

Phone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Toll-free : (+1) 310-0000, 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734


9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K2J5 Canada

International Credential Evaluation Service

Phone : (+1) 604-434-5734
Toll-free : (+1) 866-434-1610
Fax : (+1) 604-435-7033


3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, British Columbia V5G3H2 Canada

Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et Intégration du Québec

Phone : (+1) 514-864-9191
Toll-free : (+1) 877-864-9191


Service de l’analyse des diplômes internationaux (SADI), 285 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage Montréal, Quebec H2Y 1T8 Canada

World Education Services - Canada

Phone : (+1) 416-972-0070
Toll-free : (+1) 800-361-6106
Fax : (+1) 416-972-9004


1400 - 2 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B1J3 Canada

About the services of the six members

Contact one of the academic credential assessment services to obtain detailed information on:
  • application forms;
  • how to submit your international academic credentials for assessment;
  • timelines and fees for obtaining an academic credential assessment report.

An academic credential assessment for general purposes can take between several weeks to several months to obtain. It is strongly recommended that you begin this process prior to your arrival in Canada.

Although assessment services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained outside Canada compare with those obtained in Canada, their assessments are advisory only. In Canada, they do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for:
  • admission at an educational institution;
  • certification, licensing, or registration in an occupation; and/or
  • general employment.

All six members of the Alliance adhere to the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials, and their assessments are used by many organizations. 

For more information on the Alliance, please visit its Web site, or use the information to connect directly with its members.