Whether your occupation is regulated or not, it is good to know how your foreign credentials will be assessed in Canada.

Credential assessments will help you:

  • Learn whether your credentials meet Canadian standards
  • Find out whether you need more training, education or work experience
  • Understand what jobs may be available based on your qualifications
  • Help employers understand your qualifications

You can start the credential assessment process before you arrive in Canada. The process takes time and includes administrative fees. Evaluations for an employer may not be the same as an evaluation for a school program, so you should specify your goals.

There are many organizations that can assess your credentials, including: