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Holiday Closure Notice:
As part of the University of Toronto, the Comparative Education Service (CES) will be closed for the holiday season from Saturday, December 22, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019 (inclusive).  This closure period is not included in the estimated processing time published below. The ECA online application is still open during the closure period, but the submitted applications will only be reviewed in the order they are received, starting from January 7, 2019.

Normal office hours will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.  We will respond to email inquiries as quickly as possible upon our return.

Please note the current estimated processing times:


Potential Postal Service Delay (only applicable to regular domestic and international mail):

Due to a recent service disruption of Canada Post, regular mail (both domestic and international) delivery continues to experience delays. Mail will continue to be delivered but there will be lengthy delays. Courier service is not affected.

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Educational Credential Assessment Report

  • General Use: 6 weeks
  • Immigration: 12 weeks
  • Renewing an expired immigration report: 3 weeks
  • Upgrading a General ECA report for Immigration: 4 weeks


These processing time frames do not include delivery.

The estimated processing times are based on the date that we receive and accept your application, and all required official documents.

While we make every effort to provide assessments in a timely manner, each individual application is unique, and some take longer than others to complete. If we need to verify documents or do some additional research, this may increase the processing time. If there is a significant delay in the processing of your assessment, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Please note that the estimated processing times do not include statutory holidays or the University’s year-end closure. These processing times are subject to change without notice.

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