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Due to a very significant increase in the volume of applications received across all IRCC-designated organizations including CES, we are temporarily experiencing delays in the completion and issuance of credential assessments. Please note that ECA reports for immigration purposes are currently being issued in a 14 week period, and the Upgrade service within 8 weeks. This excludes the upcoming University Year-End closure from Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020.

We thank you for entrusting us with your credential evaluation application and are working diligently to minimize the inconvenience caused.


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: 6 weeks


These processing time frames do not include delivery.

Before we start the assessment process, our team checks if your application and all required documents are acceptable. The date that we determine your documents are acceptable for assessment becomes the official acceptance date of your application. The estimated processing times are based upon this start date.

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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