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Comparative Education Service (CES)

Academic Credential Assessment

Processing Times

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 on our processing times page. 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, 2018.  We will respond to email inquiries as quickly as possible upon our return.

Please note the current estimated processing times:

Educational Credential Assessment Report

  • General Use: 6 weeks
  • Immigration: 12 weeks
  • Renew expired immigration report: 3 weeks
  • Upgrade from General to Immigration: 4 weeks
These processing time frames do not include delivery.

The estimated processing times are based on the date that the application and all required official documents from the awarding bodies are received and accepted by our office.

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 verification of documents or additional research are required, this will likely increase the processing time. In cases where a significant delay is expected, clients will be notified.

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

If you have already submitted your application, you can login to track your application status.