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Comparative Education Service (CES)

Academic Credential Assessment

Why Choose CES?

Our credential assessment reports can be used for immigration programs through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and can help you apply for employment, to further your education, or obtain licensure in Canada.

CES is recognized by the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) and is a member of the Alliance of Credential Assessment Services of Canada. Our assessments are recognized in Canada and beyond.

CES is proud to be Canada’s only university-based academic credential assessment agency, established by the University of Toronto in 1967 as the first such service in Canada. The University of Toronto was ranked as the best university in Canada and 16th worldwide by the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings in 2015.

CES is committed to helping you to further your education and be successful in Canada. As part of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, CES supports your continuous learning with a special offer — a one-time $200 tuition discount — that can be applied towards one of the hundreds of courses available at the School.


CES reports are highly valued by


CES assessments satisfy the requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces and the NAFTA agreement for employment permits (TN visa) in the United States.

CES Assessment Reports may also serve for

  • Admission to colleges and other educational institutions.
  • Membership, licensure, or certification by professional organizations and regulatory bodies.

We recommend that you first contact the organization you wish to approach to confirm that our educational credential assessment reports satisfy its requirements. The University of Toronto does not require an assessment of your academic credentials for admission, nor do most other universities in Canada. To find out more about admission requirements, visit the U of T undergraduate and graduate websites.

International Standards of Practice for the Assessment of Academic Credentials

CES is a proud member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada and abides by the following standards of professional practice.

  • Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials
  • Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures for the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications adopted under the 1997 Lisbon Recognition Convention.