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WES Canada Fees | WES Evaluation Cost

World Education Service (WES) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated towards helping professionals and international students meet their professional and educational goals in Canada and the United States. The organization assesses and advocates for the recognition of international education qualifications.

For any perspective Canada immigration applicant, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is necessary to apply to certain programs under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Thus, the IRCC has designated World Education Services (WES) to provide ECAs for all the degrees and diplomas they have earned outside of Canada.

Let's explore about WES Canada fee and services, ECA validity period and more.

More than 25,000 businesses, educational institutions and government bodies broadly recognize the WES evaluation across the U.S. and Canada. The WES performs credential assessment of academic accomplishments to the standards in Canada. The ECA report generated by WES helps the institutions like employers, schools, and immigration authorities had better understand an applicant's educational background.

Please note a report from WES identifies and describes credentials and verify them for authenticity.

With a WES ECA, an applicant can:

  • Meet IRCC's Educational Credential Assessment requirements (not for Doctor or a Pharmacist)
  • Meet Provincial Nominee Program's requirements by choosing a particular PNP office as a recipient
  • Qualify for Agri-Food Immigration Pilot under IRCC
  • Get his/her education recognized to pursue the goals in Canada
  • Store his/her ECA report and verified educational documents

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) cost

  • For most of the people, the fees for an ECA report cost is approximately C$240* plus the delivery fees, additional fees, or a 13% Harmonized Sales Tax.
  • The delivery costs generally depends up on how an applicant choose the report to be sent, as a courier delivery is a bit on expensive side.
  • Moreover, if a person is a specialist physician, or a pharmacist, then the cost is again a bit higher.
  • There is an additional fees charges that a person must pay along with the WES evaluation cost, including:

Additional fees charges

  • Standard delivery (tracking not included): CAD. $11
  • Courier delivery (tracking included)
  • S. and international courier services (per address): CAD. $89
  • Next-day courier delivery (per address, Canada only): CAD. $26

Cost for updating a Completed Evaluation Report

  • Adding a new credential: CAD. $104
  • Converting ECA to a Document-by-Document evaluation: CAD. $52
  • Converting ECA to a Course-by-Course evaluation: CAD $104

Cost for ordering duplicate reports after completed evaluation

  • First report (WES Basic): CAD. $52
  • First report (WES ICAP): CAD. $32
  • Each additional report: CAD. $32

*Please note, all the fees are subject to change at the discretion of designated authority.

Validity of WES ECA Report

An Express Entry profile is valid for a maximum 1-year period from the date an applicant submits a profile to the IRCC. If an application is not approved and an individual fails to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR after an year and still want to continue, then he/she needs to complete and submit a new Express Entry profile.

In such circumstances, an applicant can continue using the ECA report while submitting a new Express Entry profile under IRCC for Canada PR. Reason being, an ECA provided by WES is valid for 5 years from the date of issuance.

Evaluation period

An applicant' international degree or diplomas are generally evaluated by the WES within 35 business days after receiving, reviewing, and approving all documents, and WES fees payment done in full.

Services covered by the WES for the purpose of Canada immigration

  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Handing over an Electronic ECA report
  • Handing over an official paper report (delivery fees is applicable)
  • ECA report access by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Electronic storage of all the reports and verified transcripts

Visas Avenue can help you with WES credential assessment

If you’re applying under Express Entry's Federal Skilled Worker Program, then you need an ECA before submitting to the pool. While, in case of Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class, you don’t need an ECA report to submit to the pool, but you need one in order to claim any CRS points for your overseas education.

If you are not a Doctor or a Pharmacist, Visas Avenue usually recommend you to use World Education Services (WES) for ECA as WES has the most proficient processing time. Right from updating you about the stepwise ECA application submission process and cost for WES evaluation, we'll guide you through the entire process in detail.

At Visas Avenue, we stay with you at every step of your Canada Immigration pathway. We don’t just prepare your immigration case file, but, we prepare you for a new life ahead in Canada. We have a free online profile assessment tool that can help you discover the right options to migrate to Canada on a permanent basis.

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