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ECA Evaluation has been updated by WES! New Fees will be applicable w.e.f. January 1, 2019

Posted - 27, Dec 2018

World Education Service- the popular assessing authority known for evaluating and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications to charge a new fees from the New Year. The evaluations from WES are broadly recognized by over 2,500 educational, business, and governmental institutions across USA and Canada.

New ECA Evaluation Fees

With effect from 1st January, 2019, the cost of ECA evaluation from WES has been increase to $220 CAD.However, the new fees does not include delivery fees or a 13% Harmonized Sales Tax. Let's take a look at the additional fees as well.

Additional Fees

Delivery Options
Standard delivery (tracking not included) CAD. $7
Courier delivery (tracking included)
U.S. and international courier services (per address) CAD. $85

ECA is Essential for Immigration to Canada

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is a mandatory report to obtain for immigration to Canada. It is essential to apply to some key Immigration programs of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The World Education Services (WES) is designated by IRCC to provide ECAs for degrees and diplomas earned outside of Canada.

Things can be done with ECA from WES

With Educational Credential Assessment from WES you can do the following:
  • Meet IRCC ECA requirements (not for physicians and pharmacists)
  • Gain recognition for your education so you can pursue your goals in Canada
  • Store your report and verified educational documents for future use

The ECA performed by WES remains valid for 5 years from the date of issue, and you can continue using your ECA when you submit a new Express Entry profile. In case, you have not received invitation from IRCC and you hence, you are creating a new Express entry profile, you can use the ECA already obtained as it remains valid for five years.

What is Processing time of ECA?

Well, the standard processing time for an Educational credential Assessment is seven to fifteen business days on receipt, review, and approval of all documents, as well as payment in full. IRCC applications require twenty (20 to 45) business days for processing.

To get the latest information about Canada immigration and PR process, requirements, fee changes of key institutions, etc. you can visit the Immigration News Section on Visas Avenue website on regular basis. In case you need further clarification regarding the news above, you may get in touch with qualified Canada immigration experts at Visas Avenue.

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