Credentialling and the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you are applying for immigration via the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and you will also be applying to CAPR for a physiotherapy Educational Credential and Qualifications Assessment, this information sheet is designed to answer your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If you were educated in Nigeria or Bangladesh, the following information does not apply to you. We will not accept your academic records from an assessment agency, we require your official academic record to be sent to our office directly from your university.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

I have not yet applied to either the FSWP or the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR). Which should I do first?

You can apply for your credentialling assessment with CAPR before, during or after your FSWP assessment. It is up to you to decide which is best for your situation. We cannot advise you regarding what to do with respect to the FSWP. It is an immigration process that is entirely independent from the credential assessment done by CAPR. We will however, try to collaborate with you and your education assessment agency (WES, ICAS or IQAS) in an effort to minimize duplication of work.

I have already had my education assessed as part of the FSWP. Do I still need to have my credentials assessed by CAPR?

Yes, the education assessment done for the FSWP only reviewed some of your physiotherapy qualifications. CAPR continues the assessment to determine whether or not your education is substantially different from that of a Canadian-educated physiotherapist to determine whether or not you are eligible to sit the Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

I have already had my education assessed as part of the FSWP. Can I register for the Physiotherapy Competency Exam?

No, you will first need to complete CAPR’s Educational Credential and Qualifications Assessment. Please see the above question.

I have already had my education assessed as part of the FSWP. Can the results be used by CAPR? Will this speed up the process?

If your education has been assessed by WES, ICAS or IQAS for an FSWP application, we are happy to accept a copy of their assessment report and a verified copy of your official transcripts if they were sent directly from your university to WES, ICAS or IQAS. We will not accept copies from you, the applicant. Any costs that WES or ICAS or IQAS may charge are your responsibility. In some cases, it is possible that this may shorten the amount of time to gather and process all the necessary documents for your CAPR file, however there is no guarantee that this will shorten your overall assessment timeline. If you make these arrangements it may save you from paying for a second set of transcripts from your university, however we cannot guarantee that a copy of your transcripts from WES, ICAS or IQAS will be sufficient. If we determine that your file requires additional research, then you will be required to arrange for a copy of your transcripts to be sent to our office directly from your university.

NOTE: Transcripts refers to mark sheets/marks cards/statement of marks for applicants educated in certain countries.

What evaluation report from WES should I request to be sent to CAPR?

We require the WES report that contains a verified copy your official transcript. The WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) is the report that contains the verified copies of your transcript. Please contact WES or visit their website for further information: http://www.wes.org/ca/fees/evaltypes.asp

I have applied to the FSWP and I have decided it is time to apply to CAPR for my Educational Credential and Qualifications Assessment. How should I get started?

Please refer to the Credentialling Overview and Credentialling Guide for information on how to apply for a credentialling assessment with CAPR, and refer to the Credentialling Forms page to download the necessary forms for your CAPR application. Then call or email (csc@alliancept.org) our office so that our Client Services Coordinator can advise you regarding exactly what we need from you, from your school, and from your education assessment agency (WES, ICAS or IQAS). When mailing in your application, please indicate on the application or in an attached note that you are an FSWP applicant. This will alert us to the fact we may receive some of your documents in a slightly different format or from a different agency.