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Credentialling Assessment Times

This graphic illustrates the steps that occur before a Credentialing Officer begins the assessment of your file.  The time required for each of these steps is identified below and is updated weekly. For a (larger) downloadable version of the graphic for easier viewing, please click here.

86 days 122 days 93 days See Assessment Times below


Current Credentialling Assessment Times:

Please note that the assessment stage only starts after all of the documentation and information needed to begin your assessment has been received (see above). We will notify you once we have determined we have received all your required documents (after Step D above) and your file will be placed in queue for assessment.

Files with precedent established (Precedent files) Files without a precedent* (Non-precedent files)
Our Goal:
10 – 12 weeks
Actual: 18 weeks
(as of June 13, 2022)
Our Goal:
16 – 18 weeks
Actual: 19 weeks
(as of June 13, 2022)


* The majority of files without a precedent are being processed within this time however some applications may take longer due to variations in education assessment agency response times.

We are Committed to Meeting your Needs

The Canadian standard for the length of time to assess a foreign credential is 26 weeks, as set out in the Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.  Our goal is to surpass this standard to best meet your needs.  We are committed to continuous quality improvement and will continue to improve our services.  Wait times may change based on fluctuating application volumes.