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Credentialling Assessment Times

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. We will notify you once we have determined we have received all  your required documents 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: 16 weeks
(as of January 24, 2022)
Our Goal:
16 – 18 weeks
Actual: 18 weeks
(as of January 24, 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.

Read here: Credentialling processing times impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, high volume of applications

We are Committed to Meeting your Needs

The Canadian standard for the length of time to assess a foreign credential is 52 weeks, as set out in the Pan Canadian Framework.  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.