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#CdnImm March 2013
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Assessment vs. Recognition
Assessment services in Canada
About WES clients’
WES Documentation Requirements & Services
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Barriers to Success
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International student
/ scholar
Temporary worker
Permanent resident
Canadian citizen
Refugee /
Humanitarian
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What is Credential Evaluation?
• Evaluations VS Recognition
Credential Evaluation
International academic credentials comparison to
Canadian standard
– May include validation of documents
Credential Recognition
Acceptance of international academic credentials
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About Assessment Services
• Assessment services are used by:
– academic institutions
– licensing bodies
– employers
– apprenticeship training programs
– immigration
• Understanding who gives credential
recognition can help with accurate
advisement
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Evaluation Services
• 7 Agencies in Canada (canalliance.org); 3 in Ontario
• http://www.cicic.ca/504/comparative-chart.canada
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About WES Clients
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About WES Clients
Highest Level of Education Attained
7%
3% 4%
High school diploma or equivalent
3%
Some college, no degree
Associate’s degree
31%
Bachelor’s degree
52%
Master’s degree
Majority in business,
management, health
and engineering
Doctoral or professional degree
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Higher or Continuing Education
• For every institution, there are program specific
requirements for credential evaluation
• Always check the specific program’s requirements!
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Assessment & Recognition
Did you gain admission to any of the academic institutions
where you submitted your WES evaluation report?
74.2%
25.8%
Yes
• About half of the clients who were
not admitted believed that their
foreign education was not recognized
No
•85% of clients believe a WES report
helped them achieve education and
career goals
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WES Basic Reports
• Document-by-Document (DxD)
Recommended for employment,
immigration/work visa permits, and entry to
apprenticeship training programs
• Course-by-Course (CxC)
** includes DxD
Recommended for higher or continuing education
and some licensure
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Required Documents
• Helps ensure recognition and portability
• http://www.wes.org/ca/required/index.asp
• Country specific requirements
• Authentication Statement on evaluation report
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Document-by-Document (DxD)
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Course-by-Course (CxC)
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International Credential Advantage Package
• Enhanced report:
ICAP DxD or ICAP CxC
• Stores verified academic transcripts
• Delivers to institutions/licensing bodies in one
complete package:
* verified transcripts and evaluation report
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WES Degree Equivalency
• Free and instant preview (look-up) of postsecondary academic credentials without
submitting any documents
• Degree Preview link:
http://www.wes.org/ca/
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Q&A
Sarah Hua
International Education Recognition Advisor
416.972.0070 x5244
[email protected]
World Education Services (WES)
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
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