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IQAS is a Canadian Government Body, in charge of conducting Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs) for all of Canada's Immigration Programs. Its headquarters are in Alberta. It offers thorough instructions, transcript comparisons, and talent assessments to key nations seeking to establish a balanced immigration process. The International Qualifications Assessment Service, or IQAS, is a complex guiding and assessment body for countries with the highest immigration population to Canada. The recognition provided by IQAS is valid throughout Canada.


Why is India a major preference by IQAS?

Indian immigrants accounted for nearly one-quarter of total immigration to Canada in 2019. In addition, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) now has over 500,000 Indo-Canadians. In the past, India has a 12-year schooling system with three divisions that are internationally recognized and those were:

  • 8 years of primary schooling
  • For 9th  and 10th  standard: Two-year of high school education is required
  • For 11th  and 12th  standard: Pre-university education for two years

All of these examinations are validated by federal or state government organizations. This guarantees that Indian Assessing Bodies have pre-verified the reports provided to the IQAS.

IQAS provides its services to Cameroon, China, Columbia, Former USSR, France, India, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Syria, United Kingdom, and the United States.


How can I apply for the IQAS ECA?

To apply for IQAS ECA, you should follow these steps:

Determine your program eligibility: Choose the right type of visa you're seeking for. A pre-existing ECA Report provides students with a significant edge. Professionals who apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, CEC, or PNP (Provincial Nominee Programs) receive bonus points for submitting an ECA Report.

Have all of the relevant paperwork on hand: All of your academic transcripts must be translated into either English or French. It must be certified and sealed by a public notary.

Complete the online IQAS Form: Make certain that you input all of the information correctly. Name misspellings may result in a delay in obtaining the IQAS Report.

Submit your application online: Submit your final application online and have the IQAS Reference Number handy. This number will be required for your final visa application.

Mail all of your documentation to the IQAS Headquarters:  If you are unable to submit your papers online, you can send them by courier to the IQAS Head Office in Alberta. Remember to include the IQAS Reference Number on the envelope.


How long does it take to finish the evaluation?

IQAS evaluates Canadian applications faster than any other evaluating agency. It takes nearly 6 weeks to complete a candidate's in-depth ECA.

How much does IQAS ECA Cost?

The IQAS ECA is less costly than that of other organizations. It costs around CAD 220 (about INR 12, 478 in India). Your IQAS Report will be valid for five years.

Requirements while submitting the IQAS form:

  • The official name of the candidate as per the original documents
  • English Translated Reports with date of issue
  • Issuing authority such as CBSE, ICSE and so on
  • Admission Requirements of the chosen program
  • Program Information
  • Comparison of credentials as per IQAS


UNESCO recognized assessment bodies of India

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Central Institute of Vocational Education (CIVE)
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • National Institute of Open Schooling (NOS)
  • National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)
  • The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
  • University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • National Information Centre (NIC)

The most recent updates on Canada Immigration 2021

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) has released the most recent migrant objectives for the years 2021, 2022, and 2023:

In 2021: there will be 401,000 invitations to permanent residence.

In 2022: there will be 411,000 invitations to permanent residence.

In 2023: there will be 421,000 invitations to permanent residence.

By October 2020, Canada has planned to add 84,000 new jobs for immigrants wherein the province of Ontario is seeking nearly 443 Express Entry candidates till the end of 2020.

To learn more, schedule a free consultation with us.


What are the most recent health precautions for immigrants to Canada?

COVID-19 has resulted in more stringent health standards in Canada. As a result, you must have a COVID-19 RT PCR Test performed before traveling to Canada. If you arrive in Canada with a negative test result and a health certificate, you will be required to stay in self-isolation for 14 days and only after that, you will be allowed to move and explore your life in Canada. 

If you have a serious health problem, the Canadian government will provide you with free medical treatment. However, you must complete all of your documents and visa application requirements before using the perks

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