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​​Evaluating Credentials



Understanding how your educational qualifications from another country translate in Canada is important when you’re searching for a job or planning to immigrate to Canada under the skilled worker category. The resources below provide information about evaluating credentials in Canada:


Government of Ontario

World Education Services


Credential assessment will help you:​

  • See whether your credentials are equivalent to the standards set for Canadian workers

  • Determine whether you need more training, education or Canadian work experience

  • Understand the types of jobs for which you might be qualified  

  • Help employers understand your qualifications

**It is important to begin the credential assessment and recognition process before you arrive in Canada as the credential assessment takes time. Click here for more information.



Skill Trades & Apprenticeship



If you work in the trades, but were trained outside of Ontario, there are resources that can help you get your Certificate of Qualification to work in Ontario. Click here for information about Trade Equivalency Assessments in Ontario.


Other Services for Trades Persons and Apprentices:

  • The Apprentice Search website is designed to help connect apprentices and employers across Ontario.
  • Global Experience Ontario (GEO) helps internationally trained and educated individuals in regulated non-health professions find out how to qualify for professional practices in Ontario.  


Regulated Professions


To work in a regulated profession, you must be registered by the appropriate regulatory body. It is illegal to use the job title restricted to regulated professions without a licence or certificate from the appropriate regulatory body. For more information click here.