Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Skip Navigation Links > Home > Working > Evaluating Credentials

Evaluating Credentials  

​​​Understanding Foreign Credentials


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 to learn more. 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.



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 good to start 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





Other Services for Trades Persons and Apprentices:

The Apprentice Search website is designed to help connect apprentices and employers across Ontario.


The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) ​is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

or a recognized credential assessment organization to find out the process.



Regulated Professions


To work in a regulated profession, you must be registered by the appropriate regulatory body. You may be able to work in a related field without a licence, but you should first check with the regulatory body to understand what restrictions exist. 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.


Did You Know?

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.   

Funded by CIC logo English.jpg ​​​