September 5, 2012

Credentials Assessment for Federal Skilled Worker Program Purposes

As of this writing, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is still in the process of selecting the official assessment body to do the credentials assessment for the purpose of Federal Skilled Worker Program applications.  As discussed on my previous post, New FSW Points System, education points would be awarded based on the equivalent Canadian educational credential and points would be redistributed in recognition of the credential’s relevance in the Canadian labor market.

The credentials assessment may take about 3 month, not factoring yet the surge in volume the assessment body may received.  It will definitely delay filing of your FSW application.  To save time, you may want to visit Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada website ( to get information about the process and the documents required and get it ready as early as now. 

Typically, you would be needing a certified true copy of your Diploma and Transcript of Records.  Get these documents ready so that as soon as the official assessment body is identified, you can send your application for credentials assessment immediately. There could be other documents to be required.   We will keep you posted.