International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

The Government of Alberta is committed to improving foreign qualifications recognition. Our International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) assesses international educational credentials and compares them to educational standards in Canada. IQAS is mandated to promote the fair recognition of education received outside of Canada. IQAS Assessments are designed to increase access and entry to: the job market, educational institutions and professional regulatory organizations. There are three types of assessments and the process is detailed.

To find out more information on how you can apply for an IQAS educational assessment, please visit the apply now page.

As of September 2014, the processing time is approximately four months. Please note that times may vary based on the volume of applications that IQAS receives.

At this time the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) does not provide assessments of academic credentials for immigration purposes. If you are applying to the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) please visit the CIC website for information on how to proceed with an application to immigrate to Canada.

Created: 2000-10-07
Modified: 2014-09-08
PID: 4512