Citizenship and Immigration Canada Designates World Education Services to Provide Educational Credential Assessments Under Federal Skilled Worker Program

NEW YORK, NY–(Apr 18, 2013) –  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has designated World Education Services Canada (WES Canada) as a provider of educational credential assessments (ECA) for applicants applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) for immigration.

A WES credential assessment verifies the authenticity of academic documents and provides a statement of equivalency for each degree in terms of the Canadian education system. WES also offers a free interactive degree equivalency tool that shows how university degrees earned in other countries compare to Canadian degrees. This information helps the user determine eligibility for immigration, employment, or higher education.

“We are very happy to have been selected by CIC to provide assessments for prospective immigrants under the new Federal Skilled Worker Program,” said Mariam Assefa, executive director of World Education Services. “We look forward to helping newcomers get recognition for their education prior to arrival in Canada so that they have better access to professional opportunities that match their background when they land,” she continued.

WES has nearly 40 years of experience in international credential assessment and the tools to help newcomers from any country gain recognition for their academic qualifications. For more information about WES and to apply for a credential assessment, visit our website.

About WESWorld Education Services, Inc. is the largest non-profit credential evaluation service in North America and a leading provider of research on student mobility, international enrollment management, and transnational education. WES maintains offices in New York and Toronto. The organization is dedicated to helping people with international education achieve their educational and professional goals by evaluating and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications. WES has delivered credential evaluation reports to more than 750,000 individuals and over 2,500 educational, professional, and governmental institutions worldwide.

About the CIC Federal Skilled Worker Program: For more information, please visit the CIC website.