What credential should I get assessed for immigration purposes?
Usually, you should choose the highest level degree, diploma or certificate (or combination) that will award you the most points.
For example, you would get more points for an ECA report that shows you have a Canadian equivalent of a master’s degree than for one that shows you have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree.
But, if you have more than one degree or diploma (if the highest is at least at a bachelor’s level), you will get more points than a single bachelor’s degree.
For example, you hold
- a Bachelor’s degree and a diploma or certificate or
- two Bachelor’s degrees
In this case, you need to get an ECA for each credential to get the maximum points.
Find out more about getting your education assessed.
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