ICAS exam


The International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) has been designated by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship as an agency authorized to provide educational credential assessment services to individuals applying for immigration to Canada.

ICAS is a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada, committed to the highest standards in credential assessment services.

They are also an approved provider of credential assessment services for individuals applying to colleges in Ontario.

The Canadian Immigration Assessment Package will help you understand how the education you completed compared to the education system in Canada. Once in Canada, the report can be used when looking for employment or
applying for admission to education programs.

Credential Evaluation

Evaluates credentials from secondary school, post-secondary school and technical qualifications. Their reports describe the education you did outside of Canada and compare it to education you can get in Canada.

The average processing time for the Canadian Immigration Assessment Package is approximately 30 weeks from the date on which all required documentation is received in their office.

Application Procedure

Select the type of report you need.

Complete the online application form here, or contact them here to obtain the paper application package.

Print your confirmation e-mail. This e-mail contains a form that you must sign and send to ICAS with your documents. Please note that both the application form and document submission form must be signed by you, the applicant.

Send all required documents to ICAS by mail or courier. Documents may not be submitted in person.

Required Documents by ICAS

(a) Secondary School

School Certificate issued by the West African Examination Council or the Nigerian Examination Council examinations

Note: The results submitted must be issued by the examining body and not the secondary school.

For applicants who completed WAEC exams in 1991 or later, and for all NECO examinations, these results must be verified on-line by ICAS. To permit access to WAEC/NECO results,please provide the following:

(i) WAEC 

  • Certificate issued by WAEC
  • Examination Number
  • Examination year
  • Examination type and month
  • Card serial number (on the reverse side of the scratch card)
  • 10 digit Personal Identification Number (PIN)

(ii) NECO

  • Certificate issued by NECO
  • Registration number
  • Examination type and month
  • Examination year
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN)

(b) Post Secondary

  • Diploma
  • Transcript of study sent directly to ICAS
  • by the institution


You can track the progress of your assessment online. You will need your date of birth and ICAS File Number to log in. Please note that the file status does not contain any personal information and cannot be used to update your application or add services.