IQAS Process-time, Documentation,Cost and Comparison Table

IQAS: Process time, Documentation, Cost and Comparison Table

Understand the essential requirements to get an ECA report from the IRCC-recognized IQAS - Your first step towards Canada Immigration.     

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IQAS is the Canadian Government Body that performs the ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) for all of Canada’s Immigration Programs. It is headquartered in Alberta.

It provides detailed guides for major countries that want to create a foreign-balance in the migration process with Canada. 

This article will give you an in-depth look into the functions and credibility factors of the IQAS.

What is the IQAS?

IQAS or the International Qualifications Assessment Service is an elaborate Guiding and Assessment Body for countries of all socio-economic standards with the highest immigration density to Canada.

The recognition offered by this body is valid all over Canada.

Why is India a Major Preference by The IQAS?

In 2019, The Federal Republic Of India accounted for 1/4th of the total immigration to Canada. Also, today The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to more than 500,000 Indo-Canadians.

India has a 3 division schooling system of 12 years:

  1. 8 years of elementary education.
  2. 2 years of high school education. (9th and 10th std)
  3. 2 years of pre-university education. (11th and 12th std)

The examinations for all of these divisions are verified by recognized central or state government bodies.

This ensures that the reports that are submitted to the IQAS are pre-verified by Indian Assessing Bodies.

Find out what your Degree can do

Did you know that Indian MBA Degrees are given immense importance by The IQAS?

Have a look at the table below to know more:

Degree or Certificate

Documents Required

Length of Study

IQAS Standard

10th Standard

Result Certificates till 9th Standard

2 years

Completion of 10th Standard.

12th Standard

10th Result Certificate

2 years

Completion of 12th Standard.

Diploma Degree

10th Result Certificate, 12th Result Certificate

2-3 years

Completion of a diploma course with good academic records.

Bachelor’s Degree

Higher Secondary School Certificate (12 years)

3-4 years

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.

Master’s Degree

3 years/4 years Bachelor’s Degree

2-3 years

Completion of a Master’s Degree from a recognized University.

MBA or Executive MBA

3 years Bachelor’s Degree

3 years

Completion of a specialized Master’s Degree in Business. Administration

Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.)

Master’s Degree, LOR, Experience Letter, Rank Card

3 years (Minimum)

Completion of a Ph.D. Degree with at least 2 published papers in recognized journals.

How to apply for IQAS ECA?

Follow these 5 steps:

Step 1: Check your eligibility for the program.

Step 2: Keep all the necessary documents ready.

Step 3: Fill the IQAS Form online.

Step 4: Complete the application process online.

Step 5: Send all your documents by post to the IQAS Head Office.

How much time does it take to complete the assessment?

IQAS assesses profiles quicker than any other assessing body. It takes 6 weeks to complete the in-depth ECA of a candidate.

What is the Cost of IQAS ECA?

The ECA done by the IQAS is less expensive than other bodies.

It costs CAD220 or INR12,478.

What is the Validity Period for IQAS?

For your Express Entry Profile, if you get your Educational Credential Assessment done by IQAS, it will remain valid for 5 years.

The IQAS Form essentials for Indians

  • The official name of the credential (For e.g. “Secondary School Examination 2013-2014”)
  • English Translated Reports
  • Date of Issue of the reports
  • Issuing Body Name
  • Admission Requirements of the chosen program
  • Program Information
  • IQAS Comparison of the credentials

Recognized Indian Government Assessment Bodies by the UNESCO

  • CBSE: The Central Board of Secondary Education
  • NCERT: National Council of Educational Research and Training
  • AICTE: All India Council for Technical Education
  • CIVE: Central Institute of Vocational Education
  • IGNOU: Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • NOS: National Institute of Open Schooling
  • NIEPA: National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration
  • NCTE: The National Council for Teacher Education
  • UGC: University Grants Commission
  • NIC: National Information Centre

Latest updates on Canada Immigration 2021

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) announced the latest migrant targets for the upcoming years 2021, 2022 and 2023:

  • 401,000 Permanent Residence in 2021
  • 411,000 Permanent Residence in 2022
  • 421,000 Permanent Residence in 2023
  • In October 2020, Canada added 84,000 jobs for immigrants.
  • Ontario Province is inviting 443 Express Entry Candidates. So, check your CRS score right away.
  • You can now get a job in the Quebec Region directly.
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What are the latest health precautions for migrating to Canada?

COVID-19 has caused stricter health regulations in Canada.

Hence, you must mandatorily get a COVID-19 RT PCR Test done prior to your travel to Canada.

With a negative test result and a health certificate, when you land in Canada, you will have to be in self-isolation for 14 days. Post which you can go about your daily-routine in Canada.

Canadian Authorities will provide you with free healthcare for any severe health complications. However, you must complete all your documentation and visa filing processes before availing this benefit.

You can download this PDF to know more.

Countries that IQAS Provides Guides For

  • Cameroon
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Former USSR
  • France
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Syria
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Justin Trudeau and India

Justin Trudeau’s visit to India in 2018 was an immense success. There were visits to the Taj Mahal and other Historical Monuments of India. Progressive discussions on human rights with Indian Diplomats and the Prime Minister were the highlight of the visit.

Did you know that 4 of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Cabinet Members are Indo-Canadians?

Navdeep Singh Bains, Harjit Singh Sajjan, Bardish Chagger, and Anita Anand.

“...If a student studies in Canada, he or she is more likely to land a well-paying job and settle down in the country. This is the primary reason for the numbers going up..”- Karan Gupta, from Canada, told the Times of India.

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