Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot: Get your education assessed

Getting your education assessed

If you don’t have a completed Canadian one-year post-secondary education credential or higher, you must get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an approved organization.

An ECA is used to check that your completed foreign educational credential is valid and equal to a completed Canadian one-year post-secondary education credential or higher. This can be a degree, diploma, certificate or other proof of your education.

How to get an ECA

Choose a designated organization

You can get your assessment from any of these organizations:

Check the websites of the approved organizations or contact them directly to find out:

Apply for your assessment

Make sure you:

What your report means

Once you get your education assessed, the organization will give you an ECA report that will tell you if your foreign credentials are equal to a completed Canadian one-year post-secondary education credential or higher.

If your report shows that your completed foreign credential is equal to a completed Canadian one-year post-secondary education credential or higher, you can apply through the home child care provider or home support worker pilot.

What to include in your application

In your application, include:

Make sure to keep a copy of the report for your records and future use.

Your ECA report must:

We’ll check any ECA report submitted with an application with the organization that produced the report.

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