What do I need to do to prepare to work?
You may need to have your qualifications assessed. The assessment determines how your qualifications compare to Canadian qualifications or to the standards for your occupation. Qualifications may include your education, training and work experience.
For more information on qualification assessment, contact your regulatory organization.
If you are looking for work in a non-regulated occupation, you may still find it helpful to have your educational qualifications assessed to show employers how your qualifications compare to Canadian qualifications. Sometimes an employer may ask you for this assessment. Here is a list of assessment services that can evaluate post-secondary education diplomas or degrees from other countries. They cannot evaluate work experience or training in the trades.
An assessment of your qualifications will take longer if you do not provide all the required documents in the way the organization requires. You may need to have your documents translated into English before they can be assessed. This will also take time.