Only an organization or a professional body that has been authorized by IRCC can do the assessment. They are:
Most Canadian immigration candidates choose World Education Services (WES) as their designated ECA organization because they are the fastest and one of the cheapest.
An ECA is valid for a period of 5 years from the date it was issued and must still be valid when you submit your Express Entry profile and application for permanent residence
How much does an ECA cost?
For most, the cost of an ECA is roughly $200 (Canadian Dollars) plus the cost to have it delivered:
Designated ECA Organization
Delivery costs depend on how you would like your ECA to be sent, with courier delivery being the most expensive.
The fees for an ECA report and the length of time to get one vary and can change without notice.
To illustrate the process of getting an ECA, we will use WES as our example.