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Downgraded Credentials For Caregivers

What is it?

A downgraded credential is when the Canadian equivalency of an assessed credential is lower than the actual credential in the foreign jurisdiction.

Most common cases are some Bachelor's degree of four years from the Philippines and India which are downgraded into two or three years Canadian equivalency or lower. Take a look at the examples below:

What can you do? WES tends be stricter for South East Asian countries and some people find that other agencies such as IQAS, ICAS, and such are more considerate with the actual equivalency.  With that being said, it is a great alternative to have your credentials be assessed by other agencies.

Here are the lists:

  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
  • International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
  • Comparative Education Service (CES) at University of Toronto
  • International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

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