To learn more about the comparative evaluation
To issue an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec (comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec), the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion uses the common framework for evaluating diplomas applied by all members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada. Specifically, it refers to the General Guiding Principles for Good Practice in the Assessment of Foreign Credentials, which is modeled on the 1997 Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (UNESCO1/Council of Europe). These principles are designed to ensure an objective and fair evaluation based on a rigorous and coherent procedure and identical requirements for all.
Steps in processing a request for a comparative evaluation
Priority processing of a request for a comparative evaluation accelerates the analysis of a file. It is suspended as soon as a more in-depth search is required, for instance, when an information search must be done outside Québec.
To be eligible for priority processing, the file submitted for review must be complete and accompanied by a letter from an employer, a local employment centre (CLE) or a regulatory body (organization governing the profession or trade you wish to practise in Québec). Depending on your situation, you must include one of the following documents with your request for a comparative evaluation:
If the letter requesting priority processing does not meet the above-mentioned requirements, the Ministère will not grant priority processing for your request for a comparative evaluation and you will not receive any notice to this effect.
We recommend that you request priority processing, if it applies to your situation, as soon as you submit your request for a comparative evaluation.
If you have already submitted a request for a comparative evaluation, you must wait to receive the letter confirming that your file has been opened before sending us your letter requesting priority processing. To avoid any further delays, please make sure to indicate your file number in your letter.
Power of attorney - Mandate to represent
The Privacy Act prohibits us from divulging information regarding your request without your authorization. If you wish to delegate someone to submit your request or to ensure follow-up of your file, you must include the form Power of attorney – Mandate with your request.
The security features of the comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec
The paper document on which the comparative evaluation is printed contains two security features: on the front, at the bottom of the page, two microprinted blue lines display the word IMMIGRATION in a continuous band; on the back, a repeating motif of fleurs de lys, printed in white ink, is visible in oblique view. We recommend that you ensure that the paper document displays all of these features.
Do you have questions about the results of your evaluation?
If you have any questions concerning the comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec, we invite you to contact the Centre de contacts clientèle (information service) of the Ministère. If questions remain, you may write to the Direction du courrier, de l’encaissement et de l’évaluation comparative. You must specify the reason for your question and the aspects of the evaluation that you wish to have clarified. You must also enclose a copy of the response letter from the Ministère.
Direction de l'enregistrement et de l'évaluation comparative
Note: After receiving the response from the Ministère to your request for a comparative evaluation, you have six months to send us your comments or questions on the subject. After this time period, your request for clarification will not be processed.
1The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is better known under its acronym UNESCO.