Your educational credentials must be reviewed by an approved body before you may immigrate to Canada. One of the authorized companies that offers credential evaluations for immigration to Canada is World Education Services (WES).
For the purpose of reviewing and approving Indian universities, WES makes reference to recognized Indian organizations such as the University Grants Commission (UGC), the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and other governmental organisations.
For many Indians wanting a better standard of living, career opportunities, and a secure future abroad, immigrating to Canada is a dream. The evaluation and verification of your Indian academic credentials, however, is a crucial stage in the immigration procedure.
International academic credentials are evaluated in line with Canadian requirements by World Education Services (WES), a reputable service trusted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Many immigration procedures, including Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Programs, require a WES credential evaluation report.
Indian Universities Approved List
The following is a list of significant Indian colleges approved by WES for immigration:
Uttar Pradesh Universities List
- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- University of Lucknow
- Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
- Allahabad University, Prayagraj
Rajasthan Universities List
- University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
- Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
Gujarat Universities List
- Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
- Sardar Patel University, Anand
- Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Karnataka Universities List
- Bangalore University
- Kuvempu University, Shivamogga
- Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi
- Karnataka University, Dharwad
Kerala Universities List
- University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
- Cochin University of Science and Technology
- Calicut University, Kozhikode
Tamil Nadu Universities List
- University of Madras, Chennai
- Anna University, Chennai
- Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
Telangana Universities List
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
West Bengal Universities List
- University of Calcutta
- Jadavpur University, Kolkata
- Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
Madhya Pradesh Universities List
- Vikram University, Ujjain
- Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur
- Devi Ahilya University, Indore
Uttarakhand Universities List
- HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar
- Kumaun University, Nainital
Assam Universities List
- Gauhati University, Guwahati
- Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
Odisha Universities List
- Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
- Sambalpur University, Sambalpur
Chhattisgarh Universities List
- Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
- Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur
Jharkhand Universities List
- Ranchi University, Ranchi
- Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh
Other Universities List
- North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
- Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
- Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
- Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
- Goa University
The subsequent steps are part of the WES credential verification process:
- Using the WES portal to submit an application and make a payment
- Delivering the necessary documentation, such as diplomas, grade reports, transcripts, course descriptions, etc.
- Obtaining certification or attestation of academic documents from the proper authorities
- Sending certified copies via courier to WES Canada
- WES checks the legitimacy of documents with the awarding institutions directly.
- Academic professionals and subject specialists carry out the evaluation.
- Within 1-2 weeks, WES issues assessment report.
- On the WES site, you can access the report online.
- The applicant also receives a hard copy of the report via mail.
- Applications for immigration and admission to universities can both use the WES report.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a WES examination necessary for immigration to Canada?
Yes, WES credential examination is necessary to verify your foreign degrees in accordance with Canadian norms. The majority of immigration pathways require it.
How can I apply to WES Canada?
Create an account on www.wes.org, submit your application there, pay the required costs, and then deliver your supporting documents and WES reference number via courier. It takes 1-2 weeks to complete.
What paperwork is required for WES Canada?
You must submit certified copies of all of your academic credentials, including diplomas, transcripts, mark sheets, and degrees. Before forwarding them to WES, have them authenticated by a government-approved organization.
How long does it take for WES to process credentials?
When WES receives all the necessary documentation, review is typically finished in 7 days. The entire procedure lasts about two weeks.
Which colleges are on WES’s “black list”?
WES doesn’t make a public blacklist available. However, during verification, universities that are not UGC/AICTE-approved or that have accreditation difficulties may be highlighted. Inquire directly with WES about any university.
Is a 16-year education necessary for immigration to Canada?
Yes, completion of 16 years of formal education—12 years of school and 4 years of a bachelor’s degree—is necessary for immigration to Canada.
To demonstrate educational equivalency, applicants holding three-year Indian bachelor’s degrees must have their credentials examined by WES.
Is WES necessary to obtain a study permit for Canada?
If you have international qualifications, a WES evaluation may be necessary when applying for a study permit. It assists in demonstrating that you satisfy the Canadian university’s entrance requirements.