Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Site: Guelph

Service: Integration-Foreign Credentials Referral Office

Public Comments **Guelph office provides walk-in service only**
Contact Information
Alternate Name FCRO ; I-FCRO ; IRCC
Former Name CIC ; Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Office Phone Foreign Credentials Referral Office 1-888-854-1805  
IRCC Client Support Centre (in Canada only) 1-888-242-2100
TTY Phone IRCC Client Support Centre (Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm local time) 1-888-576-8502 
General information (Canada only, Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm) 1-800-926-9105
Description (Site) Guelph-North West
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
Guelph Service Canada Centre
259 Woodlawn Rd W, Suite C
Guelph, ON N1H 8J1
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Intersection Silvercreek Parkway N and Woodlawn Rd W
Mailing Address Integration-Foreign Credentials Referral Office 
300 Slater St 
Ottawa, ON K1A 1L1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to assist internationally trained and educated individuals.
Description (Service) Services offered overseas and in Canada. Service Canada centres provide in-person services:  
* information on credential assessment  
* help to identify appropriate regulatory and assessment body  
* job-related information about specific occupations 
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA): mandatory requirement that Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) principal applicants have their non-Canadian education assessed against education standards in Canada by designated organizations. 
Designated organizations: Comparative Education Service, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies ; International Credential Assessment Service of Canada ; World Education Services ; International Qualifications Assessment Service ; International Credential Evaluation Service ; Medical Council of Canada (for those principal applicants who intend to apply with specialist physician or general practitioner / family physician as the primary occupation in the FSWP application) ; Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (assessment for pharmacists who must be licensed to practice) 
For regulated occupations, recognition of qualifications is determined by the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory body. Regulated professions set their own standards of practice that may vary from province to province. For non-regulated occupations, recognition is normally at the discretion of the employer. 
For general information on credential assessment see Get your credentials assessed in Canada 
For information on beginning the credential assessment process before leaving the home country, see  
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Hours Guelph Service Canada Centre Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
Foreign Credentials Referral Office (general inquiries) Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm ET 
IRCC Client Support Centre * automated service available Mon-Sun 24 hours * agents available Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility People with education, work experience or professional credentials received outside Canada who need to have their credentials assessed
Application Walk-in service
Languages English ; French
Fees Service
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Service Categories Foreign Educational Records Evaluations ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers