When applying for a job, for school or for a professional licence, you need to know how your academic credentials (that is, the diploma or degree you received in another country) compare to Canadian education standards.
For this purpose there are government-approved credential assessment agencies in Canada.
However, many regulated health professions have their own assessment processes. It is important to check first with the regulatory authority of a specific profession about their requirements before you get an assessment done.
Please visit the profession-specific section for more information.