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WES - Wrong Assessment - Please help 

MSG
MSG
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Posted On: 5/26/2015
MSG
MSG
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Hi,

I am completely stressed and need help.

I intend to apply for immigration to Canada under the Express Entry system for which my NOC is in-demand. However, a wrong assessment of my qualifications by WES can completely ruin my future.

I have more than 15+ years of post-qualification experience in high-profile corporates, at senior management positions.

My qualifications (from India) are from a leading University:
Bachelors in Science: 3 years, full-time, and
Masters in Science: 2 years, full-time

As per the free online assessment on the WES Canada website, my qualifications are assessed to a Bachelors degree (4 years) + 1 year graduate study (not a Masters).

THIS IS SO VERY WRONG AND INCORRECT.

I have compared my M.Sc. degree with the same degree offered by Canadian Colleges/Universities, even the subjects are the same, 2 years degree program, project/thesis, etc

So why is my M.Sc. degree reduced to a '1 year graduate study' BUT a M.Sc. from a Canadian college is considered to be a Masters degree?

I got admission for M.Sc. at the Department on the University campus (which is a premier place to study for an M.Sc.) after being selected through a National All India selection process. It was not easy

The course, curriculum and technical research offered directly by the Department, University campus where I studied is far superior than the regular M.Sc. programs offered by colleges in India.

I am afraid to get my qualifications assessed by WES. Also, from what I have read, WES Canada is not people-friendly, they do not have customer support to provide advice.

If I proceed with getting my qualifications assessed by WES Canada (based on this wrong online assessment) then the number of points for immigration is reduced due to which I am unable to apply under FSW although my skills/work experience are in demand in Canada.

I have not yet sent my transcripts/degrees to WES. Please advise what other documents and explanations I should provide so that WES Canada does NOT give a standard (ONE-DEGREE-ONE STANDARD WRONG ASSESSMENT of my qualifications. In effect, this is ruining my opportunity to immigrate to Canada.

btw the same qualifications on the counter WES USA website gives me a Masters degree assessment. How can WES assess my qualifications differently for the US and Canada?

Also, I turned down opportunities to do a PhD after my M.Sc.degree at top research institutes which have international partnerships. None of these research institutes would have accepted me for a PhD program if my M.Sc. degree is as worthless as deemed by WES Canada.

Is CES Toronto better qualified/more competent/more knowledgeable in assessing Indian qualifications than WES?


Do let me know what supporting documents I should provide even from the University Chancellor and the University Department so that WES does not assess my qualifications wrongly

Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks so much
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MelM
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Posted On: 5/26/2015
MelM
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Your WES assessment is most likely correct based on the information you have provided. Keep in mind that your qualifications are being assessed based on what the equivalent education would be in Canada.

In Canada, Bachelor degrees are 4 years (not 3). For this reason it's actually quite common for Master's degrees from India to not be counted as a separate / complete degree. Having said that, you can certainly ask WES for a reassesment. Before you do that, I would recommend you search a few more forums on the web to see how others with similar degrees have been evaluated by WES.

Based on how your education has been assessed today, you will recieved points under Express Entry for the completed Bachelor degree. Unfortunately you won't receive any points for the one year of graduate study.

Hope this helps.
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Himanisharma
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Posted On: 6/24/2017
Himanisharma
Himanisharma
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I did Bachelor of science in nursing (4 year) full time and masters of arts in psychology (2 year) via distance education.

Please tell me, whether my education degrees will be considered as bachelor only or equivalent to masters in Canada?
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Joey
Joey
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Posted On: 7/28/2017
Joey
Joey
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Hi,

Please advise:

1) How would WES Canada assess a 6 months diploma which is done after graduation(full time 3 years). Would it be equivalent to a completed post secondary education in Canada?
2) How will a ONE YEAR PG diploma from Pune University be evaluated? Would it be equivalent to a completed post secondary education in Canada?
3) Can I claim points under "Two or more certificates,diplomas or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years." as show in the CRS calculator with the above listed qualifications.

Any help/suggestion would be highly appreciated.
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Posted On: 8/6/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you any definitive responses regarding their internal processes.

You will have to contact them directly.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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