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B.H.M.S degree validity

Dear Dr. Saajan,

I have completed my BHMS from MUHS in 2009. My husband is the primary applicant and currently our CRS score is 462. After I applied for the ECA at WES, I read on several forums that WES does not provide BHMS any Canadian education equivalence and that put us in a shock.

I have just joined this forum and read your post about WES considering BHMS and that is great news. My WES ECA is going to be completed by December 2nd.

With your successful ECA from WES, are you considered as a bachelor’s degree holder in the express entry system? If not, please let me know what education level you stand in the express entry system. And, should I as a BHMS bachelor’s degree holder also remain hopeful to receive a similar Canadian Equivalency Summary?

Please do revert as soon as possible; I hope you can understand how crucial my ECA is going to be in our case. If I am considered as a bachelor’s degree holder, our score will be 470 and for sure that will get us an ITA.

The WES had written under my credentials as “4 years of post secondary education with a focus in homeopathic medicine and surgery” which as per immigration lawyers is not a proper definition as they dint used the word BACHELORS anywhere,and i had mailed WES as well about this and they had replied by saying that “since Canadian education system doesn’t have any homeopathic degree or certificate course in their curriculum therefore WES cant compare it to a bachelor degree in canada(or they cant use the word BACHELOR), so i went on with the IQAS to do my credentials, and it took 5 months time peroid(date of submission of transcripts 31 may 2019 and credential certificate recieved on 6th nov 2019) and great news IQAS did my credentials and replied with a positive ECA with proper mention " canadian equivalency to a bachelor’s degree in homeopathic medicne and surgery” so yeah IQAS is the real deal, best wishes

Thanks Dr. Sajan.

According to your immigration lawyer, if not as a bachelors degree holder, are you able to claim any points in the express entry system with whatever ECA you received from the WES?

Lastly, is it possible for you to upload your complete WES ECA report (you can shade your personal information)?; I would like to check with our lawyer for my case. Since I am not a primary applicant, having a bachelor’s degree is not mandatory for me and if I get a similar ECA as yours from WES and if that fetches me any points ranging in between that of 12th standard and a bachelor’s degree, it would still help us a lot.

And congratulations for your IQAS ECA.

Thanks Dr. Saajan.

  1. On your WES ECA report, under the CREDENTIAL ANALYSIS of BHMS, is there any remark such as “The credential is not comparable to a completed Canadian education credential”?

  2. According to your immigration lawyer, if not as a bachelors degree holder, are you able to claim any points in the express entry system with whatever ECA you received from the WES?

  3. Lastly, is it possible for you to upload your complete WES ECA report (you can shade your personal information)?; I want to check with our lawyer for my case. Since I am not a primary applicant, having a bachelor’s degree is not mandatory for me and if I get a similar ECA as yours from WES and if that fetches me any points ranging in between that of 12th standard and a bachelor’s degree, it would still help us a lot.

And congratulations for on your IQAS ECA.

you may whatsaap me on 09872355068 , will share there.

Happy to hear that IQAS is recognising bhms, I completed bhms from NTR university please let me know if NTR university is listed under WES

Hi all,

This is my first message in this community. I did my BHMS from University of Kerala and MD (Homoeopathy) in Organon of Medicine from West Bengal University of Health Sciences. I submitted my documents and transcripts to IQAS in September 2019 and received my ECA today. According to IQAS, BHMS is equivalent to Bachelor’s in Canada. However, no equivalency was mentioned for MD (Homoeopathy), presumably because there is no equivalent for it in Canada. This is my ECA from IQAS -

Hi Guys! Has anyone got education an evaluation equivalent to masters in homeopathy for their BHMS and MD Degrees from any agency for Canada?
Thank you.

hello dr satnam singh. i’m Dr Anshu bhalla. i completed BAMS from Guru Ravidas Ayurvedic University in 2016. Doctor could u please let me know about the procedure of getting univ. transcripts from university ? and do they do the translations of subjects in english ? and what are the the courses bams graduate can opt to take in canada

Hello everyone
I completed BHMS from Gujarat. Does BHMS equivalent to Canadian degree according WES evaluation??? If anyone knows please let me know.
Thank you

Hi Nisha
I want to know about BHMS evaluation. How much time IQAS will take for degree evaluation? Did you tried with WES or not? I want my educational credentials for immigration purpose. Please let me know. I will appreciate your help.
Thank you

IQAS replied that there is no equivalent for MD (Homoeopathy) in Canada due to which they cannot give masters equivalent.

In a reply to another forum on the same topic, someone replied that WES gives an equivalent of ‘4 years of post-secondary education’ instead of ‘Bachelors’ for BHMS degrees. Because of that, I applied for evaluation by IQAS and not WES.

I did not try with WES. After all my documents were submitted to IQAS, it took around 5 months to receive my ECA. It was for immigration purposes.

hi, are you primary applicant??

hello dr saajan , are you a primary applicant or secondary? I am primary applicant with BHMS.

hello puneet, i am also BHMS. Are you primary applicant or secondary ? Are you sure BHMS will be given PR if they successfully complete all the process of EE?? Do u know any one with NOC 3232 who got PR??

hello , i am also BHMS. Are you primary applicant or secondary ? Are you sure BHMS will be given PR if they successfully complete all the process of EE?? Do u know any one with NOC 3232 who got PR??

hello , i am also BAMS. Are you primary applicant or secondary ? Are you sure BAMS will be given PR if they successfully complete all the process of EE?? Do u know any one with NOC 3232 who got PR??

Continuing the discussion from B.H.M.S degree validity:

Hello everyone,

For BHMS evaluation through IQAS, is it mandatory to send a transcript by university only? I have a transcript in a sealed envelope with stamp and signed by university authority, which i issued in 2018. If i send it from myself, will IQAS accept that?