My wife has B.Tech and M.E.In your answer I get that we need to get ECA only for her masters.But do we need to get transcript from her Indian University for both Bachelors and Masters or only Masters will be enough?
This is what WES says on their required documents page.
For applicants submitting a Master’s Degree or PGDip (12+3+2) for evaluation. For all applicants submitting a Master’s Degree or PGDip earned on top of a three-year Bachelor’s Degree (12+3+2), you must also provide your Bachelor’s degree documents. WES cannot complete an evaluation without these documents.
Also for Mumbai, Goa and Gujart universities there are some specific instructions.
You need highest degree evaluated (either from WES or any designated agency) to get maximum points.
If your spouse is “accompanying” you on PR (meaning she gets PR same time you do), then not having her highest education evaluated will reduce your points, whereas having an ECA for spouse will likely increase your points. Usually people report having lost 10 points or so.
Thanks for the quick response Anshul! We’re thinking of applying to EE together without getting my wife’s degrees evaluated. If we get an invitation to apply and subsequently get a PR, my wife’s unevaluated degrees should not cause her to lose any employment opportunities, right? She has 7 years of IT work experience from India, and we were hoping that it could help her both in CIC and when trying to find a job in Canada.
As @avj mentioned, the job search will not be affected by your PR application’s educational evaluation. Since your wife has a Master’s degree, it might actually be beneficial for you to get her degree evaluated as well before submitting your profile as you will get additional points, especially if your CRS score is close to or less than the recent cutoff scores. Check the difference in points in the CRS calculator when you add her experience and without it.
Our current CRS score without my wife’s degree evaluation seems to be 470. Since this is higher than most recent CRS scores and it’s going to be quite a hassle getting her Indian Bachelors and Masters degrees verified (both from Govt. universities), we are thinking of applying without her degree verification. I have heard that the actual CRS score can be lesser than what you estimate, so will need to verify what our actual CRS ends up being.
Hi Anshul, yes I selected that she’s accompanying me and for her education I selected ‘None’. She has taken IELTS and got an overall 7, which I selected too. I’m using the following link for evaluating my CRS score: