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  1. Part 1 - Getting everything ready! WES, PCC, IELTS Our journey started in May 2020 during lockdown. Myself (28) my wife (28) and my son (1) made our decision to make a move, at first, we decided on Australia, but due to the difficulty in applying and cost, it never sat completely well with us. We just kept on reading and talking without actually doing anything. But through our research, especially in regards to my wife’s occupation, we came across possible opportunities for her in Canada. We started reading and watching as much as we could, and something about Canada just sat well with us. The process cost was a lot cheaper than Australia, and the process simpler. So, in just two weeks of starting we decided to start our process by ourselves. The following steps are as thorough as possible to help others in the future. We decided that we would pay extra wherever we could to make things move along, for example, DocAssist etc. in order to reduce stress somewhat and perhaps make things as quick as possible. I will add in the steps as we go along. I hope you enjoy! Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) - 2 Adults We decided to start with his step due to possible delays in getting them granted, and rather get them out the way first thing. I contacted PostNet Pretoria in regards to their assistance, and they sent an email with all the steps and costs in this regard. This is how our process went: Printed out form SAPS 91(a) and went to Durban North Police Station bright and early at 8 when the lady started work, paid our R300 (R150 per applicant) to the cashier and received a receipt, took our fingerprints on the form and took back both the completed set of prints and receipts. In and out in 30 min. Printed out the Application for Police Clearance Certificate and filled out all info. Made certified copies of both ID’s, and marriage certificate and scanned all above documents. Dropped off the following at PostNet for courier to Pretoria PostNet, Cost R113: • Original form 91(a) • Application: Police Clearance Certificate • Certified ID’s and Marriage Certificate • Receipt of Payment for PCC Timeline: 1/07/2020 - Did fingerprints and couriered to Pretoria 20/07/2020 – Email to say our certificates are ready to be sent back. 28/07/2020 – Collected from PostNet Total Cost: R1 213 Application - R300 Courier to Pretoria - R113 PostNet Pretoria Fees - R800 IELTS: 2 July 2020: We were both really nervous for the English tests, due to the extreme difference in possible points if it goes bad, plus the cost of R4 429 per test. But this was the first real step in making this all come true. So, I hopped on to the IELTS website and booked my wife’s test for the following month (8 August) and made payment. I then went to book a test for myself, but there were no more dates available for August. Now I generally like to get things done as quick as possible, so my first instinct was to book in JHB and catch a flight for the day for early August, but my wife convinced me to rather book in September in Durban, and save a possible flight if one of us needs to redo the test at short notice (smart lady I married). In the end both tests booked: • Wife: 08 August 2020 (Cancelled Due to Covid) • Myself: 12 September 2020 Little did I know how frustrating IELTS would become, 1 week before my wifes exam, the dreaded email arrives, cancelling her exam until a still to be announced future date. At this point you become frustrated, because form here on out, every week lost is another week added to the process, and the question of draws and points and limits start to play on your mind. The communication from the British Council was poor at best. No updates, the same generic answers to your queries, you feel like you are left in a void, just waiting for them to grace you with their decisions. 2 days before my exam, I receive an email to rebook my exam. At literal lightning pace, I follow the link and am relieved to find a new date in Durban the following week, so I was able to rebook for both my wife and myself for the 17th September, and at the end of the day only 5 days lost through the whole ordeal, not bad in hindsight. Total Cost: R8 858 2 x Tests - R4 429 each. Results: Reading Listening Writing Speaking Overall Wife 8.0 9.0 8.0 8.5 8.5 Myself 8.0 8.5 7.5 9.0 8.5 As you can see from above, unfortunately there is now clear proof that my wife listens better than I do, and that I speak too much. However, we were both ecstatic with our results, knowing that we now had guaranteed our points were going to be enough for the next draws. We received our provisional results on our IELTS profile on the 9th October, but had to wait until the 19thbefore we got our couriered results. You have to wait to get the TRF as you need the certificate number and date of results on the certificate in order to submit your EE application. WES Assessment: Next on our list was applying for our ECA through WES. We decided to get both my wife’s education assessed as well as mine in order to get maximum points. Wife’s Assessment: • Bachelor of Arts (UNISA) The easiest way of getting the official stamped transcripts from UNISA was to go to our local UNISA office, for us that is Bram Fischer Road in Durban. They would put them in a sealed envelope, stamp and sign the seal and I would then send them to WES. However, due to lockdown, no UNISA offices in Durban were open, so we had to do it the hard way. I managed to track down an email address for someone at UNISA who knew about WES and their requirements etc. and WES had instituted a process whereby they were accepting digital documents, as long as they came from the University directly. He was immensely helpful, replied to my initial query at 7AM with exactly what we needed to send to him, which consisted of: • Completed WES form (WES Provides) • Copy of Degree Certificate Received an email back at 7PM Friday Night letting us know that our documents had been sent to WES. Timeline – Enquiry 7am 10 July Documents sent 7pm 10 July WES Confirmed receipt and acceptance 14 July. Completed Evaluation – 21 July If I hadn’t found this gents email, we would still be floundering around with UNISA until their offices reopened. • Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) (UKZN) • Master of Social Science (Health Promotions) (UKZN) UKZN tended to be more difficult, due to their alumni offices being closed due to lockdown. However, we tried our luck and sent off an email with the WES forms attached and hoped for the best. 2 days later we received an email back from UKZN informing us they had digitally sent off the transcripts. My Assessment: • Bachelor of Law (UNISA) See above, followed the same process as my wife’s application. Cost: UKZN Transcripts x 2 - R140 UNISA Transcripts x 2 - Free Courier to WES – No cost, all digitally sent. ECA Assessment WES x2 - R2 976,44 each (230 CAD) = R5 952,88 Total Cost – R6 092,88 Total Cost: R16 163,88
  2. Hi, Is anyone having issues uploading your DEGREE certificates to WES. I have my originals and have scanned them but receiving a different error each time. I tried different browsers, changed scanners, formats, used different computers, tried using the APP and it all fails. Please can anyone help? I have tried calling and no one answers, just kept on hold. Thanks.
  3. Delenedv

    WES Evaluation

    Can someone help with which WES Assessment we should request. Is it the Course by Course or Evaluation for Immigration? Reason for my question, we would like to join professional bodies once we are in Canada (for a CPA and Industrial engineer). According to the board for industrial engineers in Saskatchewan, they need the Course by course evaluation. Can this Course BY course evaluation be used for EE as well?
  4. YolandeSchuld

    WES evaluation of CATHSSETA Diploma

    Good day everyone I am currently in the process of getting all my qualifications evaluated by WES and one of my qualifications is a National Diploma in Service Management (SAQA ID 20414) that I obtained at Capital Hotel School and Training Academy in 2010.I haven't worked in this field of study as I did my degree directly after.I have read through all the forums and I have also searched endlessly online and I think I know the answer to my question but I would love some confirmation. This National Diploma's primary or delegated quality assurance functionary is CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority ).After I saw that they are not currently an accredited provider of the National Diploma in Service Management on the registered qualification page on the SAQA website and also inquiring as to whether or not Capital Hotel School is registered at the Department of Higher Education and the response was that they are not and their application is still in progress.I am quite concerned that they would not be a recognized institution at WES. I have also been getting very vague responses from them with regards to my academic transcripts and this was their one response when I asked them for it " Firstly, I need to ensure that I have what is requested, as we do not keep information for longer that 5 years, as per our accreditation bodies requirements." I went to their campus today as I could only get off from work this morning and they told me that they can't help me and that they will try and accommodate me on the 4th of February.I was already unsure about submitting this qualification to WES but after today I am even more unsure and I just don't want to waste precious time trying to get these documents from them. Deep down I know that WES will not evaluate it,especially after reading more about SETA qualifications/trade qualifications on these forums,but for some reason I just cant get rid of the feeling that maybe it will count for something and I just would just like confirmation. Can someone please help my confused brain out?
  5. CharleneK

    Tuks transcripts via MIE timeline

    I submitted a request for my University of Pretoria academic transcripts (to be sent to WES) to Management Integrity Solutions (MIE) on 10 December 2018. It took 6 emails, a few faxes and a couple of rants before they confirmed receipt of my request and the funds. On average, how long after MIE confirms payment do the transcripts arrive at WES? I am trying to enrol in a Masters Degree through distance learning in New Orleans from Canada, and I never thought I'd be dealing with MIE or WES 22 years after immigrating....
  6. hi, I just did my WES registration and now need to submit my 'Academic Records Request Form' to the US. The email address for Student Records ( is, I doubt that my request will get to the right person as it is a generic admin address. Does anyone know of another email adress I can use? Thanks, Pieter
  7. Hi there, I've enrolled at USB for 2019 to do my Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Leadership Development in order to get more points for our EE profile. The course is highly recommended in SA, but is very pricey. On the USB website is states that USB is internationally accredited and therefore I would assume that the WES will assess my qualification on completion of my studies. My concern is regarding a post that I saw today stating that WES does not consider such courses as post graduate. Another individual wishing to immigrate posted that his similar qualification from GIBS were declined by WES, eventhough GIBS is an accredited institute / business school, affiliated with University of Pretoria. Has anyone perhaps completed studies at USB and received WES accreditation? I'm desperate to find an answer as I can't continue with the studies if it won't help with our EE points. The USB course is extremely expensive and I need to know whether it will be worth the money and effort.
  8. Good day I'm hoping to get some info and any tips experienced when submitting qualifications to WES. Both my husband and I submitted all our certifications and transcripts to WES. First they acknowledged receipt of all my documents, but for my husband they said that we did not submit 2 of his certifications even though we checked, double and even triple checked that everything was included in the envelope. I have a Diploma as well as a Bachelors Degree, however now they are asking me for the prerequisites for my diploma, which is essentially my matric Certificate. Has anyone experienced the same issue with them, as the department of Education only gives you a single certificate with your symbols and on it. Do I now have to submit my matric certificate? Also WES seems very delayed, their website says that the report will be completed 20 days from the date they receive all your documentation, but it has now been almost 3 months, and they just keep requesting new docs, and saying they didn't receive docs that we know we sent. When you send queries via their website, they provide generic responses 5-6 days later and its not even related to the query that you have made. For those who have been through the WES process what was the turn around time for getting your final report, and is there a better verification agency to use?
  9. iTee23

    WES Evaluation Issues

    Hello Guys, Apologies for the long post but I am in a bit of fix. I've been in the pool for almost 1 year now, and been stuck at 418. A few months ago, I was able to apply for the SINP, but as a part of the application, I needed a license to practice (NOC 2173). I applied to a licensing body who required a WES Course by Course Evaluation of my certificates. A little background - I had my initial WES Evaluation (Document by Document) done a few years ago, and I only evaluated my Degree Certificate, but I had a pre-degree Diploma certificate that I didn't evaluate (it was not required by WES then). Fast forward a few years, The Diploma was needed for the Course by Course evaluation - I submitted the transcript and certificate for this. WES then completed the course by course which showed that I could actually claim for 2 or more certificates for Express Entry which typically pushes my point up to 450 - this makes SINP nomination application unnecessary. The problem I have is this. I requested WES to update my initial Document by Document evaluation to include the Diploma certificate (as indicated in the Course by Course), paid for it and all. But unfortunately, they canceled the evaluation - And they had a strange reason - We have reviewed your documents and determined that they do not reflect additional study beyond what was included in the original evaluation report. The new course by course evaluation clearly shows that I can claim for CIC's 2 or more certificates, while the Document by Document exempts the Diploma (See below): Document by Document summary looks like 1. Credential: Bachelor of Science Year: 2007 Major/Specialization: Computer Science Canadian Equivalency: Bachelor's degree (four years) And here is what the Course by Course looks like 1. Credential: Bachelor of Science Year: 2003 Major/Specialization: Data Processing Canadian Equivalency: Completion of a college-level certificate (one year) 2. Credential: Bachelor of Science Year: 2007 Major/Specialization: Computer Science Canadian Equivalency: Bachelor's degree (four years) I can think of two options 1. Ask WES to include the second certificate in the Document by Document 2. Use the course by course evaluation for IRCC. Can someone please advice on what I should do. Time is not entirely on my side either as my profile expires on Jan 20. Educational credential assessment: What your report means - This shows I can actually claim for 2 or more certificates. I want to know if IRCC will accept the Course By Course. I have read a lot of people say WES puts your file under review indefinitely if you request for a re-evaluation. FYI - There is an option to send the Course by Course to IRCC as well from the WES Website. Much appreciated.
  10. I have been trying, in vain, to reach the Department of Basic Education for an update on my husband matric certificate reprint. Does anyone have an email, telephone number, smoke signal for someone that I can get in touch with?
  11. GeorgieB

    Applying for Express Entry

    Hi everyone 😊 My husband and I are in the process of applying for EE. We have 443 points would it be advisable to both submit profiles and see who gets chosen first. I was not aware I needed to send my degree to Wes as well so I will be doing that soon. My husbands report should be ready on the 20 August and we are writing out ielts on the 18th. Should I get our work references ready in the mean time? This whole processes is a bit overwhelming and any advice would be appreciated. ❤️
  12. I am in desperate need of advice, My Boyfriend can't seem to get his results from the college he went to, they cant find his exam or some other nonsense excuse, so now we have a bit of a problem because can I state that he has a matric in the application if it hasn't been assessed? Further, we have been staying together for a year but we don't have a lease agreement as its a verbal agreement and the water and lights are included so we don't have any utility bills to prove it, would an affidavit be enough to prove we are common-law partners? As for my qualifications, I am finishing my honours this year but I'm not sure if I should get my degree assessed and then if we cant get in send the honours for assessment or is it just better to send everything to WES together? What would be the most cost-effective, yet still give us the best chance in the pool? I wanted to write the TEF exam for some extra points but when I spoke to them, they said its really only for advanced French speakers, I was planning on doing an intensive 3 month course to cover this part and hopefully boost our score quite a bit but after speaking to them I'm not sure if its worth it ? Then lastly, when is the best time to enter the pool? We really want to get to Canada ASAP but we are afraid that we won't get in or have to wait in the pool forever. If anyone could give us some guidance we would really appreciate it.