International Admission Procedures & Requirements

An international applicant is an applicant who does not hold Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant/permanent resident status in Canada.

CE Certificate Programs

In addition to the program specific admission requirements, CE certificate program international applications are required to submit the following: 

  • Completed Part-Time Program Application Form
  • A non-refundable application fee of $95.00 CAD
  • Credential Assessment
  • English Language Assessment (Proof of English language proficiency)

Only original copies of these documents will be accepted.

Please Note:

  • Michener does not accept international transcripts or English translations of foreign documents to support applications to certificate programs.
  • All documents submitted for application purposes (transcripts, credential assessments, and English language assessments) become the property of Michener and will not be returned.

If you’re applying to a Continuing Education Certificate Program and you completed your education outside of Canada, you must have your education verified by a credential assessment. Your credential assessment must indicate that your education is equivalent to the program-specific admission requirements.

A Course-By-Course or Comprehensive evaluation is required. Your evaluation must include all courses taken, grades and credits achieved, qualification title, institution, and date of completion or conferral. A document-to-document evaluation is not sufficient and will not be considered. The credential assessment must be submitted by the application document deadline.

Accepted Credential Assessments

Michener does not assess international credentials but accepts assessments from ICAS or WES. See details:

Service International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS) World Education Services (WES)
Transcripts Assessed Secondary & Postsecondary transcripts University transcripts
Assessment Type Comprehensive evaluation Course by Course evaluation
Cost $130 (secondary)
$200 (postsecondary)
$280 (secondary and postsecondary)
$210 – $250
Contact Toll-free: 1-800-321-6021 Tel: 416-972-0070
Toll-free: 1-866-343-0070
Website ICAS  WES 
Notes ICAS is recommended for those applying to programs that require a high school transcript. WES does not offer a course-by-course evaluation at the secondary school level.

Assessments provided by the Medical Council of Canada are not accepted.

Unable to Obtain International Transcripts?

If it is impossible to obtain official documents from any school(s), you should ask the Government Education officials in the country in which the credential was awarded to furnish an official statement testifying to the impossibility of obtaining records and a list of courses taken and grades received by the applicant in that school or university. Each case will be reviewed individually. In most instances, applicants may be required to demonstrate competency in each prerequisite by taking a Challenge Exam at a Canadian institution offering that prerequisite course.

WES Gateway Program

Internationally educated applicants that are unable to produce or have very limited proof of academic achievements as a result of adverse circumstances in their home country may consider obtaining credential assessment through the WES Gateway Program. This program is currently available for individuals from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela. To learn more about this program, please check the WES Gateway Program website .

All programs and courses in Continuing Education are conducted in English. Adequate knowledge of and proficiency in written and spoken English is essential for student success. Applicants to Continuing Education Certificate Programs can satisfy the English proficiency requirement by meeting ONE of the categories below.

  1. Pass an English Language Assessment Test

You can take ONE of the English language proficiency tests listed below. Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

Assessment Test Type Evaluation/Test Scores Required Website
Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) 8.0 in each band MELA
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) including TOEFL Home Edition

Minimum 100 (iBT), with 22 each in Writing and Speaking components.

Note: All scores must be achieved on a single test date. TOEFL MyBest scores is not accepted for admissions.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic test 65 Overall with communicative skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) over 60 Pearsonpte
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test: 6.5 Overall and 6.0 in every band IELTS


  1. Registered or Licensed Canadian Health Care Provider

If you are a registered/licensed Health Care Provider in Canada, you are exempt from providing an English Language Assessment. This exemption does not apply for applicants to the Bridging Programs.

  1. Completed Two-Years of Full-Time Post-Secondary Education where English is a Dominant Language

Applicants whose first language is not English but have completed two (2) years of full-time education at a post-secondary institution in a country where the dominant language is English are exempt from completing an English language assessment. If you fall under this category, you must provide an official transcript (or WES/ICAS evaluation) as part of your application.

Antiqua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Cameroon [1]
Cayman Islands
Ireland (Northern)
Ireland (Republic)
Malta [1]
Mauritius [1]
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
St. Kitt’s & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadine
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa [1]
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos
United Kingdom
Vanuatu [1]

[1] Students will only be exempt from providing proof of English language facility from schools in these countries if the language of instruction of the school in question was English.

Application should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar – The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4, Canada
Fax: (416) 596-3122