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STEP 5. Final Outcome

Credential Assessment Results

A. If the Early Learning and Child Care Program determines that your education is equivalent to the education standards in Manitoba: 

The Early Learning and Child Care Program will classify you as an ECE II or ECE III, depending on your qualifications. The Early Learning and Child Care Program will mail an ECE II or ECE III certificate and a letter that explains your classification.

B. If the Early Learning and Child Care Program determines that your education is similar to but NOT equivalent to the education standards in Manitoba:

The Early Learning and Child Care Program will classify you as a Child Care Assistant (CCA). ELCC will mail you a CCA certificate and a letter that TIMELINE The ECE: IEQ program takes 14 weeks to complete. Fees There is no tuition fee for the ECE:IEQ program. Books and resources are available for free. If there is additional gap training required, you will be responsible for covering the cost of courses, etc. Cost of post-secondary courses can range anywhere from $200 - $500. Participants can inquire about a training grant to help cover some of the costsexplains why you do not qualify for an ECE classification.

The Early Learning and Child Care Program may refer you to the Early Childhood Educator/Internationally Educated Qualifications (ECE: IEQ) program. This program is for child care workers who:

  • have earned a child care degree or diploma from outside of Canada, and
  • have worked with preschool children for two years or longer prior to entering Canada.  

The ECE: IEQ program results in ECE II classification and the right to apply for further programs to obtain ECE III classification.

If you are not eligible for the ECE: IEQ program, ELCC may provide you with recommendations about how to upgrade your education to gain ECE II classification.

pdf iconECE: IEQ Program and Policies Info Sheet (PDF)
pdf iconECE: IEQ Program and Policies Brochure (PDF)

 

 

 

 

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Early Learning and Child Care Program 210-114 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4

Email: cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca Phone: 204-945-0776 Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754 Fax: 204-948-2625

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

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