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Translation of Documents and Notarized Translations

The original documents that you will need to send to World Education Services (WES) and Professional Certification and Student Records Unit (PCSRU) that are in any other language than English or French must be accompanied by a notarized translation to English or French. The notarization must verify the qualification of the translator and the veracity of the translation.

You may contact the Immigrant Centre regarding translation services. The Immigrant Centre also provides free notary public services for permanent residents in Manitoba.

Immigrant Centre
100 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
R3A 0W2
Phone: 204-943-9158
Website: www.icmanitoba.com

Official Transcripts and Diploma of Degrees
Official transcripts and diplomas of degrees must be submitted directly to WES. Please refer to WES Assessment of Academic Credentials for more information.

Transcripts from an issuing institution, in a language other than English or French must include an English or French coversheet indicating your name and date of birth.

Birth Certificates, Official Name Change Documents and Teaching Certificates are to be submitted to PCSRU by you. If they are in a language other than English or French you must submit an original notarized English or French translation along with a copy in the original language.

Statement of Professional Standing
A Statement of Professional Standing is a letter from a licencing body or an education ministry that says your right to teach has never been suspended, revoked or cancelled. It provides information regarding your past professional practice as a teacher. For example, it tells us whether your authorization to teach has ever been taken away for disciplinary reasons or whether you would still be welcome to teach in that country, province or state.

  • The Official Statement of Professional Standing must be mailed directly to PCSRU from the licencing body or education ministry.
  • The statement must not be more than one year old when submitted to us.
  • When PCSRU receives your Statement of Professional Standing in a language other than English or French a copy will be sent to you for translation once you have applied for certification.
  • You must then arrange to have the copied document translated by a qualified translator.
  • The original translation and a copy in the original language must be returned to PCSRU.
  • Statements of Professional Standing from a licencing body or education ministry, in a language other than English or French must include an English or French coversheet indicating your name and date of birth.

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