If you received your education outside of Canada, it must be assessed by a designated organization for verification of educational qualification. There are currently five designated organizations that will issue qualified applicants with an assessment certificate stating that you have met the minimum educational requirements equivalent to at least Grade 12. You can find further information on ECA reports and the designated ECA organizations here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=681&top=29