Publications

Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide, 2004-05

Each year, thousands of Canadian secondary-school students transfer from one province or territory to another. One of the major concerns associated with such transfers is the continuity of students' education. This document was prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education would be as continuous as possible. Information for each jurisdiction is divided into two parts: part I provides information on secondary education in each of the ten provinces and three territories, and part II contains course descriptions to facilitate the placement of students.

Categories: Curriculum, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Student and teacher mobility

Joint Declaration of Provincial and Territorial Education and Labour Market Ministers

The joint declaration offers three principles to guide work on the alignment of education and skills training and labour-market needs and proposes specific pan-Canadian activities.

Categories: Accountability, Apprenticeship, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education, Cooperation and Partnerships, Priorities and Goals in Education

The Role of Education Agents in Canada's Education Systems

As the recruitment environment for international students becomes increasingly competitive, Canada has emerged as a top destination for international students. This report provides insight into the role of education agents in Canada's international education systems.

Categories: Education systems structure and operation, Guidance and counselling, International students, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility

CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning

In July 2012, ministers of education issued this statement on the importance of play-based learning. It recognizes that purposeful play in the formative years sets the stage for future learning, health, and well-being.

Categories: Early childhood education, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation

Pan-Canadian Report on Official Languages in Education, 2005–06 to 2008–09

This is the second of two reports called for under the Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction, 2005-2006 to 2008-2009. It provides a summative description of the achievement of outcomes supported by protocol funding — the projects, initiatives, and ongoing efforts in minority-language education and second-language instruction carried out by the provinces and territories.

Categories: Access to Learning, Accountability, Adult Education, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Inclusive Education, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Official languages, Postsecondary education, School improvement, Teaching tools and Resources, Teachers and Teaching

Postsecondary Education Systems in Canada, An Overview

This overview presents information on the governance, structure, financing, roles, credentials, types of institutions, and current issues relating to postsecondary education. The document, which is revised on a regular basis, is supplemented by descriptions of the postsecondary-education system in each jurisdiction.

Categories: Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Foreign credential recognition, International students, Postsecondary education

Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide, 1998

Each year, thousands of Canadian secondary-school students transfer from one jurisdiction to another. One of the major concerns associated with such transfers is the continuity of the students' education. This 1998 document was prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education can be as continuous as possible. The information for each jurisdiction is divided into two parts: Part I provides information about secondary education in the province or territory and Part II contains course descriptions to facilitate the placement of students.

Categories: Curriculum, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Student and teacher mobility

Education in a Global Era: Developments in Education in Canada

This country report was prepared by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, as a background paper to the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in November 2000, on the theme "Education in a Global Era: Challenges to Equity, Opportunities for Diversity." The report summarizes developments in education in Canada's provinces and territories over the past five years, with special emphasis on education strategies for the new millennium. The themes covered in the report include access, equity, and diversity. The responses of school and public-health systems to preventing HIV/AIDS are also part of the document.

Categories: Access to Learning, Diversity, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Teacher education and professional development

Report of the Canadian Delegation to the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM)

The 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from November 26 to 30, 2000. Delegations from 45 Commonwealth countries convened to engage in discussions on the main theme, "Education in a Global Era: Challenges to Equity, Opportunities for Diversity," and five sub-themes: accessibility, social and economic development, enhancing cultural integrity, strengthening quality, and promoting mobility. The major outcome of the conference is the Halifax Statement, which delineates the Commonwealth vision and guiding principles for education. The report provides summaries of the sessions and a copy of the Halifax Statement.

Categories: Access to Learning, Diversity, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Teacher education and professional development

Education at a Glance 2003: Country Profile for Canada

This document provides an overview of the data from Canada in the publication Education at a Glance 2003, OECD Indicators. Included are data on the impact of learning, financial and human resources in education, access to education, and the learning environment and the organization of schools.

Categories: Access to Learning, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Human resources in education, Learning Outcomes