Publications

Assessing the Qualifications of Refugees - Best Practices and Guidelines

Published by the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC), this report introduces a set of best practices and guidelines that can be used by organizations to put in place an alternative qualifications-assessment procedure without access to verifiable documentation. Such a procedure could be made available to refugees and those in refugee-like situations who may not have access to the documentation normally required for these procedures.

Categories: Credit Transfer, Diversity, Enrolment and graduation, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International students, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility

Education Commission of the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, Paris, France, November 4–7, 2015

This report contains the main outcomes of the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in November 2015, along with the interventions made by the Canadian delegation to the Education Commission. The 38th session focused on a variety of issues, including the commission's 2016–17 budget; the Education 2030 agenda; preparation of a global convention on the recognition of higher-education qualifications; and two recommendations: one on adult education and one on technical and vocational education and training.

Categories: Adult Education, Civic and Citizenship Education, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Technical and vocational education, Priorities and Goals in Education

Establishing a Pan-Canadian Credential Assessment Centre for Internationally Educated Teachers

This report describes the findings from a feasibility study on establishing pan-Canadian centres for the assessment of the credential of internationally educated teachers (IETs). The study developed summary profiles for each Canadian province and territory, identifying commonalities and differences in the current processes and practices for IET credential assessment across Canada and evaluated best practices in other contexts of credential assessment. It then drew upon previous reports, as well as focus groups, to synthesize its findings into a proposed model for the country. The study was designed to provide recommendations for a pan-Canadian method of assessing the credentials of IETs.

Categories: Foreign credential recognition, Information and Communication Technologies, Quality Assurance, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching

Education Commission of the 37th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, Paris, France, November 7–9, 2013

This report contains the main outcomes of the 37th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in November 2013, along with interventions by the Canadian delegation at the Education Commission. The 37th session focused on a variety of issues, including the 2014-17 budget for the commission, Education beyond 2015, the potential global standard-setting instrument on the recognition of higher-education qualifications, and the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development post-2014 – Global Action Programme.

Categories: Adult Education, Civic and Citizenship Education, Education data and research, Education for sustainable development, Foreign credential recognition, International Organizations and Meetings, Literacy, Technical and vocational education

Certification and Workforce Integration: Experiences of Internationally Educated Teachers

This report describes the findings from a series of six focus groups conducted throughout Canada to identify the barriers to certification and workforce integration of internationally educated teachers. The focus groups examined four specific stages of the integration process: the preparation prior to coming to Canada, the process of obtaining teaching licences in a given province or territory, the experience of securing a teaching position, and the transition into a provincial or territorial school system.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Foreign credential recognition, Human resources in education, Inclusive Education, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching

Bringing Education in Canada to the World, Bringing the World to Canada: An International Education Marketing Action Plan for Provinces and Territories

At the meeting of the Council of the Federation in July, 2011, provincial and territorial Premiers endorsed an International Education Marketing Action Plan. The Action Plan identifies opportunities for federal-provincial-territorial collaboration on marketing aiming. In 2008, international students spent $6.5 billion in Canada and created over 83,000 jobs. By 2025, the global demand for international education is predicted to quadruple from 1.8 million to 7.2 million students.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Foreign credential recognition, International students, Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance, Student and teacher mobility, Technical and vocational education

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice

This report examines the language competencies that research indicates are important for elementary and secondary teachers in English and French first-language schools to have for effective professional practice and teaching excellence.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Foreign credential recognition, Human resources in education, Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance, Student and teacher mobility, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching

Education Commission of the 36th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, Paris, France, November 1–3, 2011

This report contains the main outcomes of the 36th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in November 2011, along with interventions by the Canadian delegation. The 36th session focused on a variety of issues, including the 2012-13 budget for the commission, the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) statistical tool, the 1993 Recommendation on the Recognition of Studies and Qualifications in Higher Education, and the 1976 Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education.

Categories: Adult Education, Foreign credential recognition, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Cooperation and Partnerships

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

European Higher Education Area (EHEA) - The Bologna Process

The Bologna Process represents a commitment by 46 European countries to undertake a series of reforms to achieve greater consistency and portability across their higher-education systems, without affecting their sovereignty in matters relating to higher education. This report presents the objectives of the Bologna Process, an overview of the relevant ministerial meetings, and the implications of the Bologna Process for Canada.

Categories: Foreign credential recognition, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility