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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet: A Brand for Education in Canada

The impetus for the creation of a brand for education in Canada was to support a concerted country-wide effort to promote Canadian educational systems and institutions, in order to produce enhanced results in attracting international students and establishing relationships. This fact sheet outlines the development, ownership, use, and maintenance of the brand.

Categories: International students, Student and teacher mobility

UNESCO Seventh Consultation of Member States on the Implementation of the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education

UNESCO regularly monitors the implementation of its Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education. The purpose of the convention and recommendation is not only the elimination of discrimination in education, but also the adoption of measures aimed at promoting equality of educational opportunity and treatment. For each of the six main articles of the convention and recommendation, UNESCO has prepared specific questions that probe the application of each of the articles. The chapters that respond to the questions on the first three articles focus on educational laws, legislative texts, and policies that prohibit discrimination in education and promote equal educational opportunities, and how these laws and policies conform to the convention and recommendation. The issues include: free and equitable access to elementary and secondary education; the establishment and quality-control of public, separate, and private school systems; access of foreign nationals to school systems and credential recognition; public-school funding; and postsecondary access and student financial support. The chapter on the fourth article looks at "reaching the un-reached" and the policy measures and programs that enable disadvantaged and vulnerable groups to have access to basic education. To reflect the pan-Canadian context, the groups that have been included are Aboriginal students, children of immigrants, visible-minority students, and special-needs students. The chapter on the fifth article probes the issues of human-values education and national-minority education. In the chapter corresponding to the seventh article, an overview of the results and obstacles is presented, along with a review of the main issues to be addressed in the ongoing fight against discrimination in education.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, At-risk students, Diversity, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Equity, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, International students, Official languages, Special needs students

Fact Sheet No. 1 - Information for students educated abroad applying for admission to Canadian universities and colleges

This fact sheet provides information for foreign students considering postsecondary education in Canada on how to learn about postsecondary institutions in Canada, how to apply, language testing, foreign-qualification assessment, entry to study in Canada, and the role of the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials. Many sources for further information are included.

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

Fact Sheet No. 4 - Information for Canadian Students Planning to Study Abroad

This fact sheet provides information for Canadian students about getting credentials from foreign institutions recognized in Canada, verifying the status of foreign institutions and programs, learning about foreign universities, and obtaining financial support for studies abroad. Links to useful addresses are included.

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

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2009

This report is the first in a new series of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). It allows readers to compare data for the provinces and territories with data for OECD countries. The indicators presented in this report are parallel to 10 of the indicators presented in the OECD publication Education at a Glance, 2009.

Categories: Access to Learning, Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Educational funding, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, International students, Learner transitions, Learning Outcomes, Literacy, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

The UNESCO Recommendation Against Discrimination In Education - The Status in Canada

The UNESCO Convention and the Recommendation Against Discrimination in Education were adopted by the General Conference in 1960. By 1997, five consultations of member states had been conducted to monitor the progress made and the obstacles still to be overcome. This sixth consultation focused on the status of the basic education of four population groups: women and girls, persons belonging to minority groups, refugees, and indigenous peoples. This report provides an overall picture of the situation in Canada, describing in general terms the legislation and policies underpinning the actions being undertaken to counter discrimination in education. The results of these initiatives are also summarized.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, At-risk students, Diversity, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Equity, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, International students, Official languages, Special needs students