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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet: Transitions to the Labour Market

The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) is an ongoing initiative of the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnership between Statistics Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to provide a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada. This fact sheet reports on transitions to the labour market.

Categories: Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Learner transitions, Learning Outcomes, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility