Publications

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

Toolkit of Promising Practices that Assist in the Alignment of Skills and Education

This toolkit was envisioned by the education and provincial-territorial labour market Ministers at the Skills for the Future Symposium in July 2014, held in a response to a request from premiers through the Council of the Federation. The toolkit is an opportunity for sharing promising practices amongst provinces and territories and with the many stakeholders leading and supporting our education, training and employment programs.

Categories: Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Lifelong learning, Skills Training, Technical and vocational education

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

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

Fourth APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, Lima, Peru, June 11-12, 2008

The 4th APEC Education Ministerial Meeting focused on the theme of "21st Century Competencies and Skills for All," and the four sub-themes of math and science, career and technical education, language learning, and information and communications technologies and systemic reform. This report details Canada's contributions and bilateral meetings during the event and provides the main discussion document.

Categories: Curriculum, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Technical and vocational education

Fact Sheet: Postsecondary enrolment and graduation

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 postsecondary enrolment and graduation.

Categories: Apprenticeship, Diversity, Education data and research, Enrolment and graduation, Equity, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

Education Initiatives in Canada, 1996: 2nd National Consultation on Education, Edmonton, May 9–12, 1996

This document gives an overview of major education activities in 1996 in the Canadian jurisdictions. It was prepared as a background document for the Second National Consultation on Education, organized by CMEC and held in Edmonton from May 9 to 12, 1996.

Categories: Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Curriculum, Educational funding, Elementary and secondary education, Information and Communication Technologies, Postsecondary education, Skills Training, Technical and vocational education

Education in Canada

Education in Canada is a document prepared and updated periodically by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), that gives a current pan-Canadian overview of education. Its content is based on information compiled from Canada's 13 jurisdictions and deals with topics such as: governance, funding, education systems, language, teaching, public and private schools, pre-elementary/elementary/secondary/postsecondary institutions, statistics, attendance, regional differences, university degrees/college diplomas, vocational training, adult education, technology and education, Aboriginal education, the role of CMEC, and ministerial priorities for education. This document is used for general reference and is often included as an appendix to country reports on education topics.

Categories: Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Elementary and secondary education, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

Informal Meeting of OECD Education Ministers on Vocational Education and Training, January 22-23, 2007

This report brings forward the key points of discussion at the meeting, as well as summaries of the presentations on the themes "Skills for Tomorrow" and "Quality and Equity," including a presentation from Canada.

Categories: Apprenticeship, Equity, International Organizations and Meetings, Technical and vocational education

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