Publications

CMEC Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions

At its 106th meeting, CMEC approved the CMEC Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions and two accompanying tools: a self-assessment tool and action plan template. The Reference Framework reflects shared perspectives on transitions and signals the importance of the issue for CMEC. Each jurisdiction may use the elements that best suit its specific objectives and context. The draft assessment tool and action plan template are resources that can be used by provinces and territories, as well as the many stakeholders engaged in work to improve transitions, to gauge the development of initiatives and set out future plans within the context of the Reference Framework.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, Adult Education, Apprenticeship, At-risk students, Diversity, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Equity, Guidance and counselling, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary 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

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

Literature Review on Factors Affecting the Transition of Aboriginal Youth from School to Work

While Aboriginal peoples represent Canada's fastest-growing population, their education and employment outcomes lag significantly behind the rest of the population. This literature review examines the challenges faced by Aboriginal youth in completing their education and the factors that impede or foster their successful transition from school to work.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Apprenticeship, At-risk students, Diversity, Education data and research, Equity, Learner transitions, Postsecondary 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

OECD Thematic Review on Adult Learning in Canada, Appendices to the Background Report

This document contains the information collected on the provincial, territorial, and federal government programs in adult learning. The information is presented as summaries of the responses collected from a detailed questionnaire.

Categories: Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Educational funding, Literacy, Skills Training

OECD Thematic Review on Adult Learning in Canada, Background Report

This thematic review presents information collected by survey, interviews, and document review on the political, social, and economic structure of Canada and the policies and organization of Canadian adult-learning systems. The review also provides information on participation, programs, funding, and an assessment of effectiveness.

Categories: Access to Learning, Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Literacy, Postsecondary education, Skills Training