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International Accreditation

Discussion in 'Studying in Canada' started by Ammie, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Ammie

    Ammie New Member

    Over the past few years, many countries adopted international accreditation (NQF levels) for qualifications awarded at their higher education institutions (HEIs). Is Canada one of those countries, thus, are qualifications awarded at HEIs in Canada internationally recognized?
  2. smith

    smith New Member

    Information found online:
    In Canada, provincial or territorial governments have responsibility for postsecondary education. Most Canadian universities are operated by the provincial governments for their respective provinces. Legal authority to grant degrees is conveyed upon individual public or private postsecondary institutions by the provincial and territorial legislatures. Institutions authorized to grant degrees are identified as "recognized" institutions. There is no accreditation of whole education institutions in Canada, but individual university or college programs of study are accredited by professional bodies. TheAssociation of Accrediting Agencies of Canadais a national organization of professional associations involved in accreditation of programs as a form of educational quality assurance. Membership in theAssociation of Universities and Colleges of Canada, along with the provincial charter, is consideredde facto accreditation for not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.

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