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Provincial and territorial quality-assurance activities


There are a number of ways in which provinces and territories organize their quality-assurance activities.

Manitoba and Yukon manage quality assurance of both colleges and universities programming directly within the government. In Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, the government also manages quality assurance of colleges.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, each publicly funded postsecondary institution is responsible for its own quality assurance through governing councils and internal mechanisms.

Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, and Saskatchewan each have one body that is responsible for degree-level quality-assurance activities, while college quality assurance is managed internally within government. These degree-level quality-assurance agencies are arm's-length from government, and are primarily responsible for institutional and program renewal audits.

The provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia have collectively developed the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, which is responsible for degree-level quality assurance across the region, while college-level quality assurance is managed at the provincial level.

Ontario has four different bodies that are responsible for different sectors of higher education (i.e., universities, colleges, Indigenous Institutes, and “other” degree providers).

In all provinces, oversight of private career colleges rests with the government.

For more details about individual provincial and territorial quality-assurance systems, select a specific province or territory from the list below, and consult their website, quality-assurance agency website, or private career college website. You may also visit the CICIC Provinces and Territories of Canada section and select a specific province or territory.




Comprehensive review of this information: March 2022


Campus Alberta Quality Council

Telephone : (+1) 780-427-8921
Fax : (+1) 780-427-0423

ADDRESS(ES)

11th Floor, Commerce Place,10155 - 102 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J4L5 Canada

Degree Quality Assessment Board

Telephone : (+1) 250-356-5406

ADDRESS(ES)

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training,  P.O. Box 9883, Stn Prov Govt Victoria , British Columbia V8W9T6 Canada

Private Training Institutions Branch

Telephone : (+1) 604-569-0033
Fax : (+1) 778-945-0606

ADDRESS(ES)

203 - 1155 West Pender Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2P4 Canada

Post-Secondary Institutions Branch 

Telephone : (+1) 204-945-1833 

ADDRESS(ES)

Advanced Education Division, 400 – 800 Portage Avenue  Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G0N4  Canada

Private Vocational Institutions Branch

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

Telephone : (+1) 506-453-2844
Fax : (+1) 506-453-2106

ADDRESS(ES)

82 Westmorland Street, Suite 401, P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B5H1 Canada

Private Career Colleges

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education

Telephone : (+1) 709-729-5097
Fax : (+1) 709-729-1400

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 8700, Confederation Building St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B4J6 Canada

Private Training

Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment

Telephone : (+1) 867-920-6222
Fax : (+1) 867-873-0155

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 1320, Public Affairs Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A2L9 Canada

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

Telephone : (+1) 506-453-2844
Fax : (+1) 506-453-2106

ADDRESS(ES)

82 Westmorland Street, Suite 401, P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B5H1 Canada

Private Career College Division

Nunavut Department of Education

Telephone : (+1) 867-975-6000
Fax : (+1) 867-975-5635

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 1000, Station 200 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A0H0 Canada

Ontario College Quality Assurance Service

Telephone : (+1) 647-258-7682
Fax : (+1) 647-258-7699

ADDRESS(ES)

130 Queens Quay East, Suite 606  Toronto, Ontario M5A0P6 Canada

Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance

Telephone : (+1) 416-979-2165
Fax : (+1) 416-979-8635

ADDRESS(ES)

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1800 Toronto, Ontario M5G1Z8 Canada

Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board

Telephone : (+1) 416-212-1230
Fax : (+1) 416-212-6620

ADDRESS(ES)

315 Front Street, West , 16th Floor  Toronto, Ontario M7A 0B8 Canada

Indigenous Institutes Quality Assessment Board

Telephone : (+1) 833-254-2372

ADDRESS(ES)

3 Old York Road, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario Canada

Private Career Colleges Branch

Telephone : (+1) 416-314-0500
Toll Free : (+1) 866-330-3395
Fax : (+1) 416-314-0499

ADDRESS(ES)

900 Bay Street, 9th Floor, Mowat Block Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 Canada

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

Telephone : (+1) 506-453-2844
Fax : (+1) 506-453-2106

ADDRESS(ES)

82 Westmorland Street, Suite 401, P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B5H1 Canada

Private Training Schools

Commission d'évaluation de l'enseignement collégial du Québec

Telephone : (+1) 418-643-9938
Fax : (+1) 418-643-9019

ADDRESS(ES)

888, St-Jean, 4e étage, Bureau 400  Québec, Quebec G1R5H6 Canada

Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire

Telephone : (+1) 514-288-8524
Fax : (+1) 514-288-0554

ADDRESS(ES)

500, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, bureau 200 Montréal, Quebec H3A3C6 Canada

Private Subsidized Colleges

Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board

Telephone : (+1) 306-787-1782

ADDRESS(ES)

Ministry of Advanced Education, 1120-2010 12th Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0M3 Canada

Career Colleges

Yukon Department of Education - Teacher Recruitment

Telephone : (+1) 867-667-5141
Toll Free : (+1) 800-661-0408

ADDRESS(ES)

1000 Lewes Boulevard, Teacher Recruitment (E-5), P.O. Box 2703 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A2C6 Canada

Private Training Institutions