A joint initiative of the provinces and territories, through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and Global Affairs Canada, the EduCanada brand establishes Canada and its provinces and territories as a preferred world-class destination for international students.
The EduCanada brand signals that its holder consistently:
- provides high-quality education programs;
- deals with international students in accordance with recognized codes of practice;
- is subject to quality assurance mechanisms that monitor adherence to set standards.
The EduCanada brand provides the following two levels of access for educational institutions and education-related organizations:
- Brand-eligible institutions: Institutions that provide assurance of high-quality education as established by criteria included in the Brand Use Eligibility Policy1 and as determined by provincial/territorial governments. Brand-eligible institutions may attend federal-government-sponsored events abroad within the Canadian pavilion at a multinational event, or Canada-only events.
- Brand-authorized institutions/organizations: Institutions and organizations that meet the criteria for brand eligibility and have applied and been authorized by CMEC to use the brand through a mandatory process that includes brand training and the signing of a brand sub-licence agreement. Brand-authorized institutions/organizations may, in addition to attending federal-government-sponsored events abroad, use the brand logo on their own materials as well.
During the transition to the new EduCanada brand, no institutions are currently listed as authorized in the Directory of Educational Institutions in Canada. This information will be updated as institutions complete the process to be authorized to use the EduCanada brand.
For detailed information, consult the EduCanada Web site.
1. CMEC and Global Affairs Canada have jointly established a Brand Use Eligibility Policy that ensures that only those institutions providing assurance of high-quality education, and the organizations that represent them, are eligible to use the brand. The Brand Use Eligibility Policy defines a pan-Canadian baseline indicating which types of institutions and organizations can be eligible to use the brand.