Compare similar academic credentials issued within Canada

Find other academic credentials issued by institutions in Canada that may lead to similar outcomes.

For internal procedures:
  • Examine typical characteristics of a similar academic credential found in one of the provincial/territorial education systems, such as:
    • admission requirements;
    • level;
    • workload;
    • overall quality;
    • profile;
    • learning outcomes.
  • Identify comparable academic credentials using:
    • qualifications frameworks;
    • visual diagrams that illustrate the various levels found in individual education systems.
  • Compare your findings with the range of outcomes identified by the pan-Canadian academic credential assessment community using CICIC's Directory of Comparability Assessment Outcomes;
  • Consult other internal and external resources to support your process. CICIC's tool box can support your research process and provide a space to consult with other members of the pan-Canadian academic credential assessment community.

Comply with the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials (QAF)

This step complies with guiding principle 39 of QAF.

Consult QAF to get more information.

Consult additional resources

You may find useful information in other resources, such as:
  1. an overview of education in Canada, with contextual information on:
    1. ministries/departments responsible for education in Canada;
    2. elementary and secondary education systems;
    3. postsecondary education systems;
    4. quality assurance in postsecondary education;
    5. credit transfer and articulation;
    6. academic credentials and qualifications frameworks;
    7. finding an educational institution;
    8. ÉduCanada, Canada's international education brand;
  2. detailed information about each provincial and territorial education system in Canada;
  3. the Web sites of:
    1. educational institutions in Canada, to identify a similar academic credential. Use CICIC's Directory of Educational Institutions in Canada as your starting point to find their Web sites;
    2. professional regulatory authorities in Canada, to identify academic programs leading to professional registration and/or licensing in regulated occupations. Use CICIC's section on search by future occupation as your starting point to find their Web sites.

For more information, consult CICIC's education portal.