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A brief description of the
Canadian postsecondary system

Students may attend postsecondary institutions directly after high school, or as a "mature student" at 21 years of age. Postsecondary education is available in both government-supported/publicly funded postsecondary institutions or through private institutions which do not receive public funding.

Enrollment in trade-vocational programs, such as apprenticeship or other programs geared towards preparation for employment in an occupation or trade, are increasingly requiring at least a high school completion in order to enroll. Enrollment in other college programs and in the degree programs offered by universities generally does require graduation from secondary school. In Quebec, students attend a CEGEP (collège d'enseignement général et professionnel ) after completing 11 years of elementary-secondary schooling. At a CEGEP, a student might obtain a diploma in order to continue to gain admission to a university, or the student might pursue a vocational program in preparation for direct entry to the labour force.

In general, colleges award diplomas or certificates only. However, a large number of colleges offer university transfer programs, and an increasing number of colleges and institutes are gaining the authority to grant applied degrees. University transfer programs allow students to complete up to two years of academic course work toward bachelor's degrees. The university transfer courses completed at a college are then accepted as credit towards a degree at specified universities. In many provinces and territories, students must apply for admission and have their college studies evaluated before being granted credit for completed courses. Programs leading to degrees are offered in universities or degree-granting institutions. Most Canadian universities, especially the larger ones, offer a broad range of programs. Other degree-granting institutions have specialized in certain areas of excellence. A few specialized institutions that are not campus-based offer university programs through correspondence courses and distance education.

University or degree-granting institutions offer programs at one or more of three different levels: bachelor's, master's, or doctoral. As well, these institutions often offer diploma and certificate programs at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Such programs can range from one to three years in duration.

All public postsecondary institutions – colleges and institutes as well as universities and degree-granting institutions - offer continuing education programs aimed at adults either for general interest or to develop specific job skills. Such programs vary in length from a few days to three years.

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Canadian Schools

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's Web site - Le site Web de l'Association des universités et collèges du Canada

Speaking for Canada's universities at home and abroad. We represent 92 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges across Canada. University Affairs magazine - Canada's magazine on higher education and academic jobs. University Partnerships between Canadian Universities and developing countries. Business opportunities with AUCC.

Canada's SchoolNet / Rescol canadien

One of the best educational web sites with over 7,000 learning resorces. SchoolNet Today, an exciting online news source featuring the latest educational material, information, projects and contests. Make this site part of your daily routine and discover innovative ideas that you can bring to the classroom.

CDI College -
Business, Technology and Health Care

The School of Business boasts an impressive list of programs with a proven track record of excellence. The School of Technology is validated by external certificates and is respected and recognized within the industry. The School of Health Care is the largest private health care college in Canada.

SchoolFinder -
Canada's Guide for Canadian
Universities and Colleges

Find information on more than 1,400 universities, colleges and career colleges in Canada, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details.
View interactive virtual campus e-Tours™

Study in Canada, Universities,
Colleges and Schools in Canada

Schools in provides information on studying in Canada. Search Canadian Universities, Colleges, English and French Language Programs and Secondary Schools to request information.

University of Alberta Libraries

K-12 Canadian Schools Online.

Canadian School Book Exchange - Home - New, Used (Reconditioned) and Out-of-Print textbooks

The Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) links a network of many thousands of schools and teachers across Canada.

Schools in Canada

This is a school from Canada with high expectations of all students. Educators all over the world will enjoy a visit to this interesting Canadian school site. Cameron Elementary School (4 stars),
Camilla Senior Public School (4stars), Mr. Moore's Grade 3 Classroom (4 stars), St. George Catholic School (4 stars).

Queen's University Human Resource Department

Payroll Deduction for Registered Education Savings Plan Benefit.


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