Credential recognition (CR) in Canada: an inspirational reference framework driving changing practices in Canada (F/SI)

April 24, 2023 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Stream: Building and maintaining strong Industry Partnerships
Location: 513

At the end of 2021, CICan mandated the consortium, composed of Cégep Marie-Victorin and Collège Boréal, to draft a Canadian framework for credential recognition (CR). This framework was submitted in June 2022 following an investigation that identified two dominant CR models in Canada: prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR), and prior learning and skills recognition (PLSR). As part of the framework, structuring factors were identified, and issues were raised. It highlights the importance of educational ecosystems and employment in support of the process, as well as the role of the state in its sustainability. In addition to the foundational aspects of a strategic vision, the reference framework sets out various concrete measures that support the implementation of structured processes in the form of related quality indicators, regardless of the country. During the session, key components of the reference framework will be presented by the experts who contributed to its development. This will be followed by an informal discussion of scenarios that raise the most frequent questions from the labour market about the supply of CR services within educational systems. The main structuring factors and two of the key issues will be revisited during the conclusion to highlight the milestones of a long-term proposition, regardless of the educational, socio-professional or cultural context in which it is implemented.

Andrée Langevin, Consultante en RAC, Cégep Marie-Victorin
Catherine Dagenais, Conseillère pédagogique au Bureau de la RAC et Centre d'expertise en RAC, Cégep Marie-Victorin
Dominique Harvey, Coordonnatrice Bureau de la RAC (BRAC), Cégep Marie-Victorin
Natalie Poulin-Lehoux, Chargée de projets, transformation organisationnelle, Collège Boréal
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Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Reduced Inequality
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