Of recent, many students are flocking to Canada to pursue their studies, in comparison to the US and the UK. This is primarily because Canada provides a wholly safe and peaceful environment for students to spend their degree years in, whether due to its environment, economy, government or society. Universities and colleges in Canada then mimic this, contributing to one of several appealing factors to study in the country.
Today, Canada has about 163 recognised public and private institutions, including theological schools, plus 183 recognised public colleges and institutes, which includes those who grant applied and bachelor’s degree. Further, there are 68 university-level institutions and 51 college-level ones operating as authorised institutions, at which only selected programs are approved under provincially established quality assurance programs., according to Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).
The higher education system in Canada differs in each province. This means each province and territory mandates and funds their institutions, and they have their regulations (which they strictly follow) as there is no federal accreditation. With this, credentials might differ in each province as well.
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