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Provincial Councils on Credit Transfer Expand Agreement to Enhance Student Mobility across Canada

VANCOUVER, June 8, 2017 – Seven provincial councils responsible for facilitating credit transfer activities across Canada have signed an expanded Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize collaborative efforts to enhance student mobility across their jurisdictions and across Canada. This step opens the way to expand pathways for students wishing to transfer among Canadian colleges and universities:

The signing councils include:

The MoU underscores the leadership role of these provincial councils in creating partnerships across the country to expand transfer opportunities for students and develop joint research projects for the benefit of the postsecondary community. The long-term goal is to establish a shared database so students in any jurisdiction can search for postsecondary educational opportunities beyond their home province.

As we celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, through the MoU, the provincial councils will be able to support the development of an effective and efficient credit transfer system that will span the entire country, expanding opportunities for students nationwide. (See www.pccatweb.org for more information regarding pan-Canadian collaboration.)

"It is heartening to see the progress that is being made toward establishment of a pan-Canadian credit transfer system. The completion of this goal would be a worthy and appropriate gift in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary." 

Roger H. Barnsley, Co-Chair, BC Council on Admissions and Transfer,
and President Emeritus, Thompson Rivers University.

"The expansion of this Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration to include seven organizations facilitating credit transfer in their provincial jurisdictions is an important step toward a more comprehensive pan-Canadian credit transfer network to facilitate student mobility.

- Robert Fleming, Executive Director and Co-Chair,
BC Council on Admissions and Transfer

READ THE 2017 MoU

READ THE 2014 MoU

LINK TO PDF OF BCCAT STATEMENT REGARDING 2017 MOU

For details contact:

Valerie Yorkston
Executive Assistant to the Council & Communications Coordinator
Telephone: 604-412-7683
Email: Valerie Yorkston