Canada Education Agent Training Information

Please note that, as of February 1, 2017, Global Affairs Canada will no longer be involved in any way with the Canada Course for Education Agents. ESL in Canada has also withdrawn their recommendation for this test - read the full article in the ESL in Canada NEWS Blog.

Global Affairs Canada wishes them all the best in pursuing this endeavour and trusts that they will continue to support agents by ensuring continuity in the provision with better knowledge, broader resources, commitment to excellence, and a sound understanding of the systems of education in Canada.

Languages Canada and the Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) have agreed to provide an replacement course, in collaboration with the Canadian Consortium for International Education (CCIE) and ICEF, to further professional standards in education advising.

The Canada Course is intended for education agents, but anyone can register and read the comprehensive content outlining education options in Canada. The fee only applies for education agents intending to take the examination during announced exam dates.

The Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) is now administered by ICEF on behalf of Languages Canada and the Canadian Association of Public Schools International (CAPS-i), with the support of the CCIE. The Canada Course supports professional development for agents specializing in Canada as a study destination.

By taking the Canada Course, agents will acquire a firm foundation in the benefits and organisation of Canada’s education systems, and will gain access to resources with which to help international students study in Canada at the most appropriate institutions and in the best programmes for their goals.

The Canada Course is free and is delivered in a self-paced modular format.

Examinations for the Canada Course are conducted online, at ICEF workshops and when advertised, at related international education events. An exam fee of CA$350 will be charged. This fee includes 3 attempts at the final test if required.

Education agents who pass the Canada Course examination will receive a notification indicating that they have successfully passed and will be acknowledged with a Canada Course Graduate listing on the ICEF and CCIE websites.

Completion of the exam after taking the course does not provide authorisation, endorsement or accreditation by the Canadian Government. By successfully completing the exam, the candidates name will appear on a list of agents who have passed the course, providing global audiences with a resource of those agents who have acquired comprehensive information on Canada.

There are no qualifications or specific language requirements for the Canada Course. However, English proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0 (or TOEFL PBT 500/TOEFL iBT 61) is advisable for English as a Second Language readers.

The intent of the Canada Course is to contribute to the professionalism of Canada-focused agents by equipping them with the most accurate and current information about studying in Canada and how to choose a study programme in Canada as a primary destination for education and research.

We have deleted the link until test and Canada information is fixed.

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