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Adult education in Canada

A Look at the Needs of New Canadians

By: Victoria Andrea Anillo Campos

Content Writing and Marketing

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-andrea-anillo-68563161

Canada, known for its focus on quality education, offers a wide range of degrees for adult education, especially for new Canadians who want to enhance their skills and opportunities in their new home.

Each province in Canada has its own educational system and specific requirements for these degrees, adapting to local needs and providing professional development opportunities. In Americanos Magazine, we will explore some of the most common titles in Canada for adult education and analyze the needs of each province.

Certificado de Educación para Adultos

1.Certificate of Adult Education (AEC):


The Certificate of Adult Education (AEC) is a widely recognized degree offered in all provinces of Canada. This program focuses on providing practical skills and specific knowledge for employment in various fields. New Canadians can obtain an AEC in areas such as business, information technology, health, graphic design, social services, among others. The requirements and the duration of the program may vary according to the province and the educational institution. It provides new Canadians with a solid foundation to enter the labor market and allows them to quickly adapt to the demands of the local economy. To join an AEC you need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some programs may require specific skills or knowledge related to the chosen field of study.
  • Some institutions may require an interview or an aptitude test.

2. Diploma of Professional Studies (DEP):

The Diploma of Professional Studies (DEP) is an intermediate-level technical degree. This program focuses on providing specialized training in areas such as technology, engineering, healthcare, management and public services. New Canadians can obtain a DEP to acquire technical and practical skills that will allow them to access specialized jobs. The requirements and the duration of the program may vary according to the province and the educational institution.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some programs may have additional education or experience requirements related to the specific technical field.
  • Some institutions may require an interview or an aptitude test.

3. Diploma of University Studies (DEC):

The Diploma of University Studies (DEC) is an advanced-level degree offered primarily in Quebec. This program focuses on providing a more complete and specific technological education in fields such as information technology, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and applied arts. The DEC trains students to become technologists in their respective fields and provides them with specialized skills for employment. The duration of the program is usually three years.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some programs may require prior college-level coursework or experience in the related technology field.
  • Some institutions may require an interview or an aptitude test.

4. Bachelor (Bachelor):

The Bachelor’s degree is a four-year university degree that is offered in all provinces of Canada. New Canadians can earn a bachelor’s degree in a wide range of disciplines, such as business administration, computer science, engineering, arts, social sciences and health, among others. This degree provides a broader and deeper education in a specific area and is a common requirement for access to higher-level jobs.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meet program-specific admission requirements, which may include certain high school-level courses and minimum grades.
  • Some programs may require a personal statement, references or an interview.

5. Master’s Degree (Master) and Doctorate (Ph.D.):

Masters and doctorates are graduate degrees offered at universities across Canada. New Canadians who wish to advance their careers and develop research and specialization skills in a specific field can opt for master’s and doctoral programs. These degrees usually require an original thesis or research project and focus on the development of advanced skills and specialized knowledge.

  • Previous bachelor’s degree in a related field for master’s degree programs.
  • Previous Master’s degree in a related field for doctoral programs.
  • Outstanding academic transcripts that demonstrate strong academic performance.
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers or employers.
  • Statement of purpose or research detailing the applicant’s academic interests and goals.
  • Satisfactory results in standardized exams, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • Some doctoral programs may require previous work experience or research in the field.
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TitleAdmission requirementsDuration
Certificate of Adult Education (AEC)– High school diploma or equivalent.
– Some programs may require specific skills or knowledge related to the chosen field of study.
– Some institutions may require an interview or an aptitude test.
Variable according to the province and educational institution. They are usually 2 years old
Diploma of Professional Studies (DEP)– High school diploma or equivalent.
– Some programs may have additional education or experience requirements related to the specific technical field.
– Some institutions may require an interview or an aptitude test.
Variable according to the province and educational institution.
They usually last between 6 months and 2 years (600-1800 hours of study).
Diploma of University Studies (DEC)– High school diploma or equivalent.
– Some programs may require previous college-level courses or experience in the related technological field.
– Some institutions may require an interview or an aptitude test.
Approximately 3 years.
Bachelor (Bachelor)– High school diploma or equivalent.
– Meet program-specific admission requirements, which may include certain high school-level courses and minimum grades.
– Some programs may require a personal statement, references or an interview.
4 years.
Master’s Degree (Master) and Doctorate (Ph.D.)-Previous bachelor’s degree in a related field for master’s degree programs.
– Previous Master’s degree in a related field for doctoral programs.
– Outstanding academic transcripts that demonstrate strong academic performance.
– Letters of recommendation from teachers or employers.
– Statement of purpose or research detailing the applicant’s academic interests and goals.
– Satisfactory results in standardized tests, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
– Some doctoral programs may require previous work experience or research in the field.
It depends on the educational institution.  
Master’s Degree: Between 1 and 2 years.  
PhD: 4 years

In summary, Canada offers a wide variety of degrees for adult education, tailored to the needs of new Canadians in each province. From practical education certificates to advanced university degrees, these programs provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in the job market and thrive in their new life in Canada.

We invite you to contact the educational institutions and programs of your choice in the province you want to be in to make the most of educational opportunities and achieve your professional goals.

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