Education & Retraining

Assessment and Recognition of Credentials for Purpose of Employment in Canada.
A guide describing the difference between regulated and nonregulated professions, and how workers with foreign training can be qualified to work in Canada.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
The Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada is a voluntary group of 96 public and non-profit private higher education providers in Canada. The organization was founded back in 1911 with a firm long-term mission of becoming the common voice for Canadian universities and promoting high-quality education standards. In 2015 the organization switch name to become known as Universities Canada, but its goals and values upon which was initially built remained the same.

Universities Canada’s online database
Universities Canada’s online database of Canadian university study programs can help you determine where to study in Canada and find the programs that most interests you. It contains close to 15,000 undergraduate and graduate study programs including certificates, diplomas and degrees ranging from bachelor’s degrees to doctoral degrees. Each program record in our database links back to more detailed information on the website of the Canadian university that delivers the program.

A Government of Canada portal to help plan for and finance post secondary education.
Contains information about student grants, loans and scholarships. Also provides tips for money management while a student and after graduation.

Education and Training
Published by: Service Canada
Highlights programs administered by the Government of Canada to provide financial assistance to different groups of students and adult undergoing retraining.

Employability Skills
Published by: the Conference Board of Canada.
“The skills you need to enter, stay in, and progress in the world of work – whether you work on your own or as a part of a team.”

Financial aid directory / Répertoire d’aide financière
Created by: National Educational Association of Disabled Students (Canada) = Association nationale des étudiant-e-s handicapés au niveau postsecondaire (Canada) NEADS compiled this comprehensive and convenient source of information on financial assistance to meet the needs of disabled post-secondary school students. This directory includes descriptions and contact information for loans, scholarships, awards, and bursaries. Locate information by category, by province/region, and by college/ university. The endnotes provide links to the original sources.

Funding Your Education
Compiled by: ONWIN – Ontario Work Information Network
The second half of the page containing National Resources is particularly helpful for identifying associations and other organizations that can be sources of funding.

Independent Learning Centre
Published by: The ILC
Describes Ontario’s designated provider of distance education for people needing to obtain their high school diploma.

Information for Canadian Students / Renseignements pour étudiants canadiens
Published by: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
This site provides a comprehensive overview of higher education in Canada, including general information on scholarships and bursaries.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
Created by: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
Information on financial scholarships for Aboriginal youth pursuing education in the fields of the arts, sciences, health sciences, and business.

Provincial Student Loans
Compiled by: ScholarshipsCanada
Directory of student loans listed by province.

At the Library
Register with LEARNING EXPRESS, an electronic subscription, to use the practise tests in the “Skills building for Adults” section. [library card and PIN required to sign in] for more details about using this product, contact us.

Other Local Agencies
Links to organizations in Windsor and Essex County that can assist with education or training for: