BEHIND THE SCENES
Create a ‘Made for Canada’ National Network for official, post-secondary documents and credentials to support national and international student mobility, admissions, and transfer.
A National Network that supports official, permission-based document and data sharing and exchange (inbound and outbound) for learners seeking to enter, transfer between, and move beyond post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Ensure quality assurance and fraud mitigation.
Enhance official, digitized student document sharing in and across post-secondary institutions and with partner organizations and government.
Enhance efficiencies and support scalable student service delivery.
Contribute to cross-Canada and international student mobility, labour mobility, and transfer goals.
Preserve the Canadian higher education brand by reducing fraud.
Core Project Principles
Ensure a national ‘Made for Canada’ solution.
Improve student service.
Preserve and support institutional and provincial/territorial diversity, autonomy, and authority.
Advance improvements and enhancements that support learner mobility and data portability.
Build on and complement existing student application and data exchange service providers supporting post-secondary institutions.
Close gaps within and across regional boundaries including in those parts of Canada that currently lack student data exchange capacity.
Working Together to Make a Difference Today
Learner control of post-secondary documents and credentials
Greater transparency, access, and sovereignty over their identity
Curated access to official documents and credentials
Faster service when moving into, between, and beyond Canadian institutions
BENEFITS TO INSTITUTIONS, EMPLOYERS, AND GOVERNMENT
Creating a Circle of Support
Establishing direct, peer-to-peer connections in Canada and around the world
Delivering quality assured, permission-based sharing of official learner documents and data
Reducing document fraud risks
Revisioning business practices
Providing efficient and scalable document and data exchange
BUSINESS USE CASES
Help us make an impact
USE CASE FOR LEARNERS
Create a one stop, credential environment
Provide capacity for them to share their documents and credentials when they want and where they want
Help them verify their official status and graduation in real time
USE CASES FOR INSTITUTIONS, PROVINCIAL APPLICATION CENTRES, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Receive official, international documents directly and at scale
Receive official, Canadian high school transcript results to support admissions
Exchange official Canadian post-secondary transcripts in real time to support admissions and transfer
FIRST/SECOND QUARTER 2020
Getting ready to launch
Finalize vendor RFP Evaluation Process
Launch call for Expressions of Interest for potential pilot institutions, application centres, and three outside organizations (e.g., government, credential evaluation firm, regulatory body)
SECOND/THIRD QUARTER 2020
First stage implementation
Conduct security/privacy assessment of chosen vendor platform(s), if applicable
Finalize agreement with potential vendor(s), if applicable
Establish first phase governance and project rollout plans for pilots
Identify, orient, and begin work with chosen pilot institutions and organizations
THIRD/FOURTH QUARTER 2020
Rolling out the pilots
Establish core of National Network
Begin pilot phase development and rollout
FIRST/SECOND QUARTER 2021
Assessing and readying for the next phase
Finalize pilot launch and assessment
Begin next stage planning