Classification of educational qualifications responses
While the categories of this classification represent Canadian awards and qualifications, this standard does not exclude equivalent qualifications obtained from accredited educational institutions or government bodies in other countries.
Where 'response' appears in brackets in the category name, it may be omitted when the context provides clarification.
Where 'College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma' appears in brackets in the category name, it may be omitted when the context provides clarification.
For the purposes of this classification, persons who obtained trades qualifications from secondary-level vocational training programs in the province of Quebec, such as the Diplôme d'études professionnelles/Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP/DVS), are included in the category 'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma.' If they are included in the category 'Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate' in the data presentation, then the 'Classification of educational qualifications responses - variant for alternate reporting' should be used.