CMEC releases 10th edition of the Student Transfer Guide

    TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
(CMEC), released today the 10th edition of Secondary Education in Canada: A
Student Transfer Guide. First published in 1978, the guide provides teachers
and guidance counselors with key curricular information from Canada's 10
provinces and three territories in order to facilitate students' integration
into a new school after they have moved from another jurisdiction.
    Each year, thousands of secondary-school students in Canada transfer from
one province or territory to another. One of the major concerns associated
with such transfers is the seamless continuity of a student's education. CMEC
believes that students who move from one jurisdiction to another should have
access to a program of study that ensures their education is as continuous as
possible and allows them to graduate within the same timeframe.
    "Jurisdictions have worked collaboratively, through CMEC, to provide an
updated transfer guide," said the Honorouble Roland Haché, Minister of
Education for New Brunswick and Chair of CMEC. "Through the guide, CMEC's
vision for Learn Canada 2020 is further realized because it allows for
increased learning opportunities and overall education outcomes."
    The guide has sections devoted to each jurisdiction, with specific
information pertaining to the secondary-education curriculum of that
jurisdiction. The guide should be used in conjunction with official documents,
such as student transcripts, which may remain the best source for determining
the most appropriate course of studies for transfer students.

    The 10th edition of Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer
Guide is available for download at

    CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible
for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and
territories. Through CMEC, ministers share information and undertake projects
in areas of mutual interest and concern.

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For further information: Tamara Davis, Coordinator, Communications and
Media Relations, Cell: (416) 804-6548, Tel.: (416) 962-8100, ext. 241, E-mail:

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