There are also labour mobility agreements in Canada. Although the above discussion applies to all transfer credits, whether domestic or foreign, there are benchmarks that we accept, as given in the U.S. education system for convenience and political reasons. For example, we accept the work of our own state or our university system, or schools with which we have articulation agreements than others. We can even accept lower grades for transfer credits from schools with which we have articulation agreements than others. We do so for reasons that go beyond the pedagogical assumptions described above and often without reference to the success potential of students in our own university. For example, the following regulated professions have agreements with different countries: many admissions officials deal with university level with years. Such a practice naturally implies consistency between national systems in terms of programme intent and intensity, a concept that is probably impossible to defend. Other criteria have been proposed: years of match studies in each subject against the American carnegie unit (to determine the equivalence of the high school): offer the foreign-trained person the opportunity to sit down for challenge exams or credits. There is some consolation in the management of the first of them, because quantification is possible and numbers, in one way or another mystic, serve as justification for our action. The truth is that it is difficult to define a high school us or a “standard” university system that can measure the foreign system.
While counting years and/or courses may be useful in decision-making, these qualifications should not be considered as a single criterion. Relevant issues such as the intensity of programs and access to other levels of education should be considered. Keep in mind that this is an informal “graduation equivalency.” Some recruitment managers will just take your word for it, and maybe your training is not that important to the job – North American employers tend to be more flexible in terms of education than in Europe or Asia. There are international agreements that help facilitate the free movement of professionals between different countries – check whether such an agreement exists between your home country and Canada for your profession or regulated trade. Note that there is no “degree equivalence” at the international level. Education systems are structured differently and curricula are very different, which can make it difficult for immigrants to assess and have their training recognized abroad.