Meet the CATCan Network's members and explore their jurisdictional activities, resources, and expertise.
CATCan Network members work together to improve learner pathways and mobility opportunities for students across the country.
CATCan Network partners share information and collaborate on planned and ongoing projects and operational information about how their organizations manage:
Provincial, national, and international stakeholder relationships
System initiatives affecting student mobility
Research and data collection
Specific pathways regarding post-secondary admissions and transfer, prior learning assessment and recognition, and high school transitions.
This helps partners identify new opportunities and address shared challenges associated with student mobility, with a focus on opportunities for project collaboration and continuous improvement.
Established in 1974, the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) is an arm’s-length advisory body that reports to Advanced Education. ACAT works collaboratively with stakeholders to provide advanced learning system oversight, support, and advice regarding access to learner pathways and mobility, with a focus on students, admissions, and transfer. ACAT’s work includes management of Alberta’s Learner Pathways System (LPS, including Transfer Alberta), provincial and interprovincial collaboration, and support for articulation committees and Alberta Transfer and Pathways System institution members in Alberta, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
Established in 1989, the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) oversees the BC Transfer System, enabling important links between its member post-secondary institutions, the education ministries, and the public and private education sectors. BCCAT facilitates admission, articulation, application, and transfer arrangements among post-secondary institutions for the benefit of students. BCCAT works collaboratively with post-secondary partners to address credit transfer challenges and opportunities and informs stakeholders through conducting research, providing advice, and answering questions related to student transfer, mobility, and success in the BC post-secondary system. BCCAT supports students by providing web-based planning tools (BCTransferGuide.ca), and assists the transfer and articulation community by delivering policy and practice resources and efficient technology services.
Established in 2010, the Council on Articulations and Transfer of New Brunswick (CATNB), originally structured as a participatory Council of the NB department of Post-Secondary Education and Training and Labour (PETL), since 2017 operates more as a provincial lead in learner mobility, in partnership with PETL. CATNB works collaboratively across the NB education system to be a catalyst for learner mobility through information sharing and credit transfer, as well as prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR). CATNB enables a link between the NB post-secondary institutions, the education ministries (K-12 and post-secondary), as well as the public and private education providers, and PLAR related stakeholders, to facilitate articulations and transfer and PLAR to ensure an on-going improvement and enlargement of educational and employment opportunities for learners.
Established in 1990, Campus Manitoba is a consortium of Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions. Through collaborative system-level initiatives, Campus Manitoba facilitates student mobility and expands access to post-secondary programs for students in Manitoba. Its current platforms include an online learning portal providing a single access point to online courses offered by consortium partners (eCoursesMB.ca), a resource for post-secondary education and career pathways in Manitoba (SetYourCourse.ca), and a repository of openly licensed textbooks (OpenEdMB.ca).
Established in 2016, the Nova Scotia Council on Admission & Transfer (NSCAT) is a collaboration of the eleven publicly-funded universities and colleges in Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. NSCAT serves as the organization through which collaborative systems that support student enrolment, mobility and success are managed. Our student-facing website, MyNSFuture.ca/MonAvenirenN-É.ca, provides information about Nova Scotia’s universities and colleges and their institutions’ online applications, and access to collaborative Tools for Students: MyTransferCredits – transfer credit equivalencies & block transfer agreements; MySpring&SummerCourses – province-wide summer session course list; and MyTranscripts – secure electronic exchange of transcripts.
Established in 2011, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) was created to enhance student pathways and reduce barriers for students looking to transfer among Ontario’s 45 public postsecondary institutions. As a member organization, it works with those institutions to develop transfer credit policies and practices to ease student mobility. ONCAT also maintains ONTransfer.ca, a website for students interested in learning how to transfer their courses.
The Saskatchewan Transfer Credit and Learner Pathway Council, which formed in 2016, is a partnership of Saskatchewan’s credit granting institutions and the Ministry of Advanced Education. The Council encourages and facilitates increased accessibility, learner mobility and learner academic success by promoting pathways among Saskatchewan's post-secondary institutions within and outside the province. The Council also acts as the structure that represents Saskatchewan at pan-Canadian tables and conferences with regards to inter-provincial mobility and transfer credit. Primary council members include the Ministry of Advanced Education, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and Briercrest College and Seminary. Affiliated members include all regional, federated and affiliated colleges, aboriginal and northern educational institutions and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
The purpose of the Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer (PCCAT) is to facilitate the implementation of policies and practices that support student mobility both within and among Provinces and Territories and granting of transfer credit in order to improve access to post-secondary education in Canada.