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Articulation Agreements and Partnerships

While everyone at Academy Canada is confident in the work that we do, it always helps to have independent third parties evaluate us as well. That is why we seek out as many external endorsements (accreditations, partnerships, and agreements) as possible for our programs.

We believe that these validations provide comfort to students and offer them an assurance that they are getting an exceptional education that is recognized by employers and industry.

A sample of our most important partnerships and accreditations by type can be found below.

Trades: Accreditation

Provincial Apprenticeship & Certification Board (PACB)
The PACB is an arm of the provincial government that accredits Apprenticeship programs at career colleges, unions, and public schools. It pursues a rigorous process that assesses program content, facilities, equipment, instructors, student supports, graduate success, employer satisfaction and overall approach to training annually. Students can be confident that their training meets the high standards set by the Apprenticeship system and expected by employers.

Academy Canada has had the following apprenticeship programs accredited (and reaccredited):

  • Automotive Service Technician (Entry)
  • Baker (Entry)
  • Carpenter (Entry)
  • Construction/Industrial Electrician (Entry)
  • Cook (Entry)
  • Hairstylist (Entry)
  • Insulator (Heat & Frost) (Entry)
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Entry)
  • Plumber (Entry)
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Entry)
  • Welder (Entry)

University Articulation: Multiple Programs

Yorkville University
Academy Canada is pleased to have signed a Collaboration Agreement with Yorkville University to offer our graduates from 17 different AC programs with a block transfer of credits towards Yorkville’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Academy Canada programs included in the articulation agreement include:

  • Interior Decorating
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Criminology
  • Business Administration
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Music & Recording Arts
  • Developmental Support Worker
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Esthetics & Spa Management
  • Multimedia Graphic Design
  • Massage Therapy
  • Natural Resources
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Office Administration Technology
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Esthetics & Spa Management w/ Electrolysis

Graduates from these programs will automatically receive 36-39 of the 84 credits required to graduate with a Business Administration degree. All of the required remaining credits can be done online.

Yorkville’s BBA degree is recognized by the Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario and also has approved credit transfer of certain courses towards professional certifications offered by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).

Yorkville is a Canadian national university that offers leading professional degree programs through an innovative online learning platform. Yorkville University’s programs offer adults the flexibility needed to complete a degree while balancing other commitments by providing a supportive, highly collaborative and interactive online learning community. Degree programs at Yorkville University are academically rigorous and highly regarded in professional practice. They provide training and credentials that allow graduates to advance rewarding professional careers and contribute to the betterment of society. (

Occupational Health and Safety: University Articulation

Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences

Academy Canada is extremely pleased to have an Articulation Agreement with Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS). This agreement provides graduates of Academy Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety program with advanced standing with PCU-WHS. In particular, Academy Canada Occupational Health and Safety graduates will be granted 67.5 credits required for successful completion of PCU-WHS Bachelor of Disability Management degree program.

The Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences is a non-profit, special-purpose university headquartered in Port Alberni, British Columbia. It is a statutory degree granting education and research institution for the special purpose of creating and disseminating new knowledge including applied research in the fields of return to work and disability management, workplace safety, health promotion, comprehensive rehabilitation and disability leadership studies. We are proud to acknowledge that this articulation agreement is a cornerstone that promotes and enhances student success. A collaborative effort such as this demonstrates institutional commitment to assist students with achieving academic excellence.

Therapeutic Recreation: Credit Transfer Agreement and Curriculum Partnership

Douglas College
Academy Canada has signed a lease agreement that enables our graduates to apply for transfer of credit at Douglas College. This agreement will provide Academy Canada Therapeutic Recreation program graduates with the transfer of up to 60 credits and an opportunity to apply to Douglas College’s Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation degree program.

Business Administration: Credit Transfer Agreement

Canadian Payroll Association
Academy Canada has course equivalency recognition with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) for the Accounting and Organizational Behavior courses in our Business Administration Program. For students wanting to pursue a designation such as Payroll Compliance Practitioner or Certified Payroll Manager, these courses can automatically be transferred for credit and will be accepted by the CPA as equivalent to their Introduction to Accounting and Organizational Behavior Management courses. Academy Canada is delighted to have our Accounting and Organizational Behavior courses accepted by the Canadian Payroll Association for credit transfer.

Interior Decorating: Credential Recognition

Decorators and Designers Association of Canada
The Decorators and Designers Association of Canada is a professional not-for-profit Association representing both student and accredited decorators and designers, and affiliate businesses across Canada. DDAC is the most influential Association representing decorators in Canada and recognizes Academy Canada’s Interior Decorating Program. We are listed on DDAC website.

Occupational Health & Safety: Certification

Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
The mission statement of the BCRSP is to promote occupational health and safety, environmental protection, and public safety through the certification of qualified occupational health, safety and environmental professionals. Academy Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Program meets the formal education requirements for certification with the BCRSP. Graduates must meet other personal requirements to become eligible to register for BCRSP certification. Information is available on the BCRSP website.

Massage Therapy: Partnership

Medix College
Medix is one of the largest and most respected colleges in Ontario. It has developed a reputation for offering high quality programs in the medical and personal care field. For over 40 years Medix College has been providing industry leading Health Care career training for those looking to become medical professionals. Currently, Medix College has six campuses across Ontario, including Brampton, Brantford, Kitchener, London, Scarborough and Toronto.

Academy Canada is pleased to be partnering with Medix in the delivery of our Massage Therapy program.

Music & Recording Arts: Membership

Music NL
The mandate of MusicNL is to address key issues affecting the Newfoundland & Labrador music industry. They work to implement positive change by presenting a strong voice to government, business and the community at large. They increase awareness locally, nationally and internationally of provincially produced music as an art form and as a viable industry with significant impact on the economy. Furthermore, they create and encourage opportunities which will stimulate growth of the industry. The membership is made up of musicians, composers, recording studios, distributors, managers, agents and other related music industry companies.

Music NL recognizes Academy Canada’s Music and Recording Arts Program.

Paralegal Studies: Membership

Canadian Association of Paralegals
Academy Canada is pleased to continue their commitment to providing Paralegal Studies students with the tools and training that meet industry standards and expectations. Second year Paralegal Studies students at AC are eligible to become Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP) members. Active membership offers students great networking opportunities and provides a forum through which to acquire up-to-date information on their field. The Canadian Association of Paralegals is a national organization promoting the development, visibility, and continuing education of legal professionals.

Therapeutic Recreation: Membership

NL Therapeutic Recreation Association
Academy Canada’s Therapeutic Recreation students are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Therapeutic Recreation Association (NLTRA). The NLTRA recognizes and supports the educational efforts of Academy Canada for the diploma level Therapeutic Recreation (Disability Support and Geriatric Professional) program. The association represents the professional interest of therapeutic practitioners and their clients throughout the province.

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