The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is an agency of the Government of Ontario that conducts research and provides evidence-based recommendations to government to improve the accessibility, quality and system improvement of Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges and universities. HEQCO employs a multifaceted research approach to inform the implementation of meaningful policies that improve postsecondary education in Ontario, Canada and around the world.

HEQCO Consortium

In November 2022 HEQCO launched a provincial RFP to select education/training providers and other stakeholders to join a newly established HEQCO Consortium on International Education. The Consortium will provide evidence-based research to inform policies and practices around international education in Ontario.

The Consortium will address the following questions:

  • How can institutions, communities and government support quality, accountability and sustainability of international education in Ontario?
  • How can government and institutions support the transition of international students to successful labour market outcomes and immigration?