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Classification of Instructional Programs, 2021

Released: 2022-11-08

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021 Version 1.0 is released. CIP Canada 2021 Version 1.0 replaces CIP Canada 2016 Version 1.0. This version represents the ten-year structural revision to this standard classification, which is used to classify instructional programs according to field of study.

The classification revision includes structural changes, clarifications of titles and definitions, changes to examples and exclusions, and the creation of new classification items.

CIP Canada 2021 Version 1.0 reflects various changes and improvements, such as the move of Veterinary instructional programs from Series 51 - Health professionals and related programs to Series 01 - Agriculture and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields, as well as the move of medical doctor residencies/fellowships from Series 60 - Health professions residency/fellowship programs to a new Series of their own, Series 61 - Medical residency/fellowship programs.

There has also been a significant addition of instructional program classes in emerging fields of study, including for example, cannabis-related programs, computer programming, data science and data analytics, energy systems technologies and energy systems repair and maintenance, interdisciplinary fields, and residency and fellowship programs for nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants.


The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021  (Catalogue number12-590-X) is now available.

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