Eligibility of Institutions

Only Canadian degree-granting institutions are eligible to participate in the program. These institutions are eligible only if they have received, annually, an average of $100,000 or more from the three federal granting agencies:

To be considered degree-granting, an institution must meet both of the following criteria:

  • It must be authorized by a provincial or territorial government to grant its own university degrees. A postsecondary educational institution affiliated or federated with another degree-granting institution will be accorded its own independent eligibility, if it receives its operating budget directly from the provincial government (Ministry of Education or Higher Education or equivalent) and has its own board of directors.
  • It must have conferred degrees during the two calendar years prior to application or have students enrolled who will receive degrees during the calendar year of application or within the three succeeding years. The institution must provide evidence of its authority to confer degrees and evidence that degrees were or are expected to be granted within the required time period.

Method of allocating Chairs