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Canada has launched a new national credential wallet platform.

Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada have announced a new bilingual credential wallet for post-secondary and post-graduate students.

This credential wallet is named “MyCreds” and will enable users to securely access post-secondary documents, transcripts and graduation credentials and awards.

This bilingual wallet was designed with support from two Vancouver based firms known as Digitary, which is a document issuing company and Split Mango, which is a Canadian website design firm. All learners, employers, verifiers and third parties can make use of this national platform and supporting website.

“Today is an exciting milestone for our national community and for Canadian post-secondary students and graduates in general as we progress to the next stage of providing a dedicated digital credential wallet for Canadian post-secondary students.”

“We are on track to achieve our ultimate goal, which is the full launch of a national, secure digital network through which domestic and international students may share their official, digitized post-secondary transcripts and credentials.”

Romesh Vadivel, president, ARUCC.

Four partnering organizations worked together via ARUCC National Network Project to create MyCreds. These organizations are as follow: ARUCC, the Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer, the Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers, and the Canadian Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council User Group.

MyCreds wallet has various features which are extremely helpful for the students. Some of MyCred’s key features are 24/7 access to a personalized learner credential wallet; bilingual service and support in French and English; and the facility to access, view, control and share  verified and official transcripts, credentials, badges, micro-credentials and documents in a digitized format.

“As the registrar of a larger, urban university, the provision of digitized credentials to post-secondary learners across Canada is hugely beneficial, particularly given the Covid situation,”

“We work tirelessly to help our students, graduates and alumni showcase their academic achievements and propel them forward into their careers.

“Trusted, secure digital credentials can enable our post-secondary learners with anytime access to their own verified credentials which can be shared with whomever they choose,”

Charmaine Hack, chair, ARUCC National Network Project and registrar, Ryerson University.

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