ICS Consumer Information

General Information

Name of Institution: ICS Canada

Address: 610-245 Victoria Ave., Westmount QC H3Z 2M6

  • Accredited by the DEAC on February 16, 2009

CEO: Kermit Cook

Accreditations and Agency Email Contact Information
ICS Canada is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Serving Students with Disabilities
We are dedicated to working towards meeting the needs of our students. We are expanding our reach and inclusiveness by extending the accessibility and usability of our portals and program content for students with disabilities. Learn more about our commitment to serving students with visual, auditory, or manual dexterity disabilities.

ICS Canada has also secured program specific recognition from:

  • Guild of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Accountants
  • Transport Canada
  • Canadian Bookkeepers Association
  • Association of Bridal Consultants
  • Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA Canada)

Mission & Description

Institution Mission Statement
ICS is one of the oldest and largest distance learning institutions in the world. The school provides courses and services that are designed to meet the life-long learning needs of the adult learner.

The mission of ICS is to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and credentials that can help them work toward their goals of advancing in their chosen field, starting a new career, or pursuing lifelong learning. The school strives to fulfill this mission by providing breadth and depth of courseware, applicable technology, and a wide array of flexible services aimed at the needs of the adult learner. Courses not only teach current marketplace skills, but also present liberal arts offerings and develop critical thinking, writing, and mathematical abilities. The mission is supported by an admissions policy that allows students with appropriate prior education to enrol in courses without regard to race, religion, gender, age, colour, national origin, or physical disability.

The school assesses fulfillment of its mission and achievement of institutional effectiveness through ongoing studies of student academic success, measurement of student satisfaction, and evaluation of the career outcomes of graduates.

Areas of Special Focus
Allied Health, Trade, Automotive, Natural Health, Business, Technology, and Education.

Courses/Programs: See here.

Success Indicators

Percentage of Students surveyed¹ who responded –

  • Did you achieve, or will you have achieved upon completing your studies, the goals you had when you started this course or program? – 96.6%
  • All things considered, were you satisfied with your studies with us? – 96.6%
  • Would you recommend these studies to a friend? – 93.4%
    ¹ Based on 743 surveys received from 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018

Student Achievement
ICS Canada focuses on providing educational programs and pathways that empower self-motivated, independent learners to acquire the skills and competencies needed for successful entry into their chosen technical and professional fields. ICS Canada monitors achievement and application of competencies through the review of student performance data across multiple choice assessments, projects, and/or final comprehensive exams. Student achievement reflects the mastery of course and program outcomes for each area of study and forms the basis for continuous improvement in advancing student learning and enhancing program/course offerings. ICS Canada offers a variety of non-degree programs to meet the needs of a growing adult population who seek flexible and affordable educational pathways. As each individual student is unique so are the levels of achievement based on the demonstration of the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained in the chosen course or program. For program or course specific outcomes, please contact ICS Canada.