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Certifications and Audits for Language Education Companies

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Orion is the only auditing firm specializing in the language industry in North America.

We work with over 300 language service companies and have been supporting Languages Canada members for over 10 years. 

We are currently the only firm endorsed by three language industry associations to audit their membership and offer certification to most of the commonly requested language industry standards. Our vast and lengthy experience means that we truly know and understand the language industry, including its typical processes, software, and terminology.

As a result, our accreditation services are efficient and effective, and we will work with you to establish mutual goals up front to make sure your needs are fully met. We also give back to the language industry by sponsoring industry events and providing free webinars on standards.

Who Is Languages Canada?

Languages Canada is Canada’s national language education association representing more than 210 language education programs in over 185 study locations across Canada. Their member schools offer accredited English and French programs for both the public and private sectors. In 2016, Languages Canada’s accredited language programs generated $1.44 billion in export revenue for the Canadian economy.
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To maintain a valid membership in Languages Canada, members must obtain and maintain their accreditation with Orion.

As a condition of membership with Languages Canada, all member schools must be accredited by Orion to the Languages Canada Quality Assurance Standard.

Orion operates at arm’s length from Languages Canada with an open, transparent, and confidential audit scheme that maintains the integrity and rigour of Languages Canada’s standards. Each level of review is completed by different members of a team of highly qualified, independent professionals.

Certifications and Audits for Language Education Companies

The Languages Canada accreditation process is defined in the Accreditation Manual and includes the following stages:

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