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The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) is dedicated to offering professional learning opportunities for its members. This includes our internationally respected Annual Conference, as well as a range of programs and services to support members at all stages of their careers. 

We are committed to:

  • Providing access to professional resources to support archives and records professionals to be effective in their careers
  • Delivering important, informative research at our Annual Conference
  • Publishing cutting-edge research in the ACA’s journal, Archivaria
  • Partnering with hosts across Canada to design and deliver professional development programming close to home
  • Mentoring and supporting new professionals through Student Chapters and associated programming
  • Reviewing and continually improving the ACA’s Guidelines for a Graduate Program in Archival Studies

The ACA is committed to providing access to all our members. If you require special accommodations, please contact and we will work to accommodate your request to the best of our ability.

Graduate Archival Education in Canada

Graduate coursework is available at several universities in Canada, including the following*:

British Columbia

University of British Columbia iSchool
Master of Archival Studies (MAS)
Dual Master of Archival Studies and Library and Information Studies (MASLIS)


    University of Manitoba
    Faculty of Arts, Department of History
    Master of Arts, Archival Studies (MA)


    University of Toronto iSchool
    Master of Information (MI)Archives & Records Management (ARM) Concentration


    McGill University
    School of Information Studies
    Master of Information Studies (MIST)
    Graduate Certificate in Digital Archives 

    Nova Scotia

    Dalhousie University
    Faculty of Management, School of Information Management
    Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS)

    * The list is provided for reference only and the ACA does not guarantee its accuracy or comprehensiveness. This list does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or approval of any graduate archival education program. For more information about each program, please visit the program website and/or contact the university's directly. 

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