About CanCred Passport


CanCred Passport is a free service for end users (“earners”) of Open Badges.

Your free Passport account is a secure place for you to:

  • Accept and upload Open Badges from any service that supports the Open Badge standard
  • Store and manage your badges
  • Display your badges on Pages, or in “micro-portfolios” with other files and multimedia content
  • Share your badges on social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

We’re a proudly Canadian service focused on serving Canadians. Our servers are in Canada and we comply with the privacy laws of Canada and the European Union.


About Open Badges

“Get recognition for skills you learn anywhere” openbadges.org

Open Badges is an open technology standard for digital credentials, developed by the Mozilla Foundation in 2011, to recognize the learning, know-how, achievements, skills and attitudes that develop across peoples’ lives, not just in formal education.

Although this phenomenon is still new, millions of badges have already been issued around the world. Soon you’ll start seeing more and more opportunities to earn badges through education, community service and in the workplace.

Open Badges are highly valuable for learners but also for educational institutions, non-profit organizations and private sector companies. They can use them to set goals, build learning pathways and engage students or employees.

Take pride in your achievements! Build a versatile and interesting gallery of your skills and know-how to support job applications or admission to educational programs.



LEARN Quebec is excited to be pioneering Open Badge eCredentials on CanCred.ca for students, teachers, parents and employers in our communities. We’re looking forward to collaborating on Open Badge initiatives with our partners and colleagues here in Quebec and across Canada. Our goal is to build inclusive skills ecosystems using this flexible and modular technology for the authentic recognition of learning.

Michael Canuel, Ed.D.
Chair, Canadian e-Learning Network (CANeLearn)


Kwantlen Polytechnic University is pleased to be an early adopter of CanCred.ca. We see Open Badge eCredentials as a key building block to help us achieve the goals of our Academic Plan. Open Badges can map learning pathways that connect theory to practice. Open Badges can also connect our students to our community as they work with local industries, solving real world problems and driving innovation in our region.

At Kwantlen we believe that learning happens everywhere and we’re committed to open educational practices that help our students grow, demonstrate and be recognized for their capabilities. CanCred.ca’s Open Badge system will help us get there.

Alan Davis,
President and Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Want to know more? Check out these community resources:


Interested in issuing Open Badges?

Visit our companion site CanCred Factory to learn how!