EQUIS is an international accreditation (based out of Europe) that reviews academic institutions. MBA programs, while not specifically reviewed, are the main flagships for EQUIS accreditation. EQUIS is maintained by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
As this is a European based accreditation (and requires a strong international component), not all Canadian schools pursue EQUIS. Those that do likely have a strong connection to either Europe or International recruitment. The standard accreditation for North American schools is AACSB.
To gain EQUIS accreditation, schools must show a strong balance between high academic quality and professional relevance through close interaction with the corporate world. In addition to requiring a certain quality level in all activities, Schools require a high degree of internationalization in their programs to also qualify for EQUIS accreditation.
Canadian Schools with EQUIS
Universite du Quebec au Montreal
Simon Fraser University
University of Victoria