Alexandr, I'll give this a try, and hope you'll give a try for understanding.
Suppose I'm in a new place and want to find out what their drinks are like. I walk into a paint shop, taste brown paint, and report the chocolate milk here tastes horrid and makes you sick. The wrong question in the wrong place will yield strange answers.
It seems that you have been looking for where there are central standards, central examinations, and you found one single one - I suppose the RCM. Some
people want to go to a "standard" and so they work with this. But nobody has to go to any standard, and so the rest don't. Any knowledge I have is from direct experience. Of the people I know who got into music at the university level:
- One got educated in the far north, where one teacher took it upon herself to bring music to students. There were not central exams, no programs. He auditioned at a small university on one reed instrument, and was persuaded to enroll with another that he also played, because it was more rare - few students played this instrument.
- Another got into an arts magnet program by audition. University entry again was by audition. In that school, the RCM program was discussed and so I heard the opinions. Generally it was seen as impractical, and the theory part not reflecting the reality of music.
My own experience with music can be summarized as a big fat zero. How do you think I ended up trying to learn to read music, learning my "alphabet", in my mid-fifties, when I have had had a lifelong interest in music? When I taught public school in the early 1980's, I can't remember more than "appreciation" for music - having children sing some Christmas songs. Later with Harris' reform there was some token recognition of music. But I had to go on-line and hunt up a trombonist from some American orchestra to help the neighbour kid who got to lug home a trombone, but his "music teacher" had no idea how to play it. And then was asked to teach another neighbour girl who was keen on music, but the "recorder education" they got didn't go past memorizing fingers.
There is no central standard of any kind here. There are people with all kinds of backgrounds trying to teach, or trying to make a living teaching who have no business teaching, and some who actually know something. The students being "taught" by the inept teachers become the next line of teachers. And vast numbers of kids never, ever, have a chance for any kind of private lessons.
In regard to "Canada" - it is a vast country. In fact, Ontario itself could swallow up several European countries. Toronto has a way of appearing to be the center of the universe, and if you're there, you think it's all of Canada. Have you gone to the far north? Have you been out west, or in the eastern provinces. Are you sure that you know what is going on in this country - or more likely, just your corner, and the people you encounter.
For "propaganda" to exist, there has to be a central narrative that is officially put forth. There is NO narrative. If you seek to find a standard anything, then you are tasting brown paint trying to find the flavour of chocolate.