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February 21, 2020

Innovative Collaborations: Working together to promote education and strengthen the study permit application process

In June 2018, Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched the Study Direct Stream (SDS) in China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines. To support the growth in study permit applications, students from those countries can benefit from faster processing times by demonstrating upfront that they have the financial resources and language skills to succeed academically in Canada. A significant development for Canada’s international education industry, many have wondered, how was SDS developed and why those four countries?
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May 17, 2016

College and Institute Innovation Highlights from the 2014-15 Applied Research Survey

Canada’s colleges and institutes foster innovation that supports economic growth and social development. They improve the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and community partners through the development of new and improved technologies, processes, products and services. This fact sheet provides a summary of the Colleges and Institutes Canada 2014-15 Survey of Applied Research Activity based on 113 responses from our members.
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September 1, 2015

Budget 2016: Priorities for Canada’s Colleges and Institutes

Canada’s extensive network of colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics serves over 3,000 communities from coast to coast to coast. These vital community hubs foster economic and social development and provide access to education for all Canadians. Canada’s approaching 150th anniversary affords a unique opportunity to make strategic investments in post-secondary education to ensure Canada’s continued future prosperity.
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Tags: 2016 Budget, Budget
August 27, 2015

Sustaining Economic Growth and Prosperity: Skills Development and Innovation | Pre-Budget Consultations – 2015 Federal Budget

Colleges and Institutes Canada recommendations focus on maximizing opportunities for skills development and labour market participation for all Canadians. Integration of youth, vulnerable groups, and immigrants into the labour market through colleges and institutes is essential for addressing skills gaps.
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Tags: Submission, Pre-budget, Federal Budget, Federal Consultations
August 27, 2015

College and Institute Applied Research – Accelerating Business and Community Innovation | Environmental Scan 2013-2014

Colleges and institutes contribute to the research and innovation cycle in Canada through applied research. More specifically, they directly contribute to applied research through enhanced research infrastructure, involvement of faculty and students, and the création of partnerships with the business, industry and social innovation sectors. Colleges and institutes receive the majority of their funding from the Government of Canada.
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Tags: Applied Research, Environmental Scan, Innovation, Entrepreneurship