News Releases

April 30, 2024

CICan Announces 2024 Awards of Excellence Recipients

Celebrating Outstanding Achievements in Canada’s College and Institute Sector Calgary, April 30, 2024 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) proudly announces its 2024 Awards of... Read more
April 16, 2024

Colleges and Institutes Ready to Partner in Budget 2024 Commitments

Ottawa, April 16, 2024 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) welcomes Budget 2024’s commitment to addressing Canada’s most urgent challenges by investing in workforce development.... Read more
March 4, 2024

Colleges and Institutes Canada Partnership to upskill 1,000 Canadians for jobs in key innovation sectors

Short-term upskilling opportunities are being funded by Upskill Canada as part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Upskilling for Industry Initiative. TORONTO, February 29,... Read more
January 30, 2024

Open Letter to Minister Miller: Concerns Regarding January 22nd, 2024 Announcement on International Student Program

The following letter was addressed to the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada. Dear Honourable Marc Miller, On behalf of... Read more
January 24, 2024

60 new virtual simulations provide more innovative learning experiences for healthcare students

Ottawa, January 24, 2024 – On the occasion of the International Day of Education, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), in partnership with Simulation Canada, announced... Read more
January 22, 2024

CICan’s statement in response to federal announcement regarding a decreased number of new international student permits in 2024

Ottawa, January 22, 2024 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) issued a statement in response to today’s announcement by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and... Read more
January 18, 2024

CICan Challenges Colleges and Institutes to Mobilize Their Communities Towards Climate Action

Ottawa, January 18, 2024 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) announced the launch of the third edition of the ImpAct-Climate Challenge, uniting Canada’s largest post-secondary... Read more
January 17, 2024

Updated CICan statement on comments regarding a potential cap on international student enrollment by federal officials

Ottawa, January 17, 2024 –Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) today updated its statement, originally published on August 22, 2023, in response to comments regarding a potential... Read more
January 9, 2024

Colleges and Institutes Canada and Mark’s Commercial Launch Student Pitch Competition to Revolutionize Safety in the Skilled Trades

Ottawa, January 9, 2024 – As part of our joint commitment to a thriving and safe skilled trades sector, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and... Read more
December 6, 2023

Ten Campus Living Labs highlight strategies to integrate sustainability across campus activities

Ottawa, December 6, 2023 – Colleges and institutes across the country are demonstrating ways to think and act holistically on climate change by turning their campuses... Read more
November 29, 2023

Four Bursaries Awarded in National Campus Sustainability Challenge

Ottawa, November 29, 2023 – Four student climate leaders, each from a different college or institute, will be further empowered with a new bursary through... Read more
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November 22, 2023

Colleges and Institutes Canada Call on the Government’s Support in Addressing the Student Housing Crisis on National Housing Day

Ottawa, November 22, 2023 – On the occasion of National Housing Day, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) today issued the following official statement: “Safe, affordable,... Read more
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November 21, 2023

New mobility-focused innovation projects will reduce barriers to studying or working abroad

More Canadian colleges and institutes will be able to create accessible international work and learning experiences for Canadian students, thanks to 27 new mobility-focused innovation... Read more
November 10, 2023

Canada’s post-secondary institutions to help empower African student with the first 14 BCDI 2030 scholarship projects

More than 200 African students will have the life-changing opportunity to study at a Canadian post-secondary institution thanks to the first 14 scholarship projects launched... Read more
October 31, 2023

New Tool Helps Construction and Manufacturing Businesses Build Strong and Diverse Workforces

Ottawa, October 26, 2023 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is proud to introduce ApprenticeConnect, a bilingual platform to support apprentice recruitment, training, and retention for... Read more