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Call for proposal – Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program

As part of Canada’s new International Education Strategy, Colleges and Institutes Canada has been selected by the Government of Canada to design and administer a new outbound student mobility pilot program. This investment by the federal government will provide thousands of post-secondary students with the opportunity to study and work overseas, strengthening their global competency and enriching Canada’s economic prosperity.

Initially planned for April 2020, due to COVID-19, the full program launch has been postponed to the spring of 2021, or as soon as conditions permit. During this delayed period, Colleges and Institutes Canada has launched a call for proposals to member institutions for innovative outbound student mobility projects. This upfront investment will allow member institutions to test different tools, supports and services to build inclusive study/work abroad opportunities, adjust programming to a COVID-19 environment, and will serve as a stepping-stone for the full implementation of the program.  Member institutions may submit applications as individual institutions or as a consortium of post-secondary institutions. Criteria for funding is detailed in the application guidelines.

Questions related to the application guidelines and/or Call for Proposal should be directed to internationalmobility@collegesinstitutes.ca. Colleges and Institutes Canada will respond to all inquiries on a weekly basis through a Frequently Asked Questions document – updated every Wednesday until October 28, 2020.

Proposals must be submitted via our online portal by 8pm (EDT) on Friday, October 30, 2020.