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Canada’s colleges applaud Budget’s international education strategy

March 23, 2011 — A $10 million international education strategy announced in yesterday’s federal budget will benefit Canada’s 150 colleges and institutes.

“This new strategy will support international marketing abroad and increase recruitment of international students. This is an important move that will encourage more foreign students to see Canada as a country of choice to study, do applied research, and, for some, to stay on to become active Canadian citizens,” says James Knight, President and CEO of ACCC.

The budget offers two-year funding to develop and implement an international education strategy that would include promotional activities, offices abroad, and dissemination of better market intelligence to Canadian institutions.

ACCC is a founding member of the Canadian Consortium for International Education Marketing, the group of five national educational associations representing most of the institutions recruiting international students, that had recommended increased Federal support to a more coordinated and robust international marketing effort.

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For more information:

Debby Duford
Communications Officer
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Tel.: (613) 746-2222, ext. 3116

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