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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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June 9, 2017

With One Voice | Strategic Plan 2013 to 2019

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, as well as an international leader on applied education and innovation, with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. Working in close collaboration with industry and community partners, CICan’s members offer more than 8000 programs at campuses serving urban, rural, remote, and northern communities all over Canada, contributing to inclusive economic growth.
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May 9, 2017

Inclusive Innovation at Colleges and Institutes : Highlights from the 2015-2016 CICan Applied Research Survey

Canada’s colleges and institutes, together with their public and private sector partners, foster innovation in all sectors of the economy: from building and construction technology to healthcare and agri-food. Over the past five years, they have significantly increased their institutional and human capacity and now offer environments in which entrepreneurial solutions to real-world problems are developed and implemented. The following is a summary of the 2015-2016 Survey of Applied Research Activity based on 119 responses.
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December 3, 2015

The Role of Community Colleges in Skills Development: Lessons from the Canadian Experience in Developing Asia

The Asian Development Bank officially launched its new publication on the lessons to be learned by Asian countries from the Canadian college and institute experiences on Tuesday‎ December 1st at ADB Headquarters in Manila. The launch was made by the Senior Advisor on Education at the Bank, Mr Brajesh Panth, at the Annual ADB International Forum‎ on Skills, where CICan also presented on how to drive quality improvements by outcome measurements, and how to integrate entrepreneurship within technical curriculum. In light of the growing engagement of CICan and it's member institutions in supporting the improvement of college and institute systems... Read more
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