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May 13, 2020

Leveraging international education for a globally connected and prosperous Canada

This joint op-ed with Universities Canada was originally published in iPolitics on May 11, 2020.   Canadians understand the importance of welcoming individuals from all around the world to our country.  Canada is a desirable destination for trade, travel, study and immigration. We know that our prosperity and international competitiveness rely on being open to people and opportunity from every corner of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis without modern equivalent. The actions Canada takes post-emergency can set the foundation for a sustainable growth and recovery with global opportunity in mind. We believe that Canada’s colleges and... Read more
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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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January 22, 2019

CIIP signs new four-year agreement with IRCC for continued pre-arrival services

Ottawa, January 22, 2019 – Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) was selected to be among 16 service providers to offer future Canadians services as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) renewed pre-arrival program. CIIP (also known as Planning for Canada) provides Economic-Class and Family-Class immigrants with in-person and online pre-arrival group information sessions, as well as individualized planning sessions to support their social and economic success in Canada. The new agreement, announced today at CICan’s offices in Ottawa by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is part of a... Read more
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December 1, 2015

CICan and the IOM join forces to support immigrant integration

Ottawa, December 1, 2015 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are launching a new joint initiative: Planning for Canada. This groundbreaking partnership builds on years of experience providing pre-arrival support to individuals and families preparing for their move to Canada.                                          Planning for Canada will help newcomers find work that reflects their skills and education, and assist them in making informed settlement decisions. The program will be offered in-person in 12 countries, with the capacity... Read more
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September 18, 2015

2015 International Report Card on Public Education: Key Facts on Canadian Achievement and Equity

Abstract The comparative performance of education systems is attracting more attention than ever before. In Canada, questions have been raised about whether we are keeping pace with the world’s leading education systems, and whether our performance has been eroding over time. There are also concerns about whether too many students from less advantaged backgrounds are being left behind. This report reviews the latest international evidence regarding achievement and equity in education. It shows that, in terms of achievement, Canada consistently places among an elite group of high performing countries and economies. Moreover, Canada continues to be a leader in terms... Read more
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March 6, 2015

2015 Immigrant Integration Symposium Presentations

All 2015 Immigrant Integration Symposium presentations contained in one PDF file. Presenters & Topics Nick Noorani: An overview of the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians and growth opportunities for colleges and institutes related to the new Express Entry System (Immigrant Advocate and Social Entrepreneur and Chair of the Government of Canada Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians ) Andrew Galley: Brokering Success – Improving skilled immigrant employment outcomes through strengthened government-employer engagement (Mowat Centre) Kelly McGahey: Engaging with Employers (Hire Immigrants Ottawa) Thomas Gulian: Supporting the Economic Integration of Immigrants through Social Innovation, Applied Research and Partnerships (Collège de Maisonneuve) Maureen... Read more
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