Main Content

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
Read more
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?
Read more
February 21, 2020

CICan joins the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works initiative in Kenya

Ottawa, Canada, February 21, 2020 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works initiative in Kenya. By working closely with Kenyan partners and post-secondary institutions, CICan will contribute to the Mastercard Foundation’s goal of enabling 30 million young Africans, particularly young women, in dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. The Young Africa Works TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) program in Kenya will focus on strengthening skills training programs for the key economic growth sectors identified in Kenya’s Vision 2030 and its Big Four agenda – Agriculture, Health, Manufacturing, Housing.... Read more
Read more
February 18, 2020

Canadian colleges and institutes to support women’s training and empowerment in Senegal

Ottawa, February 18, 2020 – As announced during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Senegal last week, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will play a key role in implementing the initiative, Mille femmes: Je suis femme, j’existe, je participe (One Thousand Women: I am woman, I exist, I participate - FEP), which will facilitate access to professional and technical training for Senegalese women. The project will adapt training to the needs of women working in numerous sectors of the informal economy, taking into account their professional and life experience. This initiative will help women hone their skills and develop income-generating... Read more
Read more
February 11, 2020

Canadian colleges and institutes to support the green economy in the Caribbean

Ottawa, February 11, 2020 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) celebrated the official launch of the new Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE) program today in St. Lucia. SAGE will support demand-driven technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in key economic sectors vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Lucia. The 5-year program will focus on increasing the capacity of local training institutions to deliver gender-sensitive skills training programs that meet economic and environmental needs in the region, by leveraging the expertise of Canadian colleges and institutes. The ultimate goal of the program is a more qualified labour force... Read more
Read more
October 2, 2019

Canadian colleges and institutes support education for employment in Tunisia

Ottawa, October 1, 2019 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) announced the official launch of its new Education for Employment (EFE) Program – Al-Najah Tunisia last Friday in Tunis. The program will support higher education and graduate employability in Tunisia’s network of Institutions of Higher Technical Education (ISET - Institutions supérieures d’études technologiques) through collaboration with Canadian colleges and institutes. Thanks to $5.8 million in funding from Global Affairs Canada over four years, and administered by CICan, the initiative will contribute to the economic empowerment of young graduates, particularly young women, living in Tunisia’s most underprivileged regions. This will help to... Read more
Read more