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May 15, 2020

Update from International Experience Canada

We’ve been informed that effective May 8th, 2020 and lasting until further notice, only foreign nationals currently outside Canada who: (i) hold a valid IEC work permit or Letter of Introduction; and (ii) have a current and active offer of employment will be permitted to enter Canada. This new provision applies to all three streams of IEC work permits: international co-op, young professionals, and working holiday. For more information, please consult the International Experience Canada website and a web page we developed on Questions and Answers related to COVID-19. Multilingual Resources for International Students: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has... Read more
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Tags: International, covid19
April 23, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the International Education Sector in Canada

QUESTIONS FOR IRCC International students 1. PGWPP i. Can IRCC provide specific criteria to DLIs regarding the letters of support (for PGWP application) for current international students who experience changes to their study plans as a result of COVID-19; that is, will a general letter outlining an institution’s actions in this time suffice? Or does each student need a personal letter outlining how COVID-19 impacted their individual study plan and how this new plan was supported by the institution? Response Due to travel restrictions, IRCC acknowledges that students may be unable to travel to Canada and wish to start their... Read more
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Tags: International, covid19, PGWP
April 15, 2020

COVID-19 updates from International Experience Canada

The Government of Canada is working closely with partners in Canada and around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), to respond to the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). One measure that the Government of Canada has put in place is to limit travel to Canada. This restriction has an impact on youth who come to come through one of Canada’s 36 youth mobility arrangements. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the federal department responsible for International Experience Canada (IEC) the program that manages these youth mobility arrangements on behalf of Canada. At this point in time,... Read more
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Tags: International, covid-19, update, students
March 31, 2020

The latest on COVID-19

As the federal government’s response to COVID-19 continues to evolve daily, we remain committed to monitoring and sharing updates in order to better serve our members and be your voice in Ottawa. Visit our new webpage gathering all of our most recent updates.  Be sure to check in often as we are constantly updating the content as information becomes available, including our advocacy with the federal government and freely available teaching and learning resources. We also invite you to join our weekly webinar series for updates on our efforts in Ottawa and to share amongst yourselves how the situation is evolving in your various regions and what approaches you are taking to tackle the challenges. Join us... Read more
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Tags: Applied Research, International, covid-19, update
June 21, 2010

Internationalizing Canadian Colleges and Institutes: The First National Report on International Education and Mobility

In 2009, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), with the support of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), launched the first national survey on international education and mobility at Canadian colleges. This will act as a baseline study, allowing for more accurate assessment of changes in the degree of internationalization in the coming years. Individual colleges will also be able to use the data as a benchmark on how they are doing in comparison to their peers, and to inform the development and implementation of their internationalization policies.... Read more
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Tags: Education, International