History

BCCIE was first established in 1991, incorporated under the Society Act. Since then, our sector has evolved dramatically and so has the organization. 2012 marked a pivotal year in BCCIE’s history, as the organization officially became a Crown Corporation under the responsibility of the Ministry of Advanced Education.

In 2013, we were proud to publish BCCIE’s first Service Plan. This plan is consistent with BC’s International Education Strategy as well as Canada’s International Education Strategy. Through this Service Plan, BCCIE supports the maturation and growth of International Education and works closely with both national and provincial authorities. These jurisdictions have been nudged into step with what practitioners and leaders have known for some time: The importance of International Education as a driver of our economy, education sector, demographics and communities, and a catalyst for individual change and experiential learning.