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Canada sees record growth in international students in 2018

FEBRUARY 15, 2019     Source: Chelsea Dibble

According to recently released data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), there were 572, 415 international students in Canada as of December 31, 2018. Counted by IRCC as study permit holders, the number of international students in Canada last year represented a 16 percent increase from the previous year. Earning the top spot was India with 172,625 study permit holders in Canada in 2018, a 40 percent increase from 2017. ...

BC and Vietnam partner on college mobility

JANUARY 25, 2019     Source: The PIE News

Two-way mobility of college students and staff between Vietnam and the Canadian province of British Columbia will be facilitated by a new partnership forged between BC Colleges and the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges.

B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese

DECEMBER 10, 2018     Source: BC Government

British Columbia’s Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese. The award promotes the study of Chinese language and culture by B.C. students developing their intercultural awareness and skills. The B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese is a collaborative scholarship program offering up to fifty (50) $500 Awards for B.C. students studying ...

International Education update on India’s National Capital Region (NCR)

DECEMBER 3, 2018     Source: BC's Trade and Investment Office in India

This update was compiled by BC's Education Marketing Manager under the auspices of BC's Trade and Investment Office in India. The primary objective of this update is to identify opportunities for BC institutions towards partnership and recruitment in India. The National Capital Region (NCR) is a coordinated planning region centred upon the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) ...

CBIE strengthens collaborations on intled

NOVEMBER 30, 2018     Source: CBIE

During the CBIE annual conference in Ottawa in November, CBIE signed a series of MoUs to renew its collaboration with provincial bodies across Canada.

International student growth declining in the United States

NOVEMBER 21, 2018     Source: Chelsea Dibble

Recent stats on the high number of international students in the United States have been dominating headlines. The 2018 Open Doors Report, produced by the Institute of International Education (IIE), states international student numbers in the US increased by 1.5 percent in 2017/18 to reach 1,094,792, up from just over 1.08 million in the previous period. However, while international students in the US are at a record high, new student ...

Now Open for Application: B.C. Student and Teacher Exchange and Mobility Awards

NOVEMBER 19, 2018     Source: BC Government

For B.C. Grade 8-12 school groups and B.C. K-12 teachers British Columbia’s Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the B.C. Student and Teacher Exchange and Mobility Awards. The Awards promote the development of intercultural skills and knowledge for B.C. students, and the strengthening of relationships with foreign partners (e.g., sister schools). Eligible activities take ...

7TH ANNUAL STUDY IN BC CONTEST

NOVEMBER 19, 2018     Source: Vivien Lee

A call for students to share their BC experiences for a chance to WIN!  Contest dates: November 19 – December 19, 2018 We are inviting international students who are studying in BC or have studied in BC to share their experiences by entering into the 7th Annual Study in BC Contest! Please help promote the contest by sharing this poster among your networks or in ...

Visiting French Teacher Scholarships

NOVEMBER 5, 2018     Source: BC Government

The Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education is providing scholarship awards to promote the recruitment of French language and French immersion teachers to B.C. The two scholarships are as follows: Visiting French Teacher Training Scholarships There are five (5) awards of $3,000 each for prospective teachers from France or Belgium studying in a qualifying Teacher Education Program at a B.C. post-secondary institution. ...

International student numbers doubled in last 20 years, says OECD report

OCTOBER 1, 2018     Source: Chelsea Dibble

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) latest Education at a Glance report says the number of international students in higher-education programs worldwide has exploded in the past two decades, rising from two million in 1999 to five million seventeen years later. The report examines education systems across 35 OECD countries and various partner countries. “Studying abroad is an opportunity to access ...

CBIE research highlights record growth of international students in Canada

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018     Source: Chelsea Dibble

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) published a Research in Brief recently on the record-breaking numbers of international students in Canada in 2017. CBIE’s research, using both open and obtained data, highlights key trends with regards to level of study, province or territory of study, and country of citizenship of international students. Last year, 494,525 international students came to Canada, surpassing the ...

International Education Update on South India

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018     Source: BC's Trade and Investment Office in India

This update was compiled by BC's Education Marketing Manager under the auspices of BC's Trade and Investment Office in India on selected educational institutes based in South India (Chennai and Bangalore.) The primary objective of this update is to identify opportunities for BC institutions towards partnership and recruitment in the South India region. Background South India comprised of ...