COVID-19 Travel Toolkit

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021     Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

As of September 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EDT, Canada will allow entry of travellers from any country for discretionary reasons if they have been fully vaccinated with Government of Canada-accepted vaccines, at least 14 days prior to entering Canada, and if they also meet specific entry requirements. Important: All travellers arriving or returning to Canada must continue to use ArriveCAN to submit their travel information. See ...

BC Ministry announce IE Mobility Programs and International Student Ambassador Pathways Scholarships

AUGUST 19, 2021     Source: BCCIE

British Columbia’s Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the International Education Mobility Programs and the International Student Ambassador Pathways Scholarships.  International Education Mobility Programs B.C. school districts are eligible to apply for the International Education Mobility Programs (IEMP). These programs are intended to support B.C. school districts to engage ...

Quarantine and Isolation for International Students FAQ Updates

AUGUST 17, 2021     Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has updated the Quarantine and Isolation for International Students: Frequently Asked Questions information. Read full document.

Quarantine and Isolation FAQ for International Students

JULY 14, 2021     Source: BCCIE

Global Affairs Canada has shared a document, developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, that answers frequently asked questions around quarantine and isolation for international students and offers clarification regarding Designated Quarantine Facilities (DQFs). Read full article.

Supporting post-secondary students affected by India, Pakistan travel restrictions

APRIL 23, 2021     Source: Advanced Education and Skills Training

Mental health supports are available to BC post-secondary international students who are affected by the new federal flight restrictions between India, Pakistan and Canada. Students who are feeling stressed or anxious about these new restrictions, or who are unable to return to their families, have access to free 24-7 supports, including Here2Talk. Students can access chat sessions with a trained counsellor online by downloading the free ...

Provincial and federal updates in response to COVID-19

APRIL 23, 2021     Source: BCCIE

Provincial updates The Province of British Columbia is aware of the significant pressures that many students are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are actively working to determine how best to support students in this unprecedented time. These resources may be of help to international students in BC. We will update the list as information becomes available. Information about all COVID-19 provincial support is ...

New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates

APRIL 14, 2021     Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

April 14, 2021—Ottawa—Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy.

New partnership between Royal Roads University and ITESO pairs tourism students on social innovation projects

MARCH 9, 2021     Source: Chelsea Dibble

“I wanted my students to get involved in a project that is not solely in the walls of a classroom,” says Dr. Eugene Thomlinson, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University (RRU). Over the past few months, Eugene has been leading a collaborative tourism project with colleagues at the Jesuit University of Guadalajara (ITESO) in Jalisco, Mexico. Using COIL methodology ...

Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training statement on safe return to campus this fall

MARCH 9, 2021     Source: Advanced Education and Skills Training

Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, has issued the following statement regarding post-secondary education in fall 2021.

AIEA Recognizes Dr. Randall Martin with 2021 Charles Klasek Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of International Higher Education

FEBRUARY 17, 2021     Source: Association of International Education Administrators

Washington, DC (February 17, 2021) —The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is pleased to announce Dr. Randall W. Martin, Executive Director of the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), as the 2021 Charles Klasek Award recipient. The award recognizes his service as a scholar and researcher, educator and mentor, senior administrator and advisor, organizer and advocate within the field of ...

2021 Taiwan Scholarship

FEBRUARY 12, 2021     Source: BCCIE

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to: Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world. Provide opportunities ...

VCC assumes International Secretariat role of Asia-Pacific Student Exchange Network

JANUARY 21, 2021     Source: Vancouver Community College

VANCOUVER, BC — Vancouver Community College (VCC) has become the International Secretariat of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), overseeing student and faculty mobility to and from those regions. VCC takes over from Japan’s Toyo University to manage UMAP’s network of more than 600 colleges and universities in 36 countries and territories for a five-year term. With this role, VCC, and the province, have the opportunity to ...