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Inbound Trade Mission with Japanese Education Agencies

AUGUST 8, 2022     Source: Languages Canada

BCCIE and Languages Canada are proud to announce that BCCIE will participate in the Inbound Trade Mission with Japanese Education Agencies. BC public and independent K-12 schools, and public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions and language schools are welcome to join, but spaces are limited. Institutions who are members of both Languages Canada and located in BC should register here. BC ...

New Measures for Foreign Nationals with Expired or Expiring Post-graduation Work Permits and Applicants to the Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathways

AUGUST 2, 2022     Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is implementing measures for former international students…

Survey: International students choose Canada for its reputation as a safe and inclusive country

JULY 21, 2022     Source: BCCIE

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has recently released the results of their 2021 annual international student survey. The survey contains data from over 41,000 students from 67 Canadian educational institutions. International students provided input on their experiences with all aspects of studying in Canada. They answered questions about why they decided to study in Canada, their experiences while ...

UMAP-Canada Scholarship Program

JULY 15, 2022     Source: UMAP-Canada

With the generous support of Global Affairs Canada, the UMAP International Secretariat, currently hosted at Vancouver Community College, is providing funding for study abroad programs (physical and virtual) within the UMAP consortium. The UMAP-Canada scholarships are available to Canadian citizen students of Canadian UMAP member institutions to study at UMAP member institutions in other countries and for foreign nationals from a UMAP member ...

Educational Exchange between B.C., Mexico Students Expanded

JUNE 30, 2022     Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

A new partnership with Jalisco and Guanajuato state governments will give more British Columbian students opportunities to learn in Mexico. The Province is enhancing academic partnerships between Mexico and B.C. through the signing of two memoranda of understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, the Ministry of Education and Child Care, and Jalisco and Guanajuato. “The flow of post-secondary students, ...

BC Medical Services Plan Coverage Continues for People with Maintained Status

MAY 2, 2022     Source: BC Ministry of Health

On April 29, 2022 the BC Provincial Government announced that effective May 1, 2022, the Medical Services Plan (MSP) policy will be updated so individuals who remain in BC with maintained status will have access to temporary MSP coverage until a decision is made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on their application for extension. Maintained status holders are non-Canadians who are legally authorized by IRCC to work or ...

Government of Canada to Remove Pre-entry Test Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Travellers on April 1

MARCH 17, 2022     Source: BCCIE

On March 17, 2022 the Government of Canada announced that effective April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Fully vaccinated travellers seeking to arrive in Canada before April 1, 2022 must still have a valid pre-entry test. Travellers arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may need to take a COVID-19 ...

Recording Available: Advancing BC and Mexico Higher Education Dialogue Event

MARCH 4, 2022     Source: BCCIE

On February 16, Global Affairs Canada and BCCIE hosted a special virtual event that brought together representatives from BC and Mexico to explore Indigenous opportunities for partnership, collaboration and learning. The morning plenary spanned two hours and saw 215 participants in attendance. For the afternoon B2B session, 32 institutional bilateral meetings were held over a five-hour period. The event provided an opportunity for BC and ...

StrongerBC Economic Plan Provides Framework for Future Growth

FEBRUARY 23, 2022     Source: BCCIE

On February 17, the Provincial Government launched StrongerBC: A Plan for Today, a Vision for Tomorrow, a new long-term economic plan that “puts people first” by investing in skills training, building resilient communities, and positioning BC as a world leader in a low-carbon economy. As forecasted in BC’s latest Labour Market Outlook, there will be more than one million jobs openings over the next 10 years. The StrongerBC Economic Plan ...

Government of Canada Lightens Border Measures as Part of Transition of Pandemic Response

FEBRUARY 16, 2022     Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

On February 15, 2022 the Government of Canada announced a series of adjustments to the current border measures, representing the beginning of a phased easing of travel restrictions. Recent data indicates that the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak in Canada. As provinces and territories adjust their public health measures and transition away from the crisis phase, the Government of Canada is moving ...

2022 Taiwan and Huayu Enrichment Scholarships

FEBRUARY 8, 2022     Source: BCCIE

2022 Taiwan Scholarship 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. ...

One Million Jobs Forecast in BC’s Labour Market Outlook

FEBRUARY 7, 2022     Source: BCCIE

BC’s latest Labour Market Outlook (LMO) forecasts more than one million job openings into the next decade, creating opportunities for students and jobseekers to develop their skills and find rewarding jobs of the future. The LMO is a 10-year forecast that helps government and businesses guide resources to support the future workforce and it gives British Columbians up-to-date information so they can make decisions about their future career ...