Presentations and Webinars

JULY 8, 2020     Source: BCCIE

Presentations, courses, and webinar recordings providing COVID-19 industry support information. ISEP Insights Webinars Join Senior International Leaders across the ISEP Community to discuss moving forward in a COVID-19 world. Session One Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT Session One – Speaker Panel Moderator: Sanford Ungar – Director of The Free Speech Project at Georgetown University. Sanford also serves on ISEP’s ...

StatsCan releases report on post-secondary international student numbers prior to COVID-19

JUNE 22, 2020     Source: Chelsea Dibble

A newly released study by Statistics Canada found that international students at Canadian post-secondary institutions made up a large share of new enrolments in recent years particularly in the areas of mathematics, computer, and information sciences. The study was based on the 2017/2018 Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS), which contains enrolment data from almost all publically-funded postsecondary institutions in ...

Two scholarship opportunities for Canadian students

JUNE 11, 2020     Source: Consulate General of Japan

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for the following Scholarships: 2021 Undergraduate Scholarship –  for Canadian students who wish to study at a Japanese university. The Undergraduate Scholarship is aimed at high school graduates, born on or after April 2, 1996. The term of the scholarship is 5 years, beginning in April ...

Global Internship Conference – Free Online Sessions

MAY 15, 2020     Source: Global Internship Conference

Virtual International Internships – A 360° view of student, university, and employer involvement Date: Monday June 1, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT Realizing the COVID-19 challenges related to international travel restrictions, health, safety & security concerns, and the economy; students and universities are looking at Virtual Internships as an alternative to traditional in-person international internships. Our ...

Provincial and federal updates in response to COVID-19

MAY 14, 2020     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 ...

Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education

APRIL 22, 2020     Source: BCCIE

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education were created to recognize the enormous contributions of B.C.'s exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff that are vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province. The Premier’s Awards provide students, parents, teachers and other members of the community with an opportunity to celebrate those who make a real difference in B.C. schools.

Free counselling service launches for post-secondary students

APRIL 16, 2020     Source: Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

VANCOUVER – The Government of British Columbia has launched Here2Talk, a new mental-health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students. The service offers confidential, free single-session services by app, phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A message from Honourable Melanie Mark

APRIL 6, 2020     Source: Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an exceptionally challenging time for every person involved in B.C.’s post-secondary, skills and training sector. I know that some of you are being directly affected by this virus or are concerned about friends and family here and around the world. I recognize that many of you are worried about paying your bills, finishing your programs, returning home and being disconnected from your communities. I ...

Financial aid: Canada Emergency Response Benefit

APRIL 3, 2020     Source: BCCIE

If you have lost income because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will provide you with temporary income support. International students in Canada are eligible for the CERB. Eligibility The benefit will be available to workers: Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old; Who have stopped working because of COVID-19 or are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits: Who had income of at ...

Government of Canada information resources – COVID-19

MARCH 11, 2020     Source: Government of Canada

Cabinet Committee on the federal response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (PMO)   Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update (PHAC) Outbreak update Symptoms and treatment Prevention and risks Being prepared For health professionals Canada’s response Travel advice Travel Advice and Advisories (GAC)    Travel Health Notices (PHAC) China (Avoid non-essential travel) Hong Kong (Practise usual ...

Canada had another year of record growth in international student numbers

MARCH 3, 2020     Source: Chelsea Dibble

According to recently released data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), there were 642,480 international students in Canada as of December 31, 2019. Counted by IRCC as study permit holders, the number of international students in Canada last year represented a 13 percent increase from the previous year. Earning the top spot was India with 219,855 study permit holders. Following India was China, which sent ...

Study abroad scholarships in Taiwan

FEBRUARY 10, 2020     Source: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver (TECO)

The 2020 Taiwan Scholarship Program and the 2020 Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program have both been announced. They are excellent opportunities for BC students to study in Taiwan with support from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver (TECO). 2020 Taiwan Scholarship 2020 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship In addition to the Huayu Enrichment program for studying Mandarin in Taiwan, the ...