ALL SECTOR NEWS

APAIE Vancouver 2022

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020     Source: APAIE

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to provide further information regarding the postponement of APAIE-Vancouver to 2022. As the previous announcement mentioned, due to the ongoing global pandemic, there will be no physical APAIE Conference & Exhibition until 2022. There will be a smaller, virtual event in March 2021, for which details will be shared from the APAIE Secretariat in due course. We can now confirm the 2022 APAIE Conference ...

Provincial and federal updates in response to COVID-19

SEPTEMBER 18, 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 ...

Presentations and Webinars

AUGUST 31, 2020     Source: BCCIE

Presentations, courses, and webinar recordings providing COVID-19 industry support information. BC Campus BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of BC by facilitating, hosting, supporting, and sharing innovative, exciting, and productive opportunities for educators and institutions to connect and collaborate. Through a variety of webinars, workshops, summits, conferences, and learning sessions, we bring ideas and action together ...

Go-Forward Guidelines

AUGUST 5, 2020     Source: The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

In preparation for the 2020/2021 academic year, public post-secondary institutions collaborated with key stakeholders, the BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafeBC, the Deputy Provincial Health Officer, and key education partners and stakeholders to develop comprehensive health and safety guidelines for campus operations during the pandemic. Read the Go-Forward Guidelines in full. The below protocols provide guidance ...

IRCC announces changes to facilitate online learning for international students

JULY 14, 2020     Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced additional measures to support international students beginning a new program online this fall with Canadian learning institutions.

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 ...

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 ...