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At the opening of CBIE’s 50th Annual Conference, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, spoke to the importance of learning abroad for Canadian students and applauded the new national initiative announced by CBIE’s President and CEO, Karen McBride.

International students in Canada at all levels of study in 2015

Increase in international student population in Canada from 2008 to 2015

Of international students recommend Canada as a study destination

Of international students plan to apply for permanent residence in Canada

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We offer our network a wide range of opportunities to come together, either virtually or face-to-face, to learn about the latest trends and research, exchange knowledge and best practices, and strengthen national and international partnerships.


Upcoming Webinar: Integrating Resilient Mindsets into International Student Advising

In this webinar, Dr. Diana Brecher, Scholar in Residence of Ryerson Student Affairs and Arif Abu, Coordinator and DLI-R of Ryerson Student Support will present how ThriveRU seeks to encourage student excellence by fostering mental wellbeing.

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Upcoming Webinar: Immigration and International Students: The ins and outs of 2016 and predictions for 2017

Last year saw several changes in immigration policy and practice affecting international students. In this webinar, our panel will review the 5 biggest highlights of 2016, and each discuss one prediction for changes on the horizon for 2017.

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Upcoming Webinar: Express Entry and International Students: Benefits and Challenges

This webinar will provide an overview of the recent changes to the Express Entry system, examine their impact on several scenarios, and suggest approaches that international education professionals can take to help students work towards permanent residency.

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“CBIE events and PLCs provide an excellent opportunity to meet with and learn from colleagues across the country. Perhaps CBIE's greatest value is this ability to bring together professionals from across the sector to engage in open, productive and respectful dialogue.”- Marc Usunier, University of Saskatchewan
“I have found CBIE to be a valuable source of information and a way to build a network of colleagues. I have also been inspired by the work done by CBIE globally through CIDA supported programming.``- Catherine Fisher, University of Calgary
“CBIE has meant many things to my institution over the years: as an advocate for international student immigration policy, a source of high quality sponsored students, and a forum for connecting with colleagues - but in recent years its most valued contribution has been CBIE's support for the new generation of international educators in Canada. I have observed tremendous growth in the professional skills of my staff from CBIE's attention to our emerging leaders in the field and this will have a lasting impact on international education in Canada.” - Sonja Knutson, Memorial University of Newfoundland
“I have come to depend on CBIE to help position me within a recognized profession and to establish international education as an integral part of post-secondary education.”- Alison Cummings, Queen’s University
“CBIE has been the way I have developed my internationalization professional network. It has made all the difference!”- Clayton Smith, University of Windsor
“CBIE has been a source of leadership, inspiration and support for professionals in international education for decades. We value the friendly and open-minded communication with all colleagues in CBIE. Their insights and their readiness to support our work have provided a valuable source of support for us at the university-level.”- Britta Baron, University of Alberta


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