Upgrade Your Skills

We offer professional development courses online, onsite, or in Canada.

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Study in Canada or Abroad

We manage scholarships and internships within Canada and around the world.

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How many international students were hosted in Canada in 2015?

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Build a World-Class School

We provide institutional design, development and management services.

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Who We Are

A global leader in international education, dedicated to equity, quality, inclusiveness and partnership.

Established in 1966, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is a national, not-for-profit, non-governmental membership organization dedicated exclusively to international education.

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International students in Canada at all levels of study in 2014

Increase in international student population in Canada from 2008 to 2014

Of international students recommend Canada as a study destination

Of international students plan to apply for permanent residence in Canada

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Upcoming Events

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.


Professional Development Workshops

IETP II | Immigration Policy and Law in Practice | Securing Support for Internationalization | Virtually Global | Education Abroad 101

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International Education Conference

Our annual Conference is the Canadian meeting place for international educators and stakeholders from around the world. Attracting 800+ participants, 40+…

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International Education Week #IEW2016

International Education Week (IEW) is celebrated worldwide every third week of November. This year the week spans November 14-18, 2016…

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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


Register now for CBIE’s International Students and Education Program (ISIEP)!

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News about our work in IE, collaboration missions, and partnerships.

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Join IE professionals across the education sector, from K-12 to postgraduate.

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Contact Us

Canadian Bureau for International Education

220 Laurier West, Suite 1550
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1P 5Z9

T (613) 237-4820
F (613) 237-1073
E communication@cbie.ca