For over 25 years, CBIE has conducted research on international education in Canada and from a Canadian perspective to meet the needs of its members, as well as public and private sector partners.

Gathering data and providing insight into Canada’s international education sector is one of CBIE’s core activities. Our research is impactful, informative, responsive, relevant and current.

CBIE has collaborated on internationalization research with leading Canadian thinkers, including Sheryl Bond, Sheila Embleton and Jane Knight. CBIE is a founding member of the Association of Studies in International Education, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Studies in International Education, and collaborates in research projects of counterpart organizations worldwide. CBIE is a key partner in Rethinking Internationalization, an initiative of the International Association of Universities.

Custom Reports

CBIE conducts major, commissioned reports on timely themes in international education.

Research Reports

CBIE’s publishes in depth reports geared towards its members, policy makers and other stakeholders.

CBIE’s featured report on the state of international education in Canada “A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education 2016” is available here.

Research Series

Since 1990, CBIE has published briefs on current trends in the Canadian internationalization sector through its Millennium Research Series, PhD Research Series and Research in Brief.

Facts and Figures

CBIE compiles fast facts on international student mobility, the economic impact of international education and education abroad.

Click here to access international education Facts and Figures.

Contact us for custom research requests, or visit our Research and Publications page to see some of our current publications.

To access past publications, visit our Research Archives.