Research and Publications

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.

Research Reports

CBIE’s research reports are in depth documents geared towards its members, policy makers and other stakeholders. CBIE’s featured report on the state of international education in Canada is “A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education.”

Special Feature: Education Abroad

As a key input to the 2017 #LearningAbroad campaign led by CBIE, this special feature offers exclusive education abroad data analysis, findings and recommendations from two CBIE national research projects:

  1. An education abroad data collection survey to understand how individual institutions track, measure and report education abroad participation, and
  2. A large-scale survey on outbound student mobility participation, barriers and opportunities.

A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education 2016

CBIE’s global report on international education in Canada.

PhD Research Series

CBIE’s PhD Research Series aims to profile new experts in the field of International Education, inviting researchers to explore current social, cultural, management and policy-related issues in any aspect of the discipline.

Education Quality Assurance in British Columbia

– Lisa Ruth Brunner

Canadian higher education and immigration are two compelling topics with which to question the nation-state as a given scale of policy inquiry. This paper offers an example of how Canadian federal/provincial jurisdiction dynamics are unsettled by globalization and shows specifically how the British Columbia [BC] Ministry of Advanced Education’s Education Quality Assurance [EQA] designation was influenced by federal immigration policy. Through a combined political economy and agenda-setting lens, this higher education policy perhaps signifies the growing commodification of higher education.

Research in Brief

CBIE’s Research in Brief provides regular, succinct papers on timely themes in International Education.

International students at Ontario Colleges: a profile

In recent years, Ontario colleges have welcomed an increasing number of international students. This paper offers a comparative analysis of international and domestic students in the Ontario college system, providing data insights on student socio-demographics, regional patterns, growth trends, and education pathways.

Visit our Research Archives for a full list of CBIE Research Publications.

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