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International students in Canada at all levels of study in 2018

Increase in international student population in Canada from 2010 to 2018

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.

  • 21 Thu

    Join us on a collaboration mission to build relationships between Canadian and Filipino higher-education institutions in March 2019.

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    Employment status has been cited as a key determinant of success for a growing number of international post-secondary students in Canada. In 2018, CBIE, in collaboration with its member institutions, surveyed over 14,000 international students about their experience in Canada, including a focus on employment. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities presented in the survey findings specific to employment factors in the international student experience. Following the webinar participants will be able to: Articulate how employment factors into students’ pre-arrival decision-making and expectations Describe how employment experiences and prospects influence students’ overall experience in Canada and post-graduation migration plans Understand how demographic differences influence students’ aspirations regarding employment in Canada and abroad Pinpoint areas of concern, service gaps and opportunity for improving students’ employment experiences during and after their studies Reflect on their stake in improving international student employment as institutions, service providers, governments and employers Apply timely, evidence-based insights into employment-related strategic planning across these diverse mandates Presenters Lisa Deacon, Datafest Ottawa Lisa Deacon is the lead of Datafest Ottawa, a social enterprise which spurs data and technology-enabled social innovation. Between 2014 and 2018 she led the design, administration and analysis of the CBIE International Student Survey, [...]

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    09 May

    Quebec Regional Meeting

    May 9 - May 10

    Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

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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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