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Webinar Recording – The International Student Voice: Motivations & Experience on Employment

April 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Cost: Members: $99 | Non-Members: $125 Register

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


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, advancing its potential to illuminate and amplify the experiences of international students in Canada.

Melissa Payne, Director of Member Relations

Melissa Payne is the Director of Member Relations and is responsible for managing the member experience including the delivery of professional development, networking and research services to support capacity building in the international education sector.


April 3, 2019
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