Have some pie!

CBIE and CIC gain funding for outreach

The Canadian Bureau for International Education and Colleges and Institutes Canada are two of the latest Canadian international education associations to win funding from the government’s Global Opportunities for Associations programme for the year 2014-15.

Canada: 9.3% drop in ELT students in 2013

Canada’s language sector has suffered a damaging blow due to 2012’s Foreign Service Officer strike and new regulations to the country’s International Student Programme. The second annual Languages Canada member survey show numbers dropped 9.3%, which represented a decrease of overall student numbers for Canada from 142,931 in 2012 to 129,704 in 2013.

BCCIE’s 2014 int. education award winners unveiled

Distinguished education leaders from around Canada and abroad were able to congratulate the latest winners of the BCCIE's International Education Awards this week, during a gala event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Winners represented private and public education sectors and were selected by a peer committee.

Study: Canada should promote bilingualism more

Canadian public schools aren’t doing enough to promote the country’s unique French/English bilingual society new research commissioned by the Canadian Association of Public Schools - International (CAPS-I) has found. The single most significant reason high school students choose to study in Canada for French language acquisition is the country’s bilingual environment it reports.

Canada: new name and logo for ACCC

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges has undergone a name change and re-brand to better reflect the identities of the association members it says. After 42 years, the association will now be called the Colleges and Institutes Canda (CIC) but will continue to be the voice of 95% of Canada’s publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics.

Canadian uni sued by student recruitment firm

Canada's University of Windsor is facing a legal battle with Higher-Edge, a student recruitment firm suing the university for $24.1 million over approaches to its employees and to international students directly. Higher-Edge runs the Canadian University Application Centre in various countries.