Colleges Ontario releases sector-wide standards to protect international students

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Colleges Ontario recently released a set of sector-wide standards that will protect international students. The standards include transparent and accurate marketing, requiring international agents to complete an endorsed agent training program, ensuring that students receive key information before arriving in Ontario, and providing students with help adjusting. Colleges will be expected to be compliant by ...

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SK institutions strike partnerships in India during provincial trade mission

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  During a recent trade mission to India led by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, postsecondary institutions connected with and struck partnerships with Indian institutions as part of a broader effort to foster collective knowledge exchange between SK and India. The University of Saskatchewan signed Memorandums of Understanding with Chandigarh University, the National Institue Technology Jalandhar, and ...

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Federal court ruling in favour of study permit applicant has positive implications for international students: CIC News

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A recent decision by the Federal Court on Tehrani v Canada has positive implications for international students, writes Julia Hornstein for CIC News. Mahyar Haji Tehrani, a citizen of Iran, was accepted to Northeastern University in Toronto and applied for a study permit to enter Canada. His application was reportedly refused when the officer was not ...

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Forbes releases rankings of top employers in Canada in 2023, Sheridan tops list

Forbes has released its list of the top employers in Canada in 2023 and several postsecondary institutions were featured prominently. The rankings assessed companies and institutions with at least 500 employees based on surveys that asked employees questions about their current employer and other companies they would recommend. Several postsecondary institutions appeared in the rankings, ...

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AB, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute collaborate on postsecondary opportunities, engagement

Growing post-secondary partnerships with India

  The Government of Alberta and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the ties between postsecondary institutions in Alberta and India. The two-year partnership will facilitate new student opportunities, greater collaboration and knowledge sharing, and increased engagement with students and faculty. It also includes priorities for both jurisdictions, including enhancing recruitment ...

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HEQCO releases report advising on college, government, partners’ responsibilities toward international students

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The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has released a report discussing international students and the responsibility that college, private partners, and government have to support them. Authors Julia Colyar, Jackie Pichette, and Janice Deakin write that international student numbers have increased in response to government funding cuts, but that these students often require ...

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Advisory for Indian Students seeking Admission in Foreign Universities/Institutions

UGC likely to allow PhD enrolment under distance education

                University Grants Commission has received several complaints from Indian students pursuing studies abroad regarding misleading claims being made by foreign universities/institutions in respect of the courses offered by them and validity of their degrees. In order to avoid misguidance of Indian students by Foreign Universities/Institutions, UGC has decided to issue an advisory to students as under ...

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YorkU Schulich announces MHIA program

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York University’s Schulich School of Business has announced that it will launch a Master of Health Industry Administration program in Fall 2023. The program, which York says is one of the first of its kind in Canada, will develop the next generation of healthcare leaders for the healthcare industry. The one-year program brings together leadership ...

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11 Canadian institutions rank among top 250 for employability on GEURS 2022-2023

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    The Global Employability University Ranking and Survey (GEURS) has released its 2022-2023 rankings. The ranking identifies the top 250 universities for employability based on international employers’ perspectives on six criteria: Graduate skills, specialization, academic excellence, focus on work experience, digital performance, and internationality. 11 Canadian institutions appeared in the rankings this year: the University of Toronto (#11), ...

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UNB, MAHE partner to create new pathway for Indian-trained RNs to work in Canada

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The University of New Brunswick recently partnered with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in India to reduce barriers for Indian-trained Registered Nurses to gain employment in New Brunswick. UNB and MAHE will offer a dual degree program to train Registered Nurses for work in NB. MAHE will follow comparable curriculum and supports for writing ...

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Cape Breton Regional Police look to CBU international student population for recruits

The Cape Breton Regional Police Service is looking to the growing international student body at the local university as a potential source for new officer recruits. (Tom Ayers/CBC) In an effort to ensure the police force better reflects the population, the Cape Breton Regional Police are looking to Cape Breton University's international student population for new recruits. ...

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U of T, UBC, McGill, McMaster lead Canadian institutions in THE World University Rankings 2023

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          Times Higher Education has released the 2023 edition of the World University Rankings and four Canadian postsecondary institutions have appeared in the top 100. The top institution for Canada was the University of Toronto (#18), followed by the University of British Columbia (#40), McGill University (#46), and McMaster University (#85). Other high ranking Canadian universities ...

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Canada lifts international student work hour restrictions, announces project to automate study permit processing

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship The Government of Canada has made two key announcements related to international students. First, the off-campus work hours limit for international students has been temporarily lifted. International students and eligible individuals who have submitted a study permit application will no longer be restricted to 20 hours a week ...

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AB funds initiative to attract international students, work-integrated learning expansion

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, after being sworn into office, in Edmonton on April 30, 2019. The Alberta government says it plans to spend $1 million to establish a non-profit organization that will work to attract more international students.

  The Government of Alberta has recently made two announcements related to investments in the areas of international student recruitment and work-integrated learning. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has received $1M to establish the Alberta Bureau for International Education (ABIE), an independent non-profit organization that will showcase AB PSE to prospective international students. AB is ...

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Seneca opens Service Hub to facilitate access to student services

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  Seneca College has opened a new Service Hub, which will provide students with a centralized location where they can seek services, supports, and information. The Service Hub reportedly takes a first-of-its-kind approach to providing student support on topics such as registration, fees, career planning, and counselling through nine different channels including web, social media, apps, ...

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Centennial, Fanshawe, Seneca partner to launch film, TV production micro-credentials

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    Centennial College, Fanshawe College, and Seneca College have partnered with government and industry to fill the labour shortage in the film and television industry through micro-credential programs. The eight micro-credentials will provide industry professionals with a way to upskill, while also providing the colleges’ current students with a way to gain additional in-demand skills. Centennial ...

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EduNova launches post-graduation program for international students

EduNova, a provincial co-operative association of education providers based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has launched the Post-Graduation Immigration Support Pilot Program. The new program aims to support and retain international graduates by providing information and personalized coaching. “This program will help Nova Scotia international graduates navigate the Canadian immigration system and identify their best ...

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