Dealing with cultural differences in the classroom

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:27:31 +0000

When we add newcomers to the diverse student mix in a typical Canadian post-secondary classroom, we have the possibility of delight as well as tension. The delight is the opportunity for students to learn from each other and develop an appreciation of how others do things. On the other hand, tensions can develop leading to […]

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Applications for Quebec Experience Program’s Graduate Stream suspended until November

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:12:28 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Applications to the Quebec Experience Program’s Graduates Stream are being suspended until Nov. 1, 2019, the Government of Quebec has announced.  Details of the suspension are laid out in new ministerial instructions issued July 10 by province’s Immigration Minister, Simon Jolin-Barrette. There are two exceptions to the new […]

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Students from India now outnumber those from China at Canadian schools

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:11:17 +0000

Canadian universities are experiencing a surge in the number of international students from India, who now outnumber Chinese students.  Statistics provided to the Globe and Mail newspaper by the Canadian High Commission in India show that 172,000 Indian citizens held a Canadian study permit in 2018 compared to 142,000 from China. The Globe and Mail […]

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Canada extends application period for Post-Graduation Work Permits, drops valid study permit requirement

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:12:51 +0000

International students hoping to remain in Canada on a Post-Graduation Work Permit now have six months to apply once they obtain their notice of graduation and are no longer required to have a valid study permit.   The Government of Canada announced the changes on Thursday, February 14, along with other modifications to the popular program. […]

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Studying in Canada with mental health challenges

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 23:57:43 +0000

It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 30; we want to talk about handling mental health for students doing post-secondary studies According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, approximately 20 per cent of the population will have a mental illness in their lifetime. Some illnesses are more prevalent among young adults, and going to college […]

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Get a study permit as an international student in Canada

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 19:57:24 +0000

In order to study in Canada as an international student, you must get a study permit. A study permit is a document Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issues that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions in Canada. Get a study permit for Canada To be eligible for a study permit, you must meet several […]

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English language tests and the impact on international students

We all put too much emphasis on test scores Language tests are an important factor in determining whether international students are admitted to universities. We live in testing times. We also live in a time of globalization, immigration and the internationalization of schools and universities around the world. Our current obsession with school accountability and […]

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Four ways to prepare for post-secondary

For young adults, summer is typically spent preparing for college or university in the fall. If you are a parent or a student, lots of questions may be running through your mind about academics, campus life and what to expect in those first few months of school. It is an exciting time, but can also […]

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One-third of study permit applications are refused

Each year, an increasing number of international students study in Canada. Canadian post-secondary institutions constantly market abroad, and educating foreign students is estimated to be an $11.6-billion per year business. Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Ahmed Hussen frequently speaks of the benefits that international students bring to Canada and of doing […]

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Higher Education Forum focuses on Indian international students

The education sector has emerged as priority sector for both Canada and India, says Ajit Someshwar, chair of Canada India Foundation (CIF), which organized a Higher Education Forum July 5-6, 2018, at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario. In fact, the sector is worth $20 billion annually in Canada, he says. In 2018, more […]

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