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  • This photo is from CBIE web site.
  • *** This Slide is in English Only ***Education is a provincial jurisdiction in Canada (meaning each province is responsible of the education system ). This slide demonstrates that the education system in Canada is not central or singular, as each province / territory has its own pathway.Although it may seem complicated, it can be distilled as shown on the next slide.(Chart Source: CMEC)
  • Note that between there is mobility between the three yellow boxes under Post-Secondary Education (Cégeps, Colleges and Technical Institutes, Universities).
  • *** This Slide is in English Only ***This slide is from CBIE’s Flagship Report, showing historical and projected growth of international students in Canada.
  • Photo Information:Entry to the 2012 CBIE Photo and Video context from Layla Katherine de Freitas F. Santana, a SWB student at Brock University studying Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy.
  • Photo Information – all are entries to the2012 CBIE Photo and Video Contest.Clockwise:Anna Paquin at McGill University, studying MSc in Urban and Regional PlanningPaula Masera from Uruguay, on a study exchange in OttawaEsther Carmona from Mexico, studying at the University of Victoria, on a trip to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.
  • Photo Information:Entry to the 2012 CBIE Photo and Video context form Augustina Carriquiry, studying at HEC Montréal
  • Photo Information:Raphael Pantaroto, a SWB student at the University of Waterloo (Stephen Hawking in the background)Note that the term “co-op” is not really understood and you should try and elaborate on the concept a little bit. Shelley describes a co-op placement as very formal, structured and fully incorporated into a program. A student will usually study for a semester and then work (paid ) for a semester.An internship is more ‘informal’ – usually one day per week, unpaid, although a student will get credit for the internship towards their academic program.
  • “Average” Language Admission Requirements for undergraduate programs:TOEFL: 550-580; IELTS: 6.5-7.0
  • Another program to highlight, and the Government/Embassy staff in the audience will be pleased if you did because numbers are low is International Experience Canada Program.Canada has a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine that enables the Government of Canada to issue work permits to Ukrainian citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 who wish to travel and work in Canada for up to one year through International Experience Canada.The web pages are printed off and attached to the power point. Below is the eligibility criteria for the young professionals category (the other categories are working holiday and internships for some fields of study). Information is available on the same site provided about visa requirements ( Eligibility Criteria for the Young Professionals CategoryThis Young Professionals category is designed for Ukrainian citizens, particularly graduates of a post-secondary educational institutions in Ukraine, who wish to further their careers by gaining work experience under a pre-arranged contract of employment in Canada (maximum 12 months).To be eligible for the Young Professionals category, you must:be between the ages of 18 and 35 inclusive at the time your application is received. Your application must be stamped as received by the Office of the Embassy of Canada in Kyiv on or after your 18th birthday, and before your 36th birthday; be a Ukrainian citizen holding a Ukrainian passport that remains valid throughout the period of stay in Canada. This means that at the time of application your passport should be valid for approximately another 26 months to account for the application processing time of 8 weeks, the one year validity of the Letter of Introduction, and the normal stay of 12 months. The work permit will not be longer than the validity of the passport.  prior to departure from the Ukraine, be in possession of a departure ticket leaving Canada at the end of your authorized period of stay or sufficient financial resources to purchase such a ticket; have the equivalent of C$2,500 to help cover your expenses at the beginning of your stay; provide a clean Ukrainian Policy Certificate; not be accompanied by dependant(s) under your IEC application; be prepared to take out health-care insurance for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada; have obtained a signed of offer or contract of employment in Canada that is related to your field of professional expertise (degree and/or work experience) and that supports your career development (progression or lateral movement); pay a participation fee that is equivalent to C$150 in Ukrainian Hryvnia; have not participated in International Experience Canada more than once before.
  • Educating the Global Best and Brightest - Cemep Presentation to Students (3/12/2012)

    1. 1. Educating the Global Best & Brightest: Post-Secondary Education in Canada Dr. Basel Alashi, Vice-President for International Partnerships – CBIE Presentation to Students of Colegio CEMEP December 2012
    2. 2. About CBIE The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is Canada’s national, bilingual, not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to making Canada a global leader in international education. CBIE is the national voice promoting Canadian international education on behalf of members by mobilizing expertise, knowledge, opportunity and leadership. CBIE’s pan-Canadian membership comprises all levels of education, including schools and school boards, cégeps, colleges, polytechnics, language schools and universities, which enroll over 1.2 million students from coast to coast to coast.
    3. 3. Overview About Canada and the Canadian Public Post-Secondary Education System Why Study in Canada? How to Study in Canada Questions and Answers
    4. 4. About Canada • Second largest country in the world, with almost 35 million people • 10 provinces and 3 territories • Officially bilingual (English / French), with more than 200 languages spoken • High employment and strong economy • Excellent standard of living across the country • Picturesque, with four distinct seasons
    5. 5. Structure of Public Post-Secondary Education in Canada Graduation and Employment Public Post-Secondary Education Cégeps Colleges and Universities Technical InstitutesApprenticeship, • Diplôme •Doctorate (2-5 years)Vocational and d’études •University Transfer  collégials Programs (1-2 years) •Masters (1-2 years) Technical (2-3 years) • Applied and Bachelor’s  Training Degree (4 years) •Bachelor’s Degree (3-4 years) • Diplomas (2-3 years) (1-2 years) • Certificates (1-2 years) Secondary School
    6. 6. Canadian Public Post-Secondary Education There are both public and private post-secondary institutions in Canada There are over 250 publicly-funded universities, colleges and institutes from coast to coast to coast  This includes more than 75 universities, more than 125 colleges/technical institutes and 51 Cégeps In 2011 almost 1.2 million students were studying at Canadian public universities, and 1.5 million were enrolled in credit programs at public colleges Canadian public post-secondary institutions have very strong research mandates, and is the second largest performer of research in the country 240,000 international students study in Canada every year
    7. 7. International Students in Canada – Then & Now 4.3% avg. 11.5% avg. increase per year increase per year Projection
    8. 8. Why Study in Canada? Canadian qualifications are valued around the world  High academic standards and rigorous quality assurance  Range of institutions with many academic program choices  World leader in language training  Canadian credentials recognized as equivalent to those obtained in the United States and Europe Affordable education  Canada’s quality of education and living standards are among the highest in the world  Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for international students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the United States
    9. 9. Why Study in Canada? Healthy, safe and diverse communities  The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the top places in the world to live  Safe environs, both on and off campus  Excellent health care system  Range of settings to studying in and visit, from cosmopolitan cities to picturesque towns  Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada
    10. 10. Why Study in Canada? Exciting campus life  Latest technology and modern amenities  Many options for extracurricular activities  Opportunity to meet and gain valuable experience from faculty and fellow students Support services  Public post-secondary institutions offer a full range of services including exam preparation, fitness facilities, stress management, wellness centres, academic support and career counselling International student advisors (ISAs)  ISAs support international students before and upon arrival, and through their academic studies.
    11. 11. Why Study in Canada? Innovative opportunities  Opportunities to be involved in research, even at the undergraduate level  Canadian public post-secondary institutions are world leaders in co-op and internship placements CBIE’s 2009 survey ofinternational students founds that 90% of students wereeither satisfied / very satisfied that they chose to study in Canada.
    12. 12. How to Study in Canada: Find a Program Choosing the right program for you:  Field of study / specialization, level of study  Type of institution, including reputation, size and geographical location  Application requirements, application deadlines (start early!) Useful Resources:  Education Canada Step 1-2-3 (  The Searchable Database “University study programs in Canada” (  Contact the International Student Advisors at the institutions that interest you, and the Program Coordinators for the program you would like to apply to (listed on their respective web sites)
    13. 13. How to Study in Canada: Determine Costs How much?  Tuition costs depend on the program and level of study, and which institution  Starts at around $10,000 per year and can reach $75,000+ (MBA, Medicine, Law)  You also need to factor in the cost of living (accommodation, transportation, food)  Ranges from $6,000 to $15,000+ depending on where and how you choose to live Useful resources:  Education Canada Step 1-2-3 (  Most institutions’ web sites have budget calculators to help determine real costs  You should contact the government of your country or the financial aid office of the university or college you wish to attend to obtain information about scholarships and other award opportunities.
    14. 14. How to Study in Canada: Visa Requirements• Any students coming to Canada needs: • to provide an acceptance to an academic program; •to demonstrate that they can financially support themselves (and their family) while in Canada; • to be a good citizen, with no criminal record and not be a security risk to Canada; • to have good health; and • to be able to satisfy a Canadian Immigration Officer that they will return to their home country upon completion of study.
    15. 15. Working During Studying Jobs for International Students While Studying  On campus: International students who are registered full-time at a public post- secondary institutions (and some private institutions) who have a valid study permit are eligible to work on campus without a work permit while completing their studies  Off-Campus: International students who are registered full-time at a public post- secondary institutions or in an approved program at an eligible privately funded institution, who have received a work permit and only work up to 20 hours a week during academic sessions are able to work off-campus while completing their studies Internships and Co-op Programs  Many institutions offer work placements (usually called internships and co-op programs) as a way to enhance academic curriculum with real world experience  A great way to better your CV, make contacts and earn money!
    16. 16. Working After Studying Working after Graduation  There are a number of opportunities for international students to work upon completion of their studies.  There are also immigration possibilities. For example international students who upon graduation gain at least one year of work experience in managerial, professional or technical positions can apply for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class.  For more information on these programs visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site (
    17. 17. Questions?
    18. 18. Contact Information Dr. Basel Alashi Vice-President,International Partnerships +1-613-237-4820