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The Canada Course for Education Agents: ICEF Berlin Workshop, October 2012

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“The Canada Course represents excellent international cooperation between the Canadian government, key education stakeholders in Canada, and ICEF,” Markus Badde, CEO of ICEF, said at the ceremony. “We were all extremely committed to developing good content that would further education agents’ ability to accurately and professionally represent Canada as a study destination to international students.”

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The Canada Course for Education Agents: ICEF Berlin Workshop, October 2012

  1. 1. STUDY AND RESEARCH IN CANADA !The Canada Course for Education AgentsForeign Affairs and International Trade, CanadaLanguages Canada (Member of the CCIEM)ICEF
  2. 2. World of Opportunity
  3. 3. EDUCATION EXCELLENCE• Highest percentage of 25-64 year-olds achieving higher education among OECD countries• Consistent high quality of education across the country• Academic credentials valued worldwide• 3 Canadian universities in the Top 50 of the QS University Ranking and 20 in the Top 500 of 2012• 5 Canadian MBA schools in the Top 100 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings of 2012
  4. 4. Barometer RisingAttractiveness of Study Destinations in 2011Note: Excludes respondents that indicated they ‘Do not know’ Traditional markets remain top of ‘attractive’ list
  5. 5. Barometer RisingAttractiveness of Study Destinations year on yearTraditional MarketsNote: Canada continues to se more ‘very attractive’ responses, whilst continues toExcludes respondents that indicated they ‘Do not know’ Australia recovering from the 2009 and 2010 dip
  6. 6. INTRODUCINGTHE CANADA COURSE FOR EDUCATION AGENTSCanadas internationaleducation outreach will include afocus on training to ensure themost accurate and currentinformation is accessible forconsultants so they can best servestudents in their decision to studyin Canada.
  7. 7. A NATURAL COLLABORATION FORAGENT TRAINING•Canada’s engagement in promotion•ICEF leadership with education agents•Languages Canada’s role with agentsDeveloped by DFAIT in participation with ICEFand Languages Canada (on behalf of the CCIEM)
  8. 8. Signing Ceremony 27th October 2012Canadian Embassy, Berlin
  9. 9. WHAT IS THE CANADA COURSE?The Canada Course was created to support educational agencies in providing the bestpossible advice to international students planning to study abroad in Canada.The intent of the Canada Course is to contribute to the professionalism of Canada-focused agents by equipping them with the most accurate and current information aboutstudying in Canada.Above all, the goal of the Canada Course is to ensure that students who choose aneducation agent have access to informed, ethical professionals who have the mostcurrent and accurate information on Canadian education institutions and programs.The content of the Canada Course has been reviewed by all CCIEM associations,institutions and relevant government departments.
  10. 10. WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?The course is divided into several sections:IntroductionSection A: About CanadaSection B: Systems of Education in CanadaSection C: Elementary and Secondary School (K-12) Education in CanadaSection D: Language Schools in CanadaSection E: Universities in CanadaSection F: Colleges and Polytechnics in CanadaSection G: Costs of Studying in Canada and ScholarshipsSection H: Living in CanadaSection I: Promoting Canada The Canada Course is free and is delivered in a self-paced modular format.
  11. 11. BENEFITS OF THE CANADA COURSE• Know why Canada is one of the top study destinations in the world• Comprehensive knowledge of the study options and credentials available in Canada in all areas of education.• Information about how to apply to study, as well as costs and scholarships tools• Tips about how to best prepare for living and studying in Canada• Notification and online notice upon your successful completion of an exam Completion of an exam after taking the course does not provide authorization, endorsement or accreditation by Government of Canada.
  12. 12. BEGIN NOW www.canadacourse.ca Your chance to Become a First Scholarship Recipient Contact training@icef.com to apply!

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