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SIAST Creates New Resource Centres For Newcomers and International Students

Source: Leader-Post via Academica | July 23, 2014 The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology has created Newcomer and International Centres to help welcome international students to campus this fall. SIAST is responding to student feedback that indicated a demand for a space to meet and interact with peers. Students, advisors, and faculty will help […]

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Dalhousie’s Pilot Program Helps Put International Students in NS Workplaces

Source: Chronicle Herald via Academica | July 23, 2014 Dalhousie University has launched a pilot program to help international students establish themselves in Nova Scotia’s workplaces. “We’ve noticed that many [international students] are having to go back to their home countries to do their work terms in order to stay on track… and graduate with […]

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Study Identifies Barriers Experienced by International Students Looking to Work in Canada

Source: Research Findings via Academica | July 22, 2014 A recently-released research project out of the University of Guelph [CIEC Academic Member] and York University examines the experiences of international students transitioning to the Canadian labour market and identifies a number of barriers these students must overcome in order to integrate into employment. The researchers […]

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Canada Adds 10 Occupations to “Priority” Immigration Program

Source: Canada News Release via Academica | July 22, 2014 The federal government has announced the addition of 10 occupations to its “priority assessment program” that fast-tracks the recognition and processing of foreign credentials for in-demand occupations. The 10 new occupations increase the program’s list to 24, and include geoscientists, carpenters, electricians, heavy duty equipment […]

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Canada and India build closer educational ties

UniversityWorldNews, Issue 128, 2010 India is focusing on giving their students a global experience, and a new bill being passed by the Indian Parliament would bring vast progress and easier access for international universities. Mr. Pawan Agarwal, author of Indian Higher Education: Envisioning the future and a West Bengal Government member of staff addressed a […]

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UK, U.S., Canada universities to invite Indian students

Source: India Blooms News Service via Indian Economic Business News Over 35 leading universities from the UK, U.S. and Canada would come together to woo Indian students to their countries for higher education. IDP Education, the world’s leading student placement service provider and co-owner of IELTS examination, hosted the second edition of its multi-destination education […]

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Business school scholarships offered for LGBTQ community service

Source: The Globe and Mail Building on an established relationship with those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) – and others who are their advocates – HSBC Bank Canada has established new scholarships at four Canadian business schools worth $80,000 and potential employment over the next four years. The announcement comes […]

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