Use and Management of Agents by Canadian Institutions Highly Variable

Source: CMEC Report via Academica | June 18, 2014

A new report issued by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada outlines the use of education agents by Canadian schools. According to the report, the use of agents is common across Canada’s international education system except in Quebec, where administrators reported difficulties tapping into the demand for English-language education that typically drives international enrolment. The report also says that the recruitment and management of agents varies within Canada’s education systems. Institutions employ varying levels of regulation, with some using robust internal or provincial protocols and others relying on student complaints or feedback from peer institutions. Lesser-known institutions were more likely to depend on agents to build brand awareness than “super-league” institutions. Some respondents whose institutions depend on agents for enrolment expressed reluctance to terminate an agent’s contract even if misconduct occurred.

TCS Insights: The importance of education agents to post-secondary institutions in Canada continues to grow. Smaller schools are more likely to make use of agents but those who do enjoy many benefits. For information on CIEC Agent members, click here.

Easyway Consultancy

 

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Phone: +91 78148 90000

 

Easyway Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. is an organization engaged in promoting various colleges and universities all across the globe. We recruit almost 1000 students every year to all countries from India and Nepal. We are a registered immigration firm and have all rights in India. Moreover, we have a wide network of agents in different parts of India as well as in Nepal. Nowadays with good fortune, our company has a team of 15 members in the staff along with best experience in overseas education.

Our services also include international tourism, air ticketing, career counseling and keeping the hold on a great success rate in the market. We also have an institute of IELTS, Spoken English, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL and PTE.

Regarding countries represented, we are in tie-ups with numerous renowned institutes in the United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Singapore and South Korea.

Meet the 2012 Premier Agency Business Award Nominees

Source: EduNova – Nova Notes

The anticipation continues to grow as we announce the 2012 Premier Agency Business Award nominees! Only the highest standards have guided the judges on their quest to recognize the leaders in international education. Ethical business practices, integrity, strategic vision and innovation are the hallmarks of those chosen to represent the best in the industry. On May 11th, 2013, the city of Toronto will play host to the first annual Premier Agency Business Awards. Be a witness as your industry reaches new heights.

An elegant evening of entertainment and decadent food has been dedicated entirely to celebrating the nominees and their businesses. Join us, for what promises to be a memorable event as well as an industry first. This event is open to all. Please visit www.CLLC.ca/aboutus/paba for ticket information. Seats are limited. All educational agencies are now welcome to apply for the 2013 Premier Agency Business Awards. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain worldwide recognition and prestige. 2013 applications and sponsorships are now open.

Agent certification launched in India: CIEC

Source: thepienews.com

The Canada India Education Council (CIEC) has launched a certification programme that recognises quality and ethical practice among education agents involved in Canada-India exchange.

Indian Canadian Advisors Representing Excellence (CARE) is the only bespoke certification system of its kind and aims to establish rules on agent practice; increase accountability; and make it easier for Indian agents to find Canadian universities and colleges appropriate for their students through its membership database.

CEO of CIEC, Husain F. Neemuchwala, said: ”The time couldn’t be better with the tremendous activity back and forth in the Canada-India corridor over the past two or three years. While we have done a lot of good work promoting the corridor, much work still needs to be done to make sure we reach full potential.”

The certification process, aimed to certify agencies working with Canadian institutions, places high emphasis on transparency, requires agents to be upfront about hidden fees and consistent in how they represent themselves to students.

Agents are reported to have reacted positively to the system since launch, with 60 already hoping for certification once pilot tests are finished. However, Neemuchwala emphasises that CIEC is not aiming for rapid growth.

“Quality over quantity is the premise on which CARE was created. If not colleges and universities can Google [search] and look up agents themselves. The whole idea is to create a smaller number of validated and certified agents that we can stand behind,” he said.

CARE also promises institutions a streamlined recruitment process, greater exposure to the best of the Indian agency market, and information on student trends. Neemuchwala said, “As CARE gets more momentum, things will improve not just for specific colleges and university members but the industry in general. There are people who don’t like to use agents but this might change their minds.

“And for people who generally use agents but aren’t happy with their services, this might open doors to other options for them.”

The certification process takes between four to six months to complete and certification lasts two years. In that time agents can use the CARE promotional materials, will be listed on the CIEC website, and will gain greater access to CIEC member universities and colleges among other benefits.

Founded in 2010, CIEC is an event-driven, membership organisation. CARE is open to CIEC agent members at no cost and for a fee to non-members. The extent of non-member access to the comprehensive agent listings is yet to be determined.

Guiding Star Canada

Guiding Star Canada Inc is committed to working with students in India to enable them to get the proper guidance in their pursuit of higher education in British Columbia. Guiding Star Canada Inc is also actively involved in promoting colleges and Universities exclusively from British Columbia in Southern parts of India.

With the expertise and in depth knowledge about International Education, we offer you in a platter, the best in education by the top rated universities and colleges in Canada. The tedious process of admissions and visa clearance are the responsibilities of a dedicated team at Guiding Star Canada Inc whose mission is to provide honest services to the aspiring students who approach us.

Jupiter Study Abroad Consultants

jupJupiter Study Abroad Consultants now one of North India’s reputable international education consultancies. Jupiter Study Abroad Consultants has been helping Indian students to study abroad for over 13 years. Since 2001 we have established ourselves as reliable providers of education and career counseling services, while placing several hundred students in accredited colleges and universities around the world. We have PIER qualified counselors in our office. We offer students the choice of Universities, TAFE colleges and private college throughout Australia. Jupiter Study Abroad Consultants are a member of The Association of Australian Government making Jupiter Study Abroad Consultants one of the few agents in India who has e-Visa lodgment authority in the past.

SETHI International

“Honesty, Sincerity, Quality” is our motto.

 

Our mission is to fulfill the aspirations of our students with sincere and honest efforts. Founded by Pankaj Sethi, a leading overseas education consultant, to help guide you about several universities and colleges around the world. We have won the hearts of countless students by delivering them quality and honest services. The happiness on their faces is our reward.

 

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