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Languages Canada Hosts Largest Japanese Education Agent Delegation Ever to Visit Canada

Languages Canada held another successful Inbound Trade Mission and FAM Tour last week in Whistler, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria BC, this time playing host to the largest delegation of Japanese education agents ever to visit Canada!

Languages Canada Wins 2022 ST Star School Association

Languages Canada was honoured to receive the ST Star School Association award during the StudyTravel Star Awards 2022, held in London earlier this month.

2021 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada Shows Impact of Pandemic and Optimism for Recovery

While student numbers fell significantly, Canada's language education sector emerged from 2021 with optimism for recovery and growth into 2022. In fact, Canada gained global market share in the English Language Travel sector over the pandemic and experienced less decline in student numbers than competitor destinations.

The MOVA Initiative: Languages Canada Members Extend Support to Those Impacted by War in Ukraine

Through the MOVA Initiative, Ukrainians making their journey to safety in Canada through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel will have access to free or discounted English or French language courses, an integral part of successful integration in Canada.

Highlights from the Languages Canada 15th Annual Conference

The Languages Canada 15th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting took place in Ottawa from March 27 to 30, 2022. Well over 100 delegates attended, including leaders from Canadian English and French language education programs as well as marketing and academic staff. Also in attendance to meet with public and private sector members were federal elected officials, provincial and federal government officials, NGOs, and other key influencers in the field of international education.

Languages Canada Inbound Trade Mission and FAM Tour with Mexican Education Agents: A Valuable Experience for LC Members and Their Partners

Languages Canada held an Inbound Trade Mission and FAM Tour with Mexican education agents from March 19 to 26, 2022. 32 Canadian institutions gathered at the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel in Quebec City, where they showcased their programs and services to an audience of decision-makers from more than 30 of Mexico’s top education agencies as well as the Secretariat of Education of the State of Mexico.

Languages Canada announces the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will attend its Annual Conference

This year’s conference, taking place March 27-30 at the Westin Ottawa Hotel, will offer members a unique opportunity to engage with parliamentarians to discuss the future of Canada’s English and French language education sector.

Languages Canada's Inbound Trade Mission with Brazilian Education Agents helps build lasting partnerships

Languages Canada held its first inbound trade mission with Brazilian education agents from January 17 to 21, 2022. Nearly 30 Languages Canada members representing all membership segments – English, French, private, public, colleges, and universities – as well as several CAPS-I (Canadian Association of Public Schools – International) members and mission sponsors International Insurance, Desjardins and Air Canada gathered in Lake Louise, Alberta (both in person and virtually) to showcase their programs and services to an audience of over 30 representatives from Brazil’s top education agencies.

We're hiring! Languages Canada seeks Research and Projects Officer

Languages Canada is seeking a competent and experienced candidate to coordinate research projects that support the work of the association across its public affairs, international affairs, and membership functions.

Government of Canada expands list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines for travellers

Effective November 30, 2021, the Government of Canada will add Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN to the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada.

ICEF Berlin event a success for Canadian educators and points to strong interest in Canada among international students

ICEF Berlin came to a close on Tuesday, November 2, after four days and over 22,500 meetings. Through a hybrid delivery model, ICEF welcomed more than 1,600 participants, with close to half coming to Germany for in-person meetings. Languages Canada was present in Berlin, represented by Diego Sanchez, Manager, International Promotion and Marketing.

Important Update Regarding the Implementation of the Government of Canada’s September 7th Travel Guidelines

IRCC's website has been updated to reflect that travellers who qualify as fully vaccinated may now enter Canada to study for 6 months or less with a valid travel document (visitor visa or electronic travel authorization [eTA]).

2020 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada Tells Story of Covid-19 Impact and Sector’s Resilience

The 2020 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, released today by Languages Canada, captures the reality of the impact of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian language programs.

Canada Starts Welcoming Back Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travellers

On Friday, the Government of Canada reconfirmed that, as of September 7, 2021, Canada's borders will reopen to fully vaccinated foreign nationals who meet entry requirements. This means that international language students, including those coming to Canada on eTAs and TRVs, may now enter the country without the requirement to quarantine for 14 days.

Updated COVID-19 Travel Toolkit and other resources from PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed several resources to help travellers better understand border restriction changes and what they need to know before, during, and after their entry to Canada.

Confirmation of Entry to Canada Without Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Students as of September 7, 2021

Languages Canada is pleased to confirm that as of September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals, including language students, may enter Canada.

Language Education: Enabling $6.7 Billion in Exports, 75,000 Jobs, And Much More

In her recent report, Estimating the Comprehensive Economic Impact of International Students in Language Education Programs in Canada, respected Canadian economist Dr. Roslyn Kunin demonstrates that Canada’s language education sector enables 30% of the $22 billion in annual exports contributed to Canada by international education.

New IDP Connect Survey Shows Canada Remains International Students’ Preferred Destination

The view ahead for Canada’s language programs just got brighter thanks to survey data released by IDP Connect!

Fully vaccinated international students are exempt from Canada’s quarantine requirement

This development greatly reduces cost and complication of entry into Canada for a growing segment of the international student population.

COVID-19 Travel Tool Kit

The Public Health Agency of Canada has published a Travel Tool Kit which contains more detailed guidance for travellers entering Canada who are: unvaccinated or partially vaccinated; fully vaccinated (rules effective as of July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET).