News & Events

As Canada’s language education sector representative, we strive to keep all members and stakeholders up-to-date on the latest sector news and events.

News & Events

    More than 6,500 international students will celebrate Canada today

    OTTAWA – July 15, 2016 – More than 6,500 international students from Asia, South America, the Middle-East, Europe, and many other countries will celebrate their chosen destination, Canada, during World Student Day (WSD) today. They will take a short break from their English or French studies to take part in sports and cultural activities, and to express their appreciation for Canada.

    More than $180M in lost export revenue for Canada due to a decline in student numbers — survey

    OTTAWA, June 30, 2016 – Canada’s language education sector experienced a major downturn in growth in 2015, according to recent survey data from Languages Canada. The Languages Canada 2015 Annual Survey Report presents findings from the 2015 Languages Canada annual survey conducted in February 2016. Member programs completed surveys to create a report that provides essential insights into the state of the language education sector in Canada.

    Languages Canada applauds PM's decision to lift visa requirements for Mexico

    OTTAWA, June 29, 2016 – Languages Canada applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s move to lift its visa requirements for travellers from Mexico as of Dec. 1, 2016. The Prime Minister announced the news following his bilateral talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Ottawa on Tuesday. Sharon Curl, President of Languages Canada, attended a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the President of Mexico on Tuesday.

    Syrian refugee integration initiative: Meet Mohammed

    When the war started in 2011, Mohammed and his family were trapped at home, forcing him to drop out of the first year of university. In January of 2012, they had to leave Syria. While travelling to Jordan, the Syrian army denied anyone the ability to leave the country; if someone was caught, they would be shot. The only solution was to pay someone to help them escape.  (...)

     

    Ontario loses more than $90 M in revenue due to a decline in international student enrollment

    OTTAWA, May 9, 2016 – More than $90 M in export revenue for Ontario was lost last year due to a substantial decline in international student enrollment, according to the latest Languages Canada survey data. 

    Millions worth of free English classes for Syrian refugees going unused

    With long wait lists for Syrian refugees trying to get into publicly-funded language classes, some schools are questioning why their donated lessons aren't being used. Read the full CBC News BC article here

    Benefits of under-documented French language market may be significant for Canada — research findings

    VICTORIA, March 4, 2016 – A new research report released today highlights the potential benefits of tapping into Canada’s French language education offer to help Canada position itself as the top destination for international students to learn French.

    EduCanada’s new international education brand welcomed by the language education sector

    OTTAWA, February 24, 2016 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, welcomed Canada’s new education brand, EduCanada yesterday. The new logo and name were developed in collaboration with the provinces and territories to help attract the best and brightest international students to Canada.

    Languages Canada representatives meet with Technological Universities in Mexico

    OTTAWA, February 4, 2016 – Representatives of Languages Canada, Canada’s national language education association representing more than 225 accredited English and French programs, attended initial strategic meetings with Technological Universities in Mexico this week.

    Languages Canada applauds Liberal MPs call to speed up immigration processing

    OTTAWA, February 4, 2016 – Languages Canada, Canada’s national language education association representing more than 225 private and public members that offer accredited English and French programs, applauds recent pressure from several Liberal MPs to speed up immigration processing.

  • Events

    Languages Canada's 10th annual conference

    Join hundreds of delegates in beautiful Quebec City from February 26th to March 1st as we explore emerging trends and identify opportunities for the Canadian language education sector. Our conference provides the opportunity to come together to hear the voices of our valued member programs. Several ground-breaking workshops, led by leaders from both public and private sectors, will explore relevant themes and issues for a maturing sector in 2017. All key areas of the language education sector will be explored !

    2016 Trade Mission - Latin America

    Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in languge education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Access high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

    World Student Day 2016

    2017 Trade Mission - Italy and Eastern Europe

    Accelerate your market intelligence and presence in some of the world’s top target audiences. Key benefits: Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in language education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Access high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

Events

  • Mar 26, 2017, 12:00 AM
    Join hundreds of delegates in beautiful Quebec City from February 26th to March 1st as we explore emerging trends and identify opportunities for the Canadian language education sector. Our conference provides the opportunity to come together to hear the voices of our valued member programs. Several ground-breaking workshops, led by leaders from both public and private sectors, will explore relevant themes and issues for a maturing sector in 2017. All key areas of the language education sector will be explored !