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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.

Safe and successful: 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 Guard.me 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).

New border measures come into effect July 5, 2021

Today the Government of Canada announced that new border measures (previously announced on June 9) will come into effect July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Canada is ready to welcome over 300,000 international students by September 2021

Come learn English or French, in person, in Canada: we are open and you are welcome!

LC Members Receive Hundreds of Thousands in Marketing Activity Subsidies and Direct Support

One in four LC members participated in marketing activities made possible by funding received through the CanExport - Associations program over the past year.

The need for a plan

The article published last week by Alex Usher, Fall 2021: Stop Fooling Around, challenges Canadian governments and educators to adapt, once again, to a continually evolving context. This time, the adaptation is not to the onset of a pandemic, but to emergence from it.