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Meet with Trade Commissioners at the Languages Canada 2020 Conference

Languages Canada is pleased to welcome Canadian Trade Commissioners from France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Spain to our Annual Conference, taking place February 23 to 26, 2020 in Vancouver BC!

Languages Canada completes successful trade mission to Russia and Ukraine

Languages Canada – Canada’s national association for English and French language education programs in Canada – has just wrapped up a successful trade mission to Moscow and Kyiv which brought together 19 LC member programs and 34 high quality education agencies from Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland. Close to 700 B2B meetings took place between participating LC members and attending agencies during the week-long mission. 

Languages Canada members welcome scholarship students from Aguascalientes and sign new partnership agreement with Jalisco, Mexico

Languages Canada was in western Mexico last week to celebrate and solidify strategic partnerships with the states of Aguascalientes and Jalisco.

On August 20th, LC’s Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta, joined by representatives from Sheridan College, Heartland International English School and Lakehead University, participated in a farewell ceremony in Aguascalientes for a cohort of scholarship students bound for Canada this fall. The Bécalos - IEA-Santander 2019 scholarship program is sending 60 top undergraduate students from Aguascalientes to Canada from September to December 2019 for a full semester, entailing 3 audited courses in students’ areas of study plus a complementary English for Academic Purposes program. The program was designed and is administered in partnership between Languages Canada and the Technical University of El Retoño.

Release of 2018 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada

Languages Canada is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada.

Previous iterations of this report were titled the Languages Canada Annual Survey Report. This year’s new title is reflective of the continuous improvement of the survey and report, which have evolved from when the association first started collecting data from members 10 years ago. 

Languages Canada conducts mission to meet with agents from Canada’s 9th largest source country for international students.

Languages Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I), brought together fourteen Canadian education institutions and fourteen Iranian agencies to Istanbul, Turkey on the first ever LC mission focused on Iran.

10 LC members and two CAPS-I members participated, representing Canadian universities, colleges, private sector language programs, and public school boards. The full-day event included close to 200 B2B meetings.

Languages Canada secures $100,000 for members through CanExport - Associations Program

Languages Canada has been awarded a $256,000 grant from the CanExport – Associations Program (formerly known as Global Opportunities for Associations) in support of the association’s international business development efforts in 2019-2020.

Promoting Language Education in Canada at ICEF Vancouver

Vancouver, April 24-26, 2019 - From April 24th to 26th, Languages Canada (LC), and over 80 LC member programs attended the ICEF Vancouver Workshop to promote Canadian English and French language education.

Promoting Language Education as a Foundation for Internationalization in Colombia and Brazil

COLOMBIA and BRAZIL, April 8-17, 2019 – From April 8 to 17, Languages Canada and several member programs conducted a three-stop trip to Latin America, including Bogota, Colombia, Paraná State, Brazil and Belém, Brazil.

Promoting Canadian Language Education at APAIE 2019

MALAYSIA, March 25-29, 2019 – From March 25th to the 29th, Diego Sanchez, Languages Canada’s Manager of International Marketing, attended the 14th Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference in Kuala Lumpur.

Languages Canada's Executive Director's opinion on the Federal budget

Languages Canada is very pleased with Minister Morneau’s attention to international education in the budget and the government’s clear support for our sector.  The $147.9 million (Cdn) over five years to support promotion and outbound student mobility demonstrates that the government is listening to the sector in terms of strategic direction.  The ongoing $8 million per year afterwards is an initial commitment to long term investment and a recognition that the sector is here to stay.