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News and 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.


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Language students are welcome in Canada and should submit their visitor visa applications now to benefit from faster processing by the Government of Canada

International students can study English or French in Canada for less than 6 months on a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). From now until at least the end of March, while the government of Canada isn’t processing study permit applications (or very few), more resources are available to process other visa applications, meaning that short-term language students applying for TRVs and eTAs will benefit from faster processing.

Visa Requirement for Mexico Expected to Be Reinstated; LC Recommends Prospective Mexican Students Apply for eTA Now

Recent news reports suggest that the Government of Canada is considering reinstating its visa requirement on Mexico, as a response to the growing number of asylum claims from Mexican nationals and mounting pressure from the U.S. Languages Canada believes the move is inevitable and expects an official announcement in the coming weeks.

International Language Students Are Welcome in Canada!

Did you know? A study permit is NOT required to attend short-term English or French language programs in Canada.

Languages Canada Announces Chia Suan Chong as Opening Speaker for 17th Annual Conference Academic Leadership and Program Innovation Stream

We are excited to announce that renowned author Chia Suan Chong will open the Academic Leadership and Program Innovation stream with her presentation, Helping Students Become Successful International Communicators, sponsored by National Geographic Learning.

Languages Canada and CAPS-I Host Successful Inbound Trade Mission and FAM Tour with Italian and Spanish Education Agents

Languages Canada teamed up with the Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I), the Italian Association of Language Consultants and Agents (IALCA) and the Spanish Association of Promoters of Language Courses Abroad (ASEPROCE) to welcome a group of 36 Italian and Spanish education agents to Banff this December, the largest such delegation ever to visit Canada.

Languages Canada Hosts Heads of Leading Private Language Schools Operating in Canada To Discuss Issues and Opportunities for the Sector

On September 1, 2023, Languages Canada held a Leaders' Meeting on the margins of Alphe UK in London at Canada House on Trafalgar Square. The group of 25 attendees was composed of directors and CEOs from schools which together welcome nearly 50% of all students attending Languages Canada members to study English or French in any given year!

Languages Canada Releases 2022 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada

Despite extraordinary efforts to position the sector for full recovery in 2022, Languages Canada members reached only 65% of pre-pandemic student numbers and 73% of student week volume.

Government of Canada Adds 13 Countries to Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Program

Eligible travellers from 13 more countries, including Thailand, Panama, Argentina and Costa Rica, now qualify for visa-free travel to Canada.

Languages Canada Announces 2024 Conference Dates

Save the date! Languages Canada announced this week that its 17th Annual Conference will take place February 28 through March 2, 2024 at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Languages Canada does not expect an adverse impact on student visa processing due to Canada’s public service strike

As you are aware, many of Canada’s federal public servants went on strike on April 19. Given current public opinion and the political and economic climate of the country, Languages Canada is confident that a resolution will be reached soon and that the labour dispute will not cause an adverse impact on international students. However, we are concerned that inaccurate communications from government are impeding the public's understanding of the actual situation. The reality is that port of entry services continue as usual and that most visa processing is also uninterrupted. We encourage students to continue choosing Canada to pursue their English or French language studies.

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