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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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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.

Upcoming Events


Languages Canada 15th Annual Conference

Join us March 27-30, 2022 in Ottawa as we focus on recovery, innovation, and growth!

2022 Inbound Trade Mission with Mexican Education Agencies

Network with decision-makers from Mexican education agencies in Québec City!

2022 Inbound Trade Mission with Brazilian Education Agents

Network with decision-makers from Brazilian education agencies in Lake Louise and Banff!

Mexico: Market Briefing and Perspectives for 2022

Join us on December 13 as we shine a spotlight on the Mexican student market, with the help of representatives from the Embassy of Canada in Mexico, Bonard, and AMTE (Asociación Mexicana de Turismo Educativo).

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