Minister Carr unveils new International Education Strategy to help Canada compete in global markets and create jobs

The Government of Canada launched a new International Education Strategy on August 22 that will give more young Canadians opportunities to study abroad and gain the skills they need to compete in a global marketplace, while advancing Canada’s standing as a high-calibre location in which to study, do research and work.

The strategy includes an Outbound Mobility Program pilot project that will give more Canadian post-secondary students opportunities to study and work abroad—particularly students who are less likely to have the opportunity to do so.

Through these opportunities, students will develop the skills and networks needed to help Canada compete in the global marketplace. The pilot will be delivered by Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada. Up to 11,000 Canadian students will benefit from the pilot project over its five-year duration.

Read the News release.