Trent University and Fleming College are working together to develop a new program to help internationally trained nurses become registered nurses in Ontario. They have received $2 million in funding from the provincial government. Ontario currently has a shortage of nurses.
Read more in The Peterborough Examiner.
While the Ontario government recently said that tuition for post-secondary education must be reduced by 10%, the unspoken directive was to increase tuition or numbers of international students to make up for the shortfall. The University of Windsor has already announced its plans to increase tuition for international students.
Read more on CBC.
If you are curious about how much universities rely on agents for their supply of international students, or if you are curious about how much universities pay these agents, you should read this article on the CBC.
Any reader of this blog will know that various Canadian governments have implemented policies and programs over the past few years to encourage international students to choose Canada as their study location. New initiatives are afoot, with the federal government announcing nearly $148 million over five years to international education; part of that funding is to be dedicated to recruitment.
Read more in the National Post.
There is some controversy around The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), which has many chapters across the west. In October at Thompson Rivers University, students participated in a university parroved military-style flag raising. The groups have been criticized as being steered by Chinese consulates or embassies, which attempt to control Chinese students studying abroad.
Read more in the Prince George Citizen.
It is not only the current inward-looking presidency that is causing the downfall of international education in the US. Other factors include a massive decline in foreign language programs, growing skepticism over the incentives used to recruit international students and a failure to integrate international students into campus life.
Read more in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Early on this year, the Ontario government announced a 10% tuition decrease for post-secondary students. There was no increase in funds going to post-secondary institutions to make up for the decrease in tuition they will receive, so it is no surprise that some institutions set their eyes on international students to balance the books.
The University of Waterloo is increasing their international student fees from 3 to 15%, depending on the program. The international students in their computer science program will be on the high end of this, seeing their fees rise by 10k next year.
Read more on The Record.
Approximately 100 students forced themselves into a board of governors meeting at the University of Victoria to protest what they call a “two-tiered” system where international students pay higher tuition than domestic students.
Read more in the Times Colonist.
The title says it all… well, enough from us anyway.
Read more on CTV news.
While the number of Indian students studying in Canada has surpassed the number of Chinese, the growth of Vietnamese students is stunning. 2017 saw an 89% increase, while 2018 saw another 46% increase over 2017 with over 20,000 students. The four year increase from 2015 to 2018 was 419%!
Read more in University World News.