Mitacs’ innovation strategy founded on diversity

Vancouver, BC — Individuals from Canadian universities and businesses are being affected by Friday’s executive order issued in the United States, which is preventing those from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The impact is being described by Universities Canada as “real, immediate, and profound.”

As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to innovation, Mitacs remains committed to supporting the recruitment, training, and retaining of the world’s best researchers. Mitacs research internships supplement university-based education and training with professional experience and skills development in order to increase capacity and performance in the Canadian economy.

Diversity is a hallmark of Mitacs’ strategy because it strengthens university and business communities in Canada by bringing international talent to research and innovation. Providing university researchers with international and industrial experience leads to the creation of global innovation networks and leading-edge companies.


Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 17 years.
  • Working with 60 universities, over 6,000 companies, and federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Mitacs Globalink offers two-way student mobility opportunities between Canada and partner countries to further strengthen international research collaborations.
  • Mitacs’ Accelerate program connects graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with partner organizations for research internships supervised by faculty.
  • Open to all disciplines and all industry sectors, projects can span a wide range of areas, including manufacturing, business processes, IT, social sciences, design, and more.


  • For information about Mitacs and our programs, see
  • To see Mitacs’ five-year strategic plan, see