Strengthening international research collaboration

A new strategy to double the number of international students in Canada has been launched by the Canadian Government.

The number of overseas students studying here will double to 450,000 by 2022, generating 86,500 new jobs for Canadians and $16.1 billion in international student expenditure.

Part of the strategy is $13 million in funding for Mitacs Globalink to support our new Research Award initiative, enabling Canadian graduate and senior undergraduate students to build global collaborations through research abroad.  It will also bolster the existing Globalink program, which brings undergraduate students to Canada for summer research projects.

The strategy was launched by the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, at Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone.


(L-R) Andrew Parkin, Director General, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada; Chungsen Leung, MP for Willowdale; Dr. Amit Chakma, Chair of IES Advisory Panel, and President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University; Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade; Karen McBride, Chair, Canadian Consortium on International Education; Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development and Partnerships Officer, Mitacs; Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University; Rick Waugh, Deputy Chairman, Scotiabank; Ted Opitz, MP for Etobicoke Centre

Read more about the International Education Strategy here.


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