Monday 7 August 2023

2022 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada

 Languages Canada Executive Summary  

2022 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada

Market Overview

In 2022, Languages Canada members taught a total of 97,679 students.

Students spent 1,098,558 weeks studying English

LC members recovered 65% of their pre-pandemic student numbers and 73% of student study weeks.

Course duration preferences remained unchanged since 2019. 

Half of students (50%) enrolled on courses lasting between 4 and 12 weeks.

Languages Canada members employed a minimum of 4,941 staff in 2022. 

This still only represents 49% of teaching capacity employed in 2019.

In 2022, the fastest-growing visa category was the visitor visas (from 5,276 to 29,727). 

Delays of visa processing hampered travel plans for a minimum of 9,709 students. 

read the full report here:

Saturday 17 June 2023

Work and travel in Canada with International Experience Canada

 If you're 18 to 35 (18 to 30 in some countries), come work and travel in Canada through International Experience Canada (IEC)! 

It's a government program designed to help you gain valuable international work experience, improve your language skills in English and French and work in Canada and fund the trip of a lifetime.

Countries with agreements:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, 

Who can participate:

To participate your country or territory of citizenship must have a Youth Mobility Agreement with Canada or you may be able to use a recognized organization.

Some countries only allow you to participate once. Others allow you to participate twice, but in different categories. Because each country is different, it’s important that you check to see if you’re eligible to apply. Even if you’re issued an invitation to apply, you can’t participate more times than your country allows. 

After you submit your application, an officer will assess your eligibility, including your past participations. Make sure you read and understand all the requirements before you submit an application.

Even if you hold a refugee travel document issued by a country that has a youth mobility agreement with Canada, you’re not eligible to participate.

Your dependants can’t come with you to Canada under the IEC program. However, they may apply to visit, study or work in Canada. An officer will look at your application separately from theirs.

If you are coming to Canada for a short time your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can come with you to Canada or visit you in Canada, if they:

- meet all the requirements for temporary residents to Canada,

- satisfy an immigration officer they will only stay in Canada temporarily,

- can prove they have no criminal record, if necessary, and

- meet all the conditions for getting a temporary resident visa, if they are from a country or territory whose citizens require a visa in order to enter Canada as visitors.

read all program details here:

Monday 12 June 2023

13 more countries now qualify for visa-free travel to Canada

June 6, 2023, 11:30 a.m.—Winnipeg 

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, announced the addition of 13 countries to the electronic travel authorization (eTA) program. Travellers from these countries who have either held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years or who currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa can now apply for an eTA instead of a visa when travelling to Canada by air. 

Effective today, eligible travellers from these 13 countries qualify for the program:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Costa Rica, Morocco, Panama, Philippines, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay

Quick facts

The eTA is a digital travel document that most visa-exempt travellers need in order to travel to or transit through Canada by air.

The eTA application is used by Canadian officials to conduct light-touch, pre-travel screening of air travellers. It costs CAN$7 to apply, and most applications are automatically approved within minutes.

To apply for an eTA, travellers need only a valid passport, a credit card, an email address and access to the Internet.

Within the next year, Canada expects to receive 200,000 (or 20%) more visitors from these 13 countries. 

Within a decade, increased travel from these countries is expected to bring almost $160 million in additional tourism revenue.

Full details of this announcement

Find out about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)