When students work and study abroad they bring back skills and knowledge that benefit everyone.
Unlock endless potential. New global skills and experiences are ready for you.
Globalize your campuses. Create invaluable linkages with institutions and partners overseas.
Strengthen international networks. Increased intercultural competency will boost Canada’s ability to succeed on the world stage.
“In our rapidly changing world, Canadian employers need workers who are culturally aware, resilient, and adaptable—skilled in problem solving, communication and teamwork. These are all competencies gained through international experiences.”
“In an increasingly globalized world, study and work abroad programs are essential international learning experiences that ensure students are culturally literate, resilient and adaptable. Global Skills Opportunity will equip Canadian students to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace.”
How Global Skills Opportunity works for post-secondary institutions
Identify gap in ability to deliver international learning experiences
Submit project proposal with an innovative solution to Global Skills Opportunity through either Colleges and Institutes Canada or Universities Canada
Successful projects receive funding from Employment and Social Development Canada
Promote global learning opportunities to students
Students apply to participate in Global Skills Opportunity project(s) directly through their college or university
Our Funded Opportunities
Innovation Funded projects support institutions and their researchers as they build on and enhance strategic priority areas, accelerate current research and technology development, and take already-established capabilities to a globally competitive level.
STUDENT MOBILITY PROJECTS
Student Mobility Projects empowers Canadian students, especially underrepresented students, to take advantage of international learning experiences and to develop skills such as problem solving, adaptability, resilience, and intercultural competency.