Presidents are invited to CICan on the Hill 2023 in Ottawa on October 3, 2023. This full-day event is an opportunity to engage with parliamentarians and senior federal officials to share perspectives on how colleges and institutes support Canadian students to gain global skills and contribute to international education. Presidents, or their designated representative, may be accompanied by a government relations or international lead from their institution.
Ramping up to the renewal of the International Education Strategy and its star program, Global Skills Opportunity, and the anticipated changes to the International Student Program following IRCC’s wide departmental review, this year CICan on the Hill will focus on international priorities. The event will highlight the value of the Global Skills Opportunity program, and the important role international students play in Canada’s prosperity.
Presidents are encouraged to also bring along a student who participated in a GSO experience. These students will be featured during our evening’s Global Skills Opportunity reception. CICan on the Hill event participants, including students, will join in two organized meetings and/or roundtables with parliamentarians, senior public servants, Senators, or political staff.
GSO Alumni will be the star of our reception; 40 college and university students who have benefitted from the program will be in attendance to share their stories.