Participate in Global Skills Opportunity

Who benefits when Canadians work and study abroad? We all do.

Participation goals for 2021 and beyond.

Global Skills Opportunity wants international learning experiences to be easily accessible to all Canadian students. Compared to similar countries, fewer Canadian students—about 11% of university undergraduates and 3% of college students—participate in work or study abroad experiences as part of their studies. Global Skills Opportunity stands to change that. By empowering post-secondary institutions to implement innovative solutions to barriers to participation, Global Skills Opportunity is expanding the horizons of Canadian students from coast to coast, and improving Canada’s competitiveness on the world stage.

New skills and international learning experiences are ready for students to take their education to the next level.

Students can unlock endless potential with Global Skills Opportunity.


Enrich your institution’s campus and offerings with Global Skills Opportunity. Your students will thank you.


Make a world of difference and take your passions further. It’s time for international learning to be more accessible.


It takes a nation to build the next generation of leaders. GSO seeks partners to invest in the future of Canadian students.