Leveraging a Canadian Advantage in Asia: Strategic Expansion of the Canada-Japan Co-operative Education Program

Established in 1991, the Canada Japan Co-op Program (CJCP) has sent more than 1,200 (mostly STEM) students to Japan for work terms; the Program is comprised of a consortium of Canadian colleges and universities, with the Program office housed at UBC. The university seeks to diversify the students who participate, ultimately strengthening Canada’s future workforce with more post-secondary educated graduates with global and Asia-specific competencies. The project, supported by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan and existing co-op employers in Japan, will result in 27 new 8-month co-op terms for EDI students and 26, 8-month co-op terms for other students. 

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New mobility-focused innovation projects will reduce barriers to studying or working abroad

More Canadian colleges and institutes will be able to create accessible international work and learning experiences for Canadian students, thanks to 27 new GSO projects.

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