Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, held a round table with education stakeholders focusing on promoting Canada as a study destination for Indian students.
Canada’s International Education Strategy (IES), a key element of the Global Markets Action Plan, is the government’s blueprint to maintain and enhance Canada’s global position in higher education.
There are more than 35,000 Indian nationals studying in Canada, and over 400 memorandums of understanding for academic partnerships are currently in place between Canadian and Indian education institutions.
Under the IES, Canada’s goal is to double the number of international students choosing Canada by 2022.
The strategy helps Canada to build on its already strong education advantages.
Capitalizing on these vast opportunities will create jobs and economic growth and will help Canada retain and enhance its global leadership position and become a more prosperous, innovative and competitive economy.
Gill was in Delhi and Chandigarh from March 2 to 5, 2015.