Learning across borders is part of a 21st century education. International experiences help Canadians develop the cross-cultural competencies and problem-solving skills that are in high demand from today’s employers. Through the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy, Canada is taking action to encourage a culture of mobility among Canadian students.
“Employers want workers who excel at problem solving, communication and teamwork… International study creates global-mindedness and these in-demand skills.”
By the numbers
Only 11% of Canadian undergraduates undertake an international mobility experience over the course of their degree, despite the clear benefits of global study to building future skills.
80%see career benefit
More than 80% of employers that hire graduates with international and intercultural experience say these recruits enhance their company’s competitiveness.
70%see cost as barrier
Students surveyed say they would study abroad if it was more affordable and part of their study program.