Global Skills Opportunity — The government of Canada’s outbound student mobility program

Who benefits when Canadian students gain global skills? We all do.

When young Canadians work and study abroad they bring back new experiences, skills, connections and knowledge which give their career a boost, and enrich Canada’s economic prosperity.

About Global Skills Opportunity

An integral component of the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy Global Skills Opportunity will provide thousands of postsecondary students with invaluable international study and work experiences, strengthening their global skills and competencies. Global Skills Opportunity is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, and jointly administered by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

This program is designed to encourage low-income students, students with disabilities and Indigenous students to participate in study and work abroad programming. It is also an important step towards achieving Canada’s trade diversification goals and strengthening international networks.

Visit www.GlobalSkillsOpportunity.ca for more information.

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For more information

Please contact gso-ecm@univcan.ca for all questions about the program.

Additional resources

Canada’s 2019-2024 International Education Strategy

Universities Canada