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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Sunday, June 23 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Retaining International Students in BC: Pathways to Permanent Residency

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International students graduating from Canadian post-secondary institutions are well-placed for success as immigrants to Canada because they have received quality education, are proficient in official languages, and have lived in local communities. Federal and provincial immigration programs are designed to retain international graduate talent to contribute to the economy. This session will be jointly presented by an experienced officer from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and senior BC PNP staff who will answer your questions about study permits, work permits, and provincial and federal immigration programs. Participants will leave this session better equipped to guide international students through the immigration process.


Stephanie Bogaert

Skills Immigration Program Manager, BC Provincial Nominee Program
Stephanie Bogaert is a manager with the BC PNP and works directly with employers, in particular the tech and health care sectors, to support global recruitment and retention strategies. She has extensive experience in employee relations and worked in the areas of human rights and... Read More →
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Heather Michaud

Outreach Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Heather Michaud is an outreach officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for British Columbia and the Yukon. Her role is to demystify work permit and permanent residence programs, and explain how Canadian employers can use the immigration system to attract... Read More →

Sunday June 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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