With support from Scotiabank, we have expanded our recruitment activities in several countries, including the Philippines, where we were involved in the launch, last June, of the Study Direct Stream (SDS) Program.
This new initiative helps streamline the study permit application process for Philippine residents looking to study in Canada, with Scotiabank providing eligible students the opportunity to purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) to satisfy the financial statement requirements of the SDS. This partnership also led to the creation of a new internship program in collaboration with Scotiabank’s Digital Factory in Mexico City, which began in February as a pilot project.
The CICan/Scotiabank Global Mobility Program allowed two Canadian students to embark on a 12 week, fully funded internship, gaining valuable work experience in an international context. Initiated in 2016 for one year, CICan and Scotiabank have agreed to extend their fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership until 2020.