Colleges and Institutes Canada

Engaging members and partners

Throughout the year, we excitedly welcomed both new and returning members. At year end, our membership stands at 134 institutions across Canada. We welcomed eight returning members from Quebec and two brand new members: Maritime College of Forest Technology (NB) Centre collégial de l’Alberta of Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta We welcomed three associates in 2018-2019: Regroupement des collèges … Continued

Launching the next phase of CIIP

On January 22, CICan hosted the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, who announced the renewal of the Canadian Immigration Integration Program (CIIP). This new phase for Planning for Canada represents an $18 million investment over four years and builds on CIIP’s past success in pre-arrival support services. CIIP connects newcomers with a variety of services … Continued

Providing new opportunities through the Career-Launcher Internship Program

In August, we launched the new Digital Tech internship stream to help Canadian youth acquire the skills and experience they need to succeed in the digital economy. This two-year initiative, funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)’s Digital Skills for Youth program, will allow 440 underemployed recent graduates to connect with local employers and gain … Continued

Collaborating with Canadian partners

We continued our work with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, as well as Universities Canada, in an effort to create a new Mental Health Standard for postsecondary students. As part of this effort, we created CICan’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health. CICan also received funding from the McConnell Foundation to support our work on social and … Continued

Forging new international partnerships

In May, we signed an agreement with Global Affairs Canada to deliver the Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE) Program. The new five-year, $15.25 million program, builds on the success of our CARICOM Education for Employment project that concluded this year. In March, we signed a contribution agreement with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) for … Continued


Whether with members, other associations, government or industry, collaboration is at the heart of all of CICan’s activities. With multiple ongoing projects around the world, we were able to create new opportunities for our members this year, thanks to innovative partnerships, both at home and abroad.