Enhancing skills through international experiences

When students work and study abroad, they bring back skills and knowledge that benefit everyone. Our Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) program, jointly administered with Universities Canada, increases the participation of Canadians in international learning opportunities.

As of March 31, 2023, 3,269 (59% from CICan member institutions) students have completed or were in the process of completing a GSO-funded mobility experience in more than 100 countries. Most participants (75%) identified as underrepresented students, and 78% of international experiences occurred in non-traditional destinations.