Study in BC news and updates

All our latest news for students studying in British Columbia.

700+ short-term exchange scholarships in Canada for international students and faculty

The International Education Division at Global Affairs Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 – 2024 Short-term Exchange Programs (SEP) scholarship competitions. Available scholarships: Short-term Exchange Programs Eligible countries/regions Details Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Latin America and the Caribbean Learn more Study in Canada Scholarships Africa, Asia, Europe and the […]

IRCC: International students to help address Canada’s labour shortage

Limit on off-campus work hours to be lifted temporarily October 7, 2022—Ottawa—Employers are facing unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need during this period of economic recovery and growth. The Government of Canada is continuing to take concrete actions to address current labour needs. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees […]

PHAC: Government of Canada to remove COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken a layered approach to border management to protect the health and safety of Canadians. As the pandemic situation has continued to evolve, adjustments to border measures have been informed by the latest evidence, available data, operational considerations, and the epidemiological situation, both in […]

Study in BC writer’s award – Share your experience!

Are you currently an international student studying at a BC post-secondary institution? Want to inspire others by sharing your international student journey, gain valuable writing experience, and be eligible for a chance to receive a $1,000 towards your tuition? Apply now for a Study in BC writer’s award. Eligibility: You must be a full or […]

IRCC: Transition period for distance learning measures

August 25, 2022—Through the pandemic, measures have been in place to allow international students to pursue their studies online from abroad while remaining eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). As the new school year approaches, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is creating a transition period for these measures. Following consultations with provinces, territories and […]

IRCC: New measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits and applicants to the temporary resident to permanent resident pathways

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is implementing measures for former international students with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits, and for temporary resident to permanent resident pathway applicants. These measures are building off the announcement made earlier this year. Foreign nationals whose post-graduation work permit expired or will expire from September 20, 2021, to December […]

BC study abroad scholarships now open for spring 2022

Do your plans this spring include studying abroad, either in-person or virtually? Apply now for a chance to receive a CAD$500 scholarship to enhance your learning experience. BC Study Abroad Scholarships are now accepting applications. Any student enrolled at a BC Study Abroad Consortium institution, who is enrolled in or accepted into a short-term, in-person […]

7th annual BC study abroad photo contest is back

BC Study Abroad is excited to announce the launch of its seventh annual BC Study Abroad Photo Contest. We are inviting all students who have previously studied abroad to share their favourite study abroad photo memories for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 8 (sponsored by Study and Go Abroad!). Each photo submitted will count as an […]