Research Reports

A World of Learning 2015

A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education 2015
CBIE’s 2015 global report on international education in Canada. Click here to access a digital copy.


A World of Learning 2014

A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education 2014
CBIE’s 2014 global report on international education in Canada. Click here to access a digital copy.


Flagship 2013: A World of Learning

A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education 2013
CBIE’s 2013 global report on international education in Canada. Click here to access a digital copy.


Flagship 2012: A World of Learning

A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education 2012
This annual report explores the state of international education in Canada, taking an in-depth look at international students, study abroad by Canadian students, Canadian education overseas, as well as the overall internationalization agenda in Canada. The report features results of an international student survey and case studies from member institutions, and examines options for taking Canada to a higher level as an international education destination, as well as the factors which could support or impede the country’s efforts. Click here to access a digital copy.


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Canada First: The 2009 Survey of International Students
CBIE’s satisfaction survey offers the views of 6,000 international students at colleges and universities across Canada. It is the fourth national satisfaction survey conducted by CBIE. Previous editions appeared in 1988, 1999 and 2004.

World of Learning
World of Learning is a report commissioned by CBIE and written by Dr. Sheryl Bond to explore Canadian post-secondary students and the experience of study abroad. The rapidly increasing interconnectedness of the world has not only brought about a redefinition of what kind of society Canadians want for themselves and their children (Piper, 2003) but what kind of educational programs and opportunities Canadian colleges and universities must be offering students who, as graduates, will need to be internationally knowledgeable and inter-culturally competent within these new realities (Bond, 2007). To that end, the University, with its historical commitment to knowledge generation and its global dissemination, and the College, increasingly influenced by globalization, are seeking to enhance, diversify and rapidly expand the participation of their students in mobility programs.

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Northern Lights: International Graduates of Canadian Institutions and the National Workforce – A CBIE Research Report
This study, facilitated by university and college student service professionals, provides the direct views and lived reality of international graduates of our education system. CBIE advocates for improvements in policies and practices vis-à-vis international students and over the years has been successful in working with federal government departments, especially Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), to achieve changes that both make this country a more attractive venue for students from abroad as well as enable our society to fully benefit from their skills.
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