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Working together to support the outbound mobility of Canadian youth (E) (GG.4)

Track: Going Global

Even though there are travel restrictions in place, Canadian students are still thinking about and seeking future opportunities for work-integrated learning abroad. International Experience Canada, a program of the Government of Canada, allows youth to obtain a work permit to work and travel for up to 2 years. Learn about what IEC is doing to support the outbound mobility of Canadian youth. Hear from some of IEC’s youth ambassadors, who have worked abroad through the program, and the impact IEC has had on their cultural awareness, and their personal, academic, and professional growth.

The audience will leave with an understanding of:

· The IEC program and the youth mobility arrangements available through the IEC program

· How institutions can leverage IEC youth mobility agreements to develop work abroad opportunities for students in these countries.

· Inform participants about youth mobility partnerships and how they can be leveraged in support of enhanced mobility amongst domestic students, and the benefits such experiences have on students’ personal, academic, and professional development; and

· Engage with participants on opportunities to work together to ensure students are aware of the opportunities to go abroad through the youth mobility partnerships.

Let’s talk about how we can work together to develop resources and tools to prepare your students to plan their adventure now so they can work and travel abroad when the time is right!

Session Speakers

Liz Hong-Farrell

Assistant Director, International Experience Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Monique Comeau

Senior Policy Analyst, International Experience Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

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