CICan is very excited to introduce our very first Virtual Marketplace! This interactive, engaging, online environment allows conference attendees to meet with booth staff face-to-face and learn about their products and services without anyone leaving the comfort of their home office!

Conference attendees will be able to explore booths with the click of their mouse. Exhibitors will be available to live chat about their latest products and services so attendees can take time to learn from the exhibiting companies and expand their network of contacts, all at their own pace.

Marketplace will be open daily during the conference between 11:00 and 17:00, with key Exploration Times as listed here. Booth staff will be on hand to meet with delegates.

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To encourage attendees to visit our exhibitors, we will be implementing gamification in our virtual event. By clicking on the exhibitor’s store front, the attendee is assigned points. Accumulating points increases their chances of winning exciting prizes, including free registration for the 2022 CICan Connection Conference!

CICan is happy to welcome the following exhibitors to the 2021 Connection Conference:

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ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education. Connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on its platform, ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Founded in 2015, the company has built partnerships with over 1,500 primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, and works with 3,500 recruitment partners, to drive diversity on campuses across Canada and the United States. To date, the company has assisted more than 70,000 students with their educational journey. ApplyBoard is headquartered in Kitchener, ON Canada, with representatives in 8 countries.
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ApplyProof is the innovative document verification solution for international student visa applications. It protects students and institutions from fraudulent documents by enabling officials to validate a document’s authenticity by viewing the digital original held securely by ApplyProof.
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Campus Living Centres

Campus Living Centres was founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting Canadian colleges and universities develop, finance, and manage student residences and conference facilities. We own/manage approximately 23,000 student beds, are partnered with 24 Canadian post-secondary institutions, and have successfully completed 16 P3 student housing projects.
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Canadian Forces Recruiting Group

The Canadian Forces Recruiting Group’s mission is to support the operational capability of the Canadian Armed forces by attracting highly qualified individuals, either in or newly entering the workforce. New initiatives are continually implemented to ensure the Canadian Armed Forces is a first choice for Canadians looking to make a difference in the world.
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CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure that supports world-class research and innovation.

CANARIE and its twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada’s National Research and Education Network. This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.

Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools and national research data management initiatives to accelerate discovery, provides identity management services to the academic community, and offers advanced networking and cloud resources to boost commercialization in Canada’s technology sector.

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.
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Introducing the Alternate Solutions Group at CIBC. We combine nimble start-up thinking with CIBC’s stability and reach to create innovative opportunities with scalability across distribution channels. We’re leveraging CIBC’s long history of FX leadership to develop unique foreign exchange solutions that revolutionize the way people spend and send money around the world.
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guard.me is a leading provider of international student health insurance and, we’re so much more. That’s why, as a trusted partner for private and public universities, colleges, language schools and schoolboards, we created guard.meCARES, our innovative platform of health and wellness programs and services designed to mitigate risk, manage crisis events and improve health and wellness day-in and day-out.
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Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security

The program is looking for your solutions to support the development of defence and security capabilities. IDEaS fosters open innovation to provide creative thinkers with the structure and support to encourage solutions, which will assist in solving some of Canada’s toughest defence and security challenges.

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International Experience Canada

International Experience Canada (IEC) is Government of Canada program that allows Canadian youth – aged 18-35 – to work and travel in any of IEC’s over 30 partner countries.
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Science Odyssey - powered by NSERC

Science Odyssey – Powered by NSERC

Together, let’s show Canadians why science rocks! From May 1 to 16, 2021, join us in celebrating Science Odyssey to showcase the importance of science in our daily lives, not only to tackle the complex aspects of the #COVID19 pandemic, but also to equip Canadians to challenge disinformation, think critically, and better navigate the complicated world in which we live.
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PaySimply, powered by Payment Source, provides schools a solution for accepting convenient payment methods to collect tuition and residence fees. Families pay online with: credit card, Interac e-Transfer, PayPal or Alipay, or make in-person payments with cash or debit card at any Canada Post outlet.
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Pearson PTE Academic

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. We partner with faculty and institutions to create innovative solutions to improve student achievement and institutional effectiveness. We understand that every student is different and learns differently. We create and connect content, technology, assessment and services to enable unique learning solutions. We know that when learning products and services are developed with care and expertise, and that when the student is at the center of the learning experience, success follows.

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Thompson Rivers University

TRU Open Learning has over 55 online programs, from Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees to Masters and over 450 online courses, available for registration anytime. We also have partnerships pathways for transfer students, with institutions and organizations across Canada. Finally, our PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) program can also offer credit for experiential learning.
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World Education Services (WES)

World Education Services (WES) validates international academic credentials and provides Canadian academic equivalents. All WES evaluation reports are based on verified transcripts received directly from the institutions that issue them or documents are directly submitted to the issuing institutions for verification.

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World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

Our vision is a better world for all young people. It is a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world in which all young people, especially women and refugees, are empowered to secure a good quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

We work with a diverse network of students, volunteers, institutions, governments, and businesses to improve education, economic, and empowerment opportunities for young people.
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