• Oct 27, 2021 - Vancouver

    2021 Education Partner Symposium

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    Immigration and Citizenship Consultants, Reputed DLIs, Government officials

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  • Education Partner Symposium 2021

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The Education Partner Program

Helps immigration consultants flourish in the international education industry.

2021 Education Partner Symposium

Getting International Education Back on Track

There is no question that the past year has been incredibly difficult for students in and outside of Canada. Travel restrictions, pivoting to virtual learning, and changing life goals have forced students to re-evaluate their choices.

Immigration consultants play a valuable role in this process, as they help guide their clients through the recruitment and immigration process. The Education Partner Program (EPP) helps consultants securely recruit students and grow their businesses, while offering DLIs the chance to expand recruitment beyond traditional markets.

The Educational Partner Symposium is an event that allows EPP members and partner DLIs an opportunity to discuss, connect, and explore what lays ahead for international students.

Next level student recruitment. Attendees will include representatives from the government, educational institutions, student associations and industry experts. Join us at this year’s Symposium and take your knowledge of international student recruitment to a whole new level.

Agenda Snapshot
Canada’s education institutions continue to be premier destinations for international students. As the number of international students in Canada continues to grow, EPS is the can’t miss event on the 2021 calendar!

  • The View from Both Sides of the Desks: An Optimal Study Permit Application. We’ll discuss how obstacles, red flags, and biases may impact a study permit application and provide pointers for addressing these issues. 75 minutes.
  • Falling Between the Cracks. A rapid-fire round as we touch on those scenarios that don’t fit into a neat box such as missed semesters, new DLIs, status lapse, dependents abroad and lots more. 75 minutes.
  • Building Pathways. For most students, it’s more than just studying in Canada, it’s a pathway to a new future. We’ll look at a few options for you to help build your client’s path. 45 minutes.
  • The Way Forward. We’ll wrap our content portion with a round table and provide a bird’s-eye view of what’s head. 30 minutes.
  • DLI Fair. The day ends with a DLI Fair, where you can meet, engage, and ask your questions to our DLI partners directly.

 

Canada hosted over 600,000 international students in 2019

International education contributed over $21 billion to the Canadian economy

In 2019, more than 58,000 graduates immigrated to Canada permanently

A Message from the Mayor


On behalf of my colleagues on Vancouver City Council and the citizens of Vancouver, I am pleased to welcome the participants at the third edition of the Education Partner Symposium to "Getting International Education Back on Track"hosted by the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants.

As Mayor, I am proud that the City of Vancouver is home to a diverse and multicultural population. Vancouver is a destination city for so many new immigrants, many of whom contribute so vibrantly to the culture and economics of the City. There are many educational, cultural and recreational activities to complement the restaurants, shopping and entertainment opportunities in our multicultural city. I am confident all those attending the conference willgain a renewed sense of achievement in past accomplishments and an optimistic view of the future.

Best wishes for a successful symposium!

Yours truly,
Kennedy Stewart
Mayor of Vancouver

Welcome to the 2021 Education Partner Symposium!


On behalf of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC), I am pleased to welcome you to join us at the third Education Partner Symposium (EPS), in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 27, 2021. As global travel begins again, our symposium will bring together industry stakeholders with the goal of "Getting International Education Back on Track".

Canada is a top destination for international students and our education system ranks among the best worldwide. With more than 3300 members and innovative offerings like the Education Partner Program (EPP), CAPIC is committed to building on this strong foundation and growing international education in Canada. We are dedicated to diversifying international student recruitment for partner DLIs, connecting DLIs and consultants for mutual benefit, and safeguarding the interests of international students.

The symposium will be attended by all major international education stakeholders including DLIs, immigration consultants, student associations and government representatives. Together, we can ensure Canada continues to attract the best and brightest international students so that our education system remains the benchmark for other nations.

I look forward to seeing you in October!

Sincerely,
Dory Jade, C. Dir
CEO, CAPIC

Testimonials

What our previous attendees say.

Speakers

Immigration and Citizenship Consultants , Industry Leaders, DLIs, and More

Neera Agnihotri

RCIC / RCIC

Scott Smith

RCIC / CRIC

Monica O'Brien

Education Manager, CAPIC

Chitra Bhatia

RCIC / CRIC

Lulwa Al Hidiq

CAPIC Treasurer

Ziaad Ghantous

Business Development Coordinator

Brandon Miller

RCIC / CRIC

Education Partner Program Member Institutions

Event Schedule

Detailed hourly agenda
Registration and breakfast
07:45 AM - 08:30 AM
The View from All Sides of the Desks: An Optimal Study Permit Application
08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
We’ll discuss how obstacles, red flags and biases may impact a study permit application and provide pointers for addressing these issues.

Ziaad Ghantous

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Ziaad Ghantous
Business Development Coordinator
Panel Chair

Chitra Bhatia

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Chitra Bhatia
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Lulwa Al Hidiq

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Lulwa Al Hidiq
CAPIC Treasurer
Panel Chair
Health Break
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Grab a coffee, check your messages or meet in our “Virtual Meet-up”
Falling Between the Cracks
10:20 AM - 11:35 AM
A rapid-fire round as we touch on those scenarios that don’t fit into a neat box such as missed semesters, new DLIs, status lapses, dependents abroad and lots more.

IRCC Representatives

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IRCC Representatives
IRCC
Panel Chair

Monica O'Brien

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Monica O'Brien
Education Manager, CAPIC
Panel Chair

Scott Smith

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Scott Smith
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Bogumila ‘Bogie’ Lapinski Anaya

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Bogumila ‘Bogie’ Lapinski Anaya
ILAC
Panel Chair
Health Break
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab a snack, do some stretches and re-hydrate. The “Virtual Meet-up” is an option too!
Building Pathways
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
For most students, it’s more than just studying in Canada, it’s a pathway to a new future. We’ll look at a few options for you to help build your client’s path.

Neera Agnihotri

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Neera Agnihotri
RCIC / RCIC
Panel Chair

Brandon Miller

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Brandon Miller
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair
The Way Forward
12:45 PM - 01:30 PM
We’ll bring some of speakers back to the podium, and wrap our content portion with a round table providing a bird’s-eye view of what’s head.

Monica O'Brien

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Monica O'Brien
Education Manager, CAPIC
Panel Chair

Chitra Bhatia

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Chitra Bhatia
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Lulwa Al Hidiq

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Lulwa Al Hidiq
CAPIC Treasurer
Panel Chair

Neera Agnihotri

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Neera Agnihotri
RCIC / RCIC
Panel Chair

Brandon Miller

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Brandon Miller
RCIC / CRIC
Panel Chair

Ziaad Ghantous

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Ziaad Ghantous
Business Development Coordinator
Panel Chair
*Agenda is subject to change

Pricing

Online Admission

$200
  • For CAPIC registered members who have completed EPP agreement

In Person Admission

$300
  • For CAPIC registered members who have completed EPP agreement

Non-EPP Partner DLIs

$1250
  • For DLIs Representatives who have not completed the EPP agreement

EPP Partner DLIs

$150
  • For DLIs Representatives who have completed the EPP agreement

VENUE

Education Partner Symposium

Vancouver, BC


Address

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver , 1601 Bayshore Drive

Travel Discounts

Air Fare Discount

Air Canada

Conference attendees can book through Air Canada to receive a special, discounted rate.

Please use promo code HP37U341 when booking.

The following terms and conditions apply to this offer:

  • To qualify for the Meeting and Conventions special fares a minimum of 10 delegates is required travelling from various origins to the same destination within Air Canada’s extensive North American and international network. customers will benefit from an instant online registration and enjoy a ten per cent discount on eligible fares.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Vancouver, YVR (BC)

  • The travel period begins Wednesday, October 20, 2021 and ends Friday, November 05, 2021.

  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

  • No discount will apply to Standard bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. for International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Standard.

https://www.aircanada.com

Air Fare Discount

West Jet

Conference attendees can book through West Jet to receive these discounts:

  • 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada

  • 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border

Please use the code G38DE68 to book flights. The following terms and conditions apply to this offer:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: YVR – Vancouver, BC

  • The travel period begins: 20 October – 5 November, 2021

  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.

https://www.westjet.com/conventions

Hotel Discount

Hotel discount

Stay at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver

Exclusive room rates are available to in-person attendees at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

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BC Proof of Vaccination Requirement

The BC government has announced new health regulations that affect a number of activities in the province. Beginning September 13, 2021, BC will require proof of vaccination for certain activities; this includes conferences such as EPS 2021. For the full list of activities requiring vaccination, please click here [Proof of vaccination - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)]. This requirement applies to the following groups:
Residents of BC
Visitors residing in other provinces and territories
International visitors

As stated in the EPS 2021 Terms and Conditions, attendees are required to follow all government health regulations. As a of October 24, 2021, the province requires those participating in conferences to be fully vaccinated. As such, EPS 2021 in-person attendees are required to present proof of full vaccination to attend the conference. Proof of vaccination can be uploaded to CAPIC Connect or provided on-site. Attendees may be required to provide proof of vaccination throughout the conference or to access certain venues. Details of BC’s vaccination program and vaccine card can be found here [Proof of vaccination - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)].

Canadian visitors to BC must provide the following:
Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
Valid government ID from the same province or territory

International visitors must provide the following:
The proof of vaccination used to enter Canada
Passport

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