• May 22, 2020 - Toronto

    2020 Education Partner Symposium 2020

  • Knowledgeable Speakers


  • Share information and insight


  • Diversity of opinion helps everyone learn more


  • Register before March 1


The Education Partner Program

Helps immigration consultants flourish in the international education industry.

Diversify, Connect, Protect

Protect students, diversify your markets and learn more

Update as of March 16: Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in the EPS. As the coronavirus epidemic unfolds, we are reviewing our plans for this event. We will update everyone promptly once we finalize our revised plans. Please stay safe while we all work together to get the virus under control.

As the Education Partner Symposium enters its 3rd year, diversifying your business and markets has become more important than ever. With over 700,000 international students in Canada, direction takes precedence over growth. Therefore, this year’s Symposium will discuss ways and means to diversify student recruitment beyond our traditional markets.

Business is important, but so is protecting students from potential fraud. CAPIC believes it is our collective responsibility to safeguard the interests of students and uphold Canada’s image as a safe and welcoming country.

We have made EPS 2020 a holistic event by giving everyone a fair chance to convey their input. Attendees will include representatives from the government, educational institutions, student associations and industry experts. Having diversity of opinion will help everyone understand the composite market.

Join us at this year’s Symposium and take your knowledge to a whole new level.

Canada hosted over 700,000 international students in 2018

International education contributed over $21 billion to the Canadian economy

170,000 Canadian jobs supported by international education

Message from the Mayor

It is my pleasure to extend greetings and a warm welcome to everyone attending the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants' Education Partner Symposium.

Best wishes to everyone gathering to network and discuss the latest issues in Canadian international education including diversifying student recruitment, protecting students from immigration fraud and finding ways to grow enrolment.

As Canada's largest city and the fourth largest in North America, Toronto is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is dedicated to being a model of sustainable development. I welcome everyone to our city and encourage you to enjoy Toronto and learn about our vibrant neighbourhoods.

On behalf of Toronto City Council, please accept my best wishes for an informative and enjoyable event.

Yours truly,
John Tory
Mayor of Toronto

Welcome to the 2020 Education Partner Symposium!

On behalf of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC), I am pleased to welcome you to the third annual Education Partner Symposium (EPS).

As stakeholders in Canadian education, we can be proud that our education system is among the highest-ranked globally. Benefitting from innovative immigration policies, Canada has become a top destination for international education.

As the number of international students in Canada continues to grow, EPS will help chart the way forward. EPS will be attended by all major international education stakeholders including DLIs, immigration consultants, student associations and the government.

With nearly 3,000 members, CAPIC is well-positioned to positively impact Canadian international education. We stand true to our theme of diversifying international student population for partner DLIs; connecting DLIs and consultants for mutual benefit; and protecting the interests of international students by keeping them away from unauthorized immigration practitioners.

Dory Jade, C. Dir


What our previous attendees say.


RCICs, Industry Leaders, DLIs, and More

Samina Tampal

Regional Manager Africa and South Asia, Georgian College

Talwinder Kaur

Student representative

Solange Belluz


Michael Huynh

ICCRC Director of Professional Conduct

Paul Ostrowski

Manager, International for Lakeland College

Susan Virtue

International Programs Manager, Faculty of Education, Brock University, RCIC

Kunal Thakur

Business Development Coordinator

IRCC Representatives


Education Partner Program Member Institutions

Event Schedule

Detailed hourly agenda
Breakfast and Registration
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
Opening Remarks and Keynote
09:15 AM - 09:45 AM
Canada’s New International Student Education Strategy
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Get insight on Canada’s 5 year plan as you expand your own markets. Hear government stakeholders and learn the reasoning behind the plan.
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Admission/Education Consultant vs Immigration Consultants
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
How do you balance the needs of the student, the school and the immigration consultant? How can you wear all these hats and protect students' interests?
Challenges in Student Recruitment
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The January intake is full and your client opted for a school in Australia. We’ll discuss typical challenges and offer some possible solutions.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Emerging Student Markets – Beyond India and China
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Canada wants to diversity its international student market base. How can you take advantage and be part of the future.
Solving the African Puzzle
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
We’ll have a serious discussion about the low visa approval rates and tackle ways to improve student visa applications.
Student supports and services
01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
Students face many issues in Canada. What supports are available?
Pathways to PR – Life beyond a student
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
It’s not always easy. Things to consider as you plan with your client.
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
DLI Fair
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
*Agenda is subject to change


Regular Rate - Applies after Mar 01

EPP Agreement Signed with CAPIC

  • For CAPIC registered members who have completed EPP agreement

EPP Information Form Submitted

  • For CAPIC registered members who have completed EPP form

Non-EPP Partner DLIs

  • For DLIs Representatives who have not completed the EPP agreement

EPP Partner DLIs

  • For DLIs Representatives who have completed the EPP agreement


Education Partner Symposium 2020

Toronto, Ontario


BMO Institute for Learning , 3550 Pharmacy Ave


Travel Discounts

Air Fare Discount

Air Canada

This a promotion code for the convention. To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Promotional Code: D8MP7E31

Applicable Rules:

The discount is applicable on all Canada, all International, and all USA routes to Toronto Airports (YTZ, YYZ) (ON)

The travel period begins Friday, May 15, 2020 and ends Friday, May 29, 2020.

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

No discount will apply to Tango 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 Tango.

Hotel Discount

Hotel discount


7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON L3R 1A3 Canada

Corporate rate $155 per night (breakfast included for 1 person)

Parking $5.00 per vehicle/per night

Reservations can be done by calling 905-474-0444 or 1-800-321-2211

Book your corporate rate for CAPIC - Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants 


$215 per night

Includes dinner the night before and full breakfast

For reservations, please email events2@capic.ca.

Ride Discount

Via Rail

VALID: May 20 - 24

TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 14113.

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