ILAC Workshop Higher Education in Canada 2016

The ILAC Workshop Higher Education in Canada is an annual event held by ILAC, which provides top agents interested in higher education in Canada with the opportunity of connecting with ILAC’s Academic Pathway partner institutions.

90 agents from 25 countries visited ILAC’s campuses in Toronto to discover networking opportunities, establish partnerships, and learn new skills to continue promoting Canada as an educational destination.

From campus and city tours, to one-on-one meetings with representatives from 45 Canadian colleges and universities, the ILAC Workshop is an overall unique experience.

Welcome Reception

Agents were greeted by ILAC staff and participated in different ice-breaking activities, getting to know each other and winning surprises, such as ILAC’s new active wear.
Sponsored by: George Brown College

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Campus Tours, Meetings & Presentations

To begin a day full of activities, agents adventured through the streets of downtown Toronto, and ILAC’s 4 boutique-style campuses.

After the sightseeing tour, agents attended presentations by ILAC and some of ILAC’s partner institutions: Thompson Rivers University, New Brunswick Community College, George Brown College, The Art Institutes, Camosun College, Brock University and ILAC International College.

Agents had the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with representatives from 45 Canadian colleges and universities to learn about opportunities for international students and partnership agreements.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us agents from various countries to be exposed to a number of opportunities in Canada for our students who want to come to Canada to study not only English but also to attend universities and colleges”, said Silvia Bertoni Reis, a participating agent from Global Mission Intercambios.

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Limo Tour

ILAC loves to give agents a VIP experience. The next activity was a limo tour around beautiful Toronto, accompanied by a fun game of questions to participate for even more prizes!

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Red Carpet

The Distillery District turned into Hollywood in Toronto for a night! Agents walked on the ILAC Red Carpet for the gala dinner at Archeo restaurant, greeted by the one and only: Stanley the #ILACMoose!
Sponsored by: Centennial College

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Gala Dinner and Party

Participation awards and an inspiring speech by our special guest, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Founder of the Daughters For Life Foundation, were special moments during this great evening.
Sponsored by: Centennial College

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Yorkville Dinner

As the ILAC Workshop Higher Education in Canada came to an end, agents and staff enjoyed together one last time at ILAC’s Yorkville Campus.
Sponsored by: Braemar College

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Amber Lounge Closing Party

Amber Lounge opened its doors to celebrate a weekend full of successful meetings and business partnerships! Samba dancers kicked off the party with a Brazilian-style performance.
Sponsored by: Thompson Rivers University

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“The workshop was greatly organized and was very useful for me. It allowed me to make new connections with the schools and other agents. It helped me grow professionally and gave me a strong desire to promote ILAC and Canada better.” – Alex Polonik, Davisa

#DreamBig with ILAC!

At ILAC, we care about our partners dreams. We encouraged agents to tell us what they #DreamBig about for a chance to win CAD $1,000 towards their big dream, and Guzal Yergesheva was the winner!

Click to see Guzal’s entry in the #DreamBig contest

FAM Trip to ILAC’s Pathway Partner Colleges

To maximize the agents’ experience, they had the opportunity to go on a familiarization trip to two of ILAC’s Pathway Partner colleges, Centennial College for half a day, followed by an overnight trip to Humber College, to learn about their programs and modern facilities on a day long familiarization trip!

Thank you to all the agents and partner institutions who participated in the ILAC Workshop Higher Education! We hope it was a rewarding experience for you, and got to learn about education opportunities for international students in Canada.

Don’t forget to SHARE your photos from with the hashtag #ILACworkshop!

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