Pathways to Prosperity and ICA-Victoria Workshop on
International Students as Future Permanent Residents

Event Date: 
April 20, 2018  
 |    Event Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Event Location: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria, BC 

Interest in international students in Canada has never been greater. Various levels of government, the business sector, the settlement sector, Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone have begun to recognize the impact and potential value that international students represent to Canadian society. However, Canada is not alone in its growing desire to attract and retain foreign students. Global competition for international students is on the rise. As such, this workshop will examine factors that impact the attraction and retention of international students in Canada, including motivations for studying and remaining in Canada, services and supports for international students, strategies for attracting and retaining international students where they are most needed, and how stakeholders can facilitate the transition from international student to permanent resident.


Confirmed Speakers

  • Enayat Aminzadah, International Qualification Services Manager, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Alexandra Bozheva, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario
  • Anne Cirillo, International Student Services, University of Victoria
  • Christine Covell, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
  • Victoria Esses, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
  • Michael Haan, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario
  • Carling Helander, BC Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology
  • Angie Larocque, Immigration Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Valeri Pilgrim, Internationalization Office, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Karima Ramji, International Programs, University of Victoria
  • Wendy Roth, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
  • Sarah Wayland, Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council

For detailed agenda, click here 

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Fee (Registered and paid on or before March 22, 2018): $100.00
  • Regular Fee (Registered and paid after March 22, 2018): $125.00   

 Please fill in the form below to register for the workshop.


Hotel Information
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, 100 Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC.

If booked by March 22, 2018 the rate is $149.00 for a Standard - double or king room.

Please click here or call 1-800-268-1133 to make your reservation and quote ‘Pathways to Prosperity Workshop on International Students’ to obtain the group rate.

Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact Sonali Advani at [email protected] for more information.