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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 500 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Sunday, June 17 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pre-conference Workshop II: Immigration Pathways for International Students ($99)

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BCCIE is pleased to invite our International Education sector to join Heather Michaud of IRCC and Aireen Luney of the BC PNP, for a presentation and Q&A on Express Entry and the BC PNP, with a focus on how these two programs can serve as immigration pathways for international students graduating from educational institutions in BC or Canada.

Attendees will come away from this session with:
• details of the federal and provincial immigration pathways, and how the two programs align;
• increased knowledge of Express Entry: how the system works; what the eligibility criteria are for the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades programs; and how international students can plan a path towards permanent residence once they graduate;
• enhanced understanding of where students can find relevant, up-to date information on the IRCC website;
• an up-to-date and detailed overview of the BC PNP and its program categories;
• a practical understanding of the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), including how points are awarded, and invitations to apply;
• details about the new BC PNP Tech Pilot and how it may be relevant to international students;
• and resources that can be accessed on a regular basis to obtain the latest updates on federal and provincial immigration programs.

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Aireen Luney

Acting Director of Skills Immigration, BC PNP, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training
Aireen Luney is currently the Acting Director of Skills Immigration, with the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training. She is responsible for leading the operations and setting the strategic direction and operational priorities of... Read More →
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Heather Michaud

Outreach Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Heather Michaud is an outreach officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for British Columbia and the Yukon. Her role is to demystify work permit and permanent residence programs, and explain how Canadian employers can use the immigration system to attract... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
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