UPDATES AT EDUNOVA – February 27, 2023


Export Internship Program

The Export Internship Program, in its fifth year, has launched a new program this month for trade and business graduates, and Nova Scotia businesses. This final year of the program will see seven companies and graduates matched for a one-year employment opportunity, with custom-designed export plans for the businesses implemented by the graduates. Those successful graduates who are accepted into the program will have a chance to pitch to companies in early 2023. In past years, EduNova has assisted over 90 companies with a graduate to work in digital export training. This project creates a direct link between graduates and Nova Scotia employers and retention within Nova Scotia.

Please share this QR code with students and graduates. The application deadline is March 1st, with possibility of extension.

The Study and Stay™ CONNECT Mentorship Training

The Study and Stay™ Team would like to thank all the mentors who attended the Study and Stay 2023 – Mentorship Training on the evening of January 31st on Zoom. Approximately 46 new and returning mentors participated in the training. The mentors are now a part of the province-wide program that supports the final-year international students in the Study and Stay™ Program 2022-2023 cohort to stay, live, work and build meaningful professional connections in Nova Scotia! The training was filled with helpful information on how to manage the mentorship with their mentee and mentors’ expectations for this program.

Francielle Ciconetto is available to support the mentors and their mentees during this process. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact her at francielle@edunova.ca.

The Study and Stay™ CONNECT The BEST Conference: Stay Tuned! 

The BEST Conference is an annual event for international students in Nova Scotia to help them find resources for a successful transition between their studies and professional life. The BEST Conference is happening in person in Halifax for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Registrations for the full-day event on March 11, 2023, are now open via the iCent app. The conference will also be hosted online to increase reach and accommodate more students. The key focus areas of the BEST Conference this year are personal branding, local job market, managing finances, immigration pathways and much more.

For more information about BEST Conference 2023, please visit: https://studynovascotia.ca/best/

International Education Day in Ottawa 2023

EduNova, in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia and EduNova’s members hosted the Nova Scotia International Education Day on February 7, 2023 in Ottawa. The event provided a forum to connect, collaborate and further international education and research partnerships. The event aimed to showcase and celebrate Nova Scotia’s education and training expertise, solidify our relationships in existing markets, and grow our connections into emerging markets for research, collaboration, and student mobility.

In attendance were Nova Scotian Members of Parliament and Senators, Ambassadors and High Commissioners from Morocco, Colombia, France, Switzerland, Jordan, St. Kitts & Nevis, Malaysia, Kuwait, Qatar, China, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Belgium, and Japan, senior representatives from Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), iCent, IDP, Colleges & Institutes Canada, Universities Canada, CONSUP & ApplyBoard and federal government stakeholders from IRCC and ACOA, Nova Scotia’s Departments of Advanced Education and Labour, Skills and Immigration, along with senior representatives from EduNova’s membership. Follow up on this event will be taking place over the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

  1. Student Recruitment Working Group: March 23, 2023
  2. Operations Committee: March 1, 2023
  3. Immigration Committee: March 6, 2023
  4. BEST Conference: March 11, 2023
  5. Student Recruitment Retention (SRR) Working Group: March 16, 2023
  6. Student Recruitment Committee: April 6, 2023
  7. Board of Directors Meeting: April 6, 2023
  8. Annual General Meeting: June 19, 2023