UPDATES AT EDUNOVA – August 31, 2023

Global Affairs Canada International Education Strategy Consultation – Nova Scotia 2023

We recently collated feedback from EduNova’s membership to craft a response to Global Affairs Canada’s International Education Strategy consultation. EduNova’s submission can be found here EduNova’s GAC IES Response. Warm thanks to all who participated!

EduNova’s response to recent comments on international student caps and housing

Airport Welcome Desk 2023


We are delighted to announce that our Airport Welcome Desk has been launched in collaboration with iCent to welcome new international students arriving at the Halifax Stanfield International and Sydney Airports this week.
We want to offer a very WARM WELCOME to all international students studying in Nova Scotia this Fall!

Study and Stay™- Nova Scotia Capstone Program – Applications Now Open

We’re excited to inform you that the Study and Stay™ – Nova Scotia Capstone program applications for cohort 8 are open! The Study and Stay™ Capstone program is a free 10-month program designed for international students in their final year of post-secondary studies in Nova Scotia. The selected participants will have access to the resources, tools, and connections needed to launch a successful career and fulfilling life in Nova Scotia. The schedule for virtual info sessions about the program is available on the Study and Stay webpage. The deadline to apply for the program is September 25, 2023. Please share about the program with eligible international students!

Check out the facts about the Study and Stay™ – Capstone Program!

Study and Stay™- Nova Scotia Fall Orientation Campus Tours 2023

Exciting times are ahead as the Study and Stay™ – Nova Scotia team prepares to embark on campus tours during our member Orientation Week(s). We are eager to connect with both new and returning international students to share insights about our Study and Stay™ – Nova Scotia Foundations and Capstone Programs. Our team will set up engaging booths and provide informative sessions to interact with students on a personal level, providing comprehensive information about our programs and addressing any questions they may have.

We value your support and collaboration as we strive to make our campus visits a success. Though we have some campuses finalized, we are still open to more invitations from you to meet with your students – we are eager to explore opportunities for additional sessions. If you would like to book a visit, please contact gabriela@edunova.ca.

2023 EduNova’s Atlantic Canada Counsellors’ Familiarization Tour

EduNova organized a hybrid familiarisation tour for high school counsellors and student recruitment agents in August 2023. The tour welcomed nine attendees, including four high school counsellors from South Asia (India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka) and five agents from Mexico, Vietnam, and Ukraine. Together, they toured ten institutions across Atlantic Canada from Sunday, August 13, 2023, to Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Participating institutions included Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, Acadia University, Memorial University – St. John’s Campus, Memorial University – Grenfell Campus, College of the North Atlantic, St. Francis Xavier University, University of Prince Edward Island, University of New Brunswick, and Mount Allison University. Thank you for your participation!

Maureen Woodhouse Celebration of Life