Aboriginal, international education key to Canada's economic recovery

August 24, 2010

At a meeting earlier this month, Canada's premiers made education, skills, and labour market development priority items in their discussions on the country's economic recovery. Increased Aboriginal educational achievement and greater participation in higher education are essential goals, as boosting Aboriginal participation in the workforce will contribute to Canada's future success. On the subject of international education, the premiers are directing education ministers to work with immigration ministers to further develop an international marketing action plan by next March that identifies areas for investment and opportunities for federal-provincial collaboration on marketing. The premiers have agreed to work with Ottawa to address key barriers in attracting foreign students. Council of the Federation News Release