Canada's international education strategy should capitalize on differentiated PSE system

December 19, 2011

In its statement to the advisory panel on Canada's international education system, Polytechnics Canada says the third pillar of the country's PSE system -- polytechnics -- is often not well understood, and as a result, an older out-of-date picture of PSE in Canada is being promoted in our missions abroad, showing the system as a binary one between universities and community colleges. The association says all Canadian representatives abroad should receive relevant and up-to-date briefings on the country's PSE system and its constant evolution. As a result, federal officials will be better able to speak to the quality and value of Canadian PSE, says Polytechnics Canada. "Canada’s differentiated post secondary education system is a strength -- not a weakness -- and should be capitalized on in the promotion of our international marketing strategy." Read the statement