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2019- Year of International Education in Manitoba

Posted February 6, 2019

As part of its ongoing commitment to international education and recognition of all its benefits, the
Manitoba government has proclaimed 2019 as the year of International Education, Minister of
Education and Training Kelvin Goertzen announced yesterday.

“International education enriches our province in many ways and helps Manitobans develop global
networks, which create economic opportunities and respect for other cultures,” said Goertzen. “By
proclaiming 2019 as the Year of International Education, we will promote our province as a global
destination of choice for international students, researchers, workers and entrepreneurs to study, work,
invest and live in.”

“We are extremely pleased with the announcement from the government of Manitoba. We hope this
will serve to remind Manitobans of the contributions, both economic and social, that our industry brings
to the province,” said Carmelle Mulaire, President of the Manitoba Council for International Education
(MCIE). “We appreciate their ongoing collaboration and support, and look forward to continued
growth.”

This Proclamation also recognizes that Manitoba will host three national International Education
conferences in Winnipeg in 2019 namely: Languages Canada, Canadian Association of Public Schools
International, and the Canadian Bureau for International Education. This is the first time in Canadian
history that all three associations have held conferences in the same city in the same year.

MCIE was created in 2000 to encourage more students to choose Manitoba as their international
education destination. The not-for-profit organization comprises 28-member institutions, ranging from
elementary to post-secondary level, public and private, in both rural and urban areas. Members share
resources and information, collaborate on joint marketing initiatives, and advocate for international
education.

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