Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Questions (111)

Bobby Aylward


111. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to strengthen educational ties between Canada and Ireland; the efforts being made in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46740/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Canada is a growing market for Ireland’s international engagement, with Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology actively engaged in the Canadian market. The relationship between Ireland and Canada is based on collaboration in the fields of student, staff and academic mobility, and Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions have developed significant relationships and agreements with several Canadian provinces over the last number of years.

Education in Ireland, who are charged with promoting and building international educational relationships on our behalf, is planning various events to strengthen the educational ties between Ireland and Canada in 2020, most notably a trade mission to Vancouver, an inward visit of colleges from British Columbia to develop new and enhance existing partnerships, and an online campaign to build brand awareness in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.