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New Work-Integrated Learning Program Supported By EnPoint

Updated: Feb 8

Halifax, December 2023----We are excited to announce that we will be working with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) on one of their five new work-integrated learning (WIL) partnerships across Canada. The Pathway to Stay program will be completed with our community partners, Nova Scotia Community College and Dalhousie University.

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to deepen our relationship with the international students of Nova Scotia Community College and Dalhousie University with the support of BHER for this project. Reaching an additional 600 international students and supporting them in building meaningful connections with employers is really important to EnPoint’s mission. As a person who was in this position and never really thought of Nova Scotia as home, the ability to support students in seeing themselves here for their studies or careers post studies is a win in itself"- Chantal Brine, CEO of EnPoint

BHER recently published a report on their five new partnerships created with the generous support of the Canadian government. As part of BHER’s commitment to ensuring that every post-secondary student in Canada gets access to WIL, they have partnered with local businesses like EnPoint to support students who have traditionally faced unique barriers to accessing meaningful work experience. The participants include Indigenous people, people with disabilities, visible minorities, minority language students, and international students.

"The future is in our students. These partnerships will create over 3,360 opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in high-demand sectors and our government is proud to support the next generation. These new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities will help promote diversity and enhance the economy. I am excited to see the success of these partnerships, and the positive longstanding effects that this will have on Canada’s workforce.” - The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry"

BHER is the only federally-funded delivery partner in Canada that creates WIL opportunities for international students. “We are proud to work with dedicated partners across the country to create quality WIL opportunities that foster diversity and strengthen Canada’s economy. Canada faces increasing competition for talent, and engaging equity-deserving and international students is a key priority to address labour market needs. So too is retaining international talent after graduation. High quality WIL helps make that happen.” - Val Walker, CEO of BHER. 

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