Education in Canada Village

Education in Canada Village

Interest for overseas study programs is rapidly increasing in Turkey. 2017 and 2018 reports show that quality education and competitively better living standards in Canada, is attracting more interest in Turkish Student Market lately.  Around 25% of our visitors are interested in studying in Canada. 



Education in Canada Village

Since 2001, IEFT has been hosting two student recruitment fairs a year in Turkey, attracting around 20,000 visitors (students & families) and more than exhibitors per fair. 

Each of our event we organize Education in Canada Village under the IEFT Fairs with the participation of more than 25 Schools and Institutions.



Canada Village at IEFT Fall 2018 and Canada Reception

Last event we have welcomed around 30 institutions from Canada at Canada Village. This specific section not only brought an extra exposure to Canada as a study destination, but also creating an opportunity to both students and parents to learn more about the Education system, quality living standards, multicultural society in Canada at each IEFT events.



The opening ceremony of this special section and also 34th IEFT Fall events were made on 27th of October, honored by the participation of Consul General of Canada in Istanbul Mr. Ulric Shannon at this ribbon cut ceremony. 

In Fall 2018 event, we have also organized a very special morning reception and seminar about ; “Studying at Top Canadian Universities!” with the participation of The University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University and University of Ottawa as well as Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul representatives.
   
This specialized seminar was visited by top high school and university students, as well as their parents. We had mostly visitors from Koç High School, Sisli Terakki, Uskudar American, MEF Schools, Istanbul Community College and etc.  
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Mainly the 4 pillar of Education in Canada, below, is very popular at our recruitment events and these institutions has a great potential of recruitment in Turkey. 



Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Programs: The exhibitors will able to meet highly motivated students from the most prestigious universities of Turkey as well as young professionals exploring their future study/career options. Our statistics show that more than 40% of our visitors are asking for undergraduate/ postgraduate programs during at IEFT events. The most popular branches for degree programs are business and management, engineering and other technical fields, medicine and other medical fields, and social sciences and humanities.



 -High School Programs: High School Education is a growing trend in Turkey. We are expecting this will increase due to Turkey’s huge young population and the competitive environment. Again like the undergraduate level, at the high school level the decision makers are the parents so our target is to bring more families who have an International mindset and budget to send their children abroad. In Fall 2018 events, more than 2,500 families visited IEFT events.   



 -Language and Summer School Programs: Turkey sends almost 50,000 students each year abroad for language and summer school programs. At the IEFT fairs around 40 % of the attendees are subjected to language studies, whether to improve their skills or as a necessity for their degree education. The main motivation of language course students is to improve their language skills, have further studies abroad or at home, have a better career, and improve themselves socially We have been also working very closely with Languages Canada to support these schools in Turkish Student Market and attract them to join our events. 

 

-Colleges and Certificate Programs : College Education is a growing trend in Turkey with their affordable education, high quality programs, industry connections and working opportunities. We would be happy to collaborate with you and support Canadian Colleges here in Turkish Student Market. University Transfer programs and post graduate studies are already popular in Turkey. Short courses are very affordable, offer remote study options and deliver a wide range of unique skills in a short time. This is a huge advantage of Turkish Market and creating a great demand for these potential institutions. So Canada Village at IEFT is a great platform for schools to recruit students in Turkey. 

Networking with Agents - EuroAsia Agent Workshop in ISTANBUL 

Apart from our student recruitment events, now the schools has the chance of meeting existing or potential partner agencies right after IEFT Fairs. 



EuroAsia Agent Workshop connects the schools with more than 150 agents from Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, China, South Korea.  

3rd EuroAsia Agent Workshop was organized on October 2018. There were around 150 educational agents and 80 schools from 25 different countries. Additionally for the first time, we organized a special Euroasia Awards Ceremony to honor the best performance of educators by voting system. Around 250 EuroAsia Agent Workshop agencies (2018 workshop participants) have voted for the schools in 13 categories. ILAC Canada and University of Winnipeg was among the winners of the “most preferred boutique Language school” and “most preferred university in Canada”, accordingly. 

    

Next IEFT and Euroasia Dates are Below;

35th IEFT Fairs – Spring 2019
24th February 2019 - Ankara Sheraton Hotel  
26th February 2019 - Izmir Hilton Hotel
28th February 2019 - Istanbul Asian Side - Bostanci Dedeman Hotel
2nd-3rd March 2019 - Istanbul European Side - Istanbul Congress Centre

4th Euroasia Agent Workshop
5th-6th March 2019 – Istanbul Hilton Hotel

 Cities 

 General Prices % 25 Special Discounted Prices for
Canadian Institutions
 Istanbul (three days/European&Asian side), Ankara and Izmir
 
 $6.950 $5.200

 Istanbul (three days/European&Asian side), Ankara 

 $6.250 $4.680

 Istanbul (two days/European side), Ankara and Izmir 

 $6.250 $4.680

 Istanbul (two days/European side), Ankara 

 $5.250 $3.930

 Istanbul (three days/European&Asian side) 

 $5.250 $3.930

 Istanbul (two days, European side only) 

 $3.950 $2.960



 

Some of Past IEFT Participants from Canada ; 
University of Alberta
McGill University
Thompson Rivers University
SAIT – Polytechnic
Brock University
Queen's University, Canada
McMaster University
Grant MacEwan University College
University College Fraser Valley Canada
Malaspina University College
ILSC Education Group
University Canada West
Loyalist College
Laurentian University
University of Victoria
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
St Mary’s University
York University - English Language Institute (YUELI)         
Bronte College High School & Summer Camp
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Limestone College
Ridley College
Inlingua Vancouver
English School of Canada
The University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
Lakehead University
University of New Brunswick
University of Regina

FIC – Fraser International College
University of Guelph
Vancouver Film School
PLI - Pacific Language Institute
Acadia University
JLS College Vancouver
Seneca College
International House Vancouver
George Brown City College
University of Manitoba
Vancouver English Centre
Humber College
Carleton University & CultureWorks ESL
Centennial College
Huron University College at Western University
King George International College
LaSalle College
Peel District School Board
Upper Madison College
St Lawrence College
Burnaby School of District - Greater Vancouver
v Keystone International Schools Toronto
London International Academy, Canada
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Niagara College
Red River College
Saint George International College SGIC
St. John's-Kilmarnock School (SJK)
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
University of Toronto, English Language Program
VGC International College – Vancouver