Higher Education Forum – 2018

Dates :

July 5-6, 2018

Venue :

Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton

Chair :

Mayur Dave


Girish Kekre

Organizing Committee :

Ajit Someshwar, Anil Shah, Satish Thakkar, Pankaj Dave, Ramesh Chotai.


In July 2018, CIF organized the Higher Education Forum to get a comprehensive understanding of the sector. The link between education and economic growth is spurring the demand for quality education. This is leading to a surge in the globalization of education. This is two-pronged – increasing number of students are going to foreign destinations for higher education and educational institutions are becoming transnational service providers.

Pertinently, international students coming and studying in Canada contribute in the range of $15-$20 billion annually. In the context of burgeoning Canada – India bilateral relations, the education sector and especially the higher education subsector is growing exponentially in significance both in terms of the number of international students from India choosing Canada to pursue higher education and the contribution the sector is making to the Canadian economy.

The objective of CIF’s Higher Education Forum was to enable a dialogue between Canadian and Indian sector specialists with a view to laying down the roadmap for the future direction of in the sector.

It encompassed three spheres:

Connect governments in Canada and India that are instrumental in policy formulations

Connect institution-to-institution linkages

Explore the role of the industry in Canada to absorb the Indian students into jobs after the completion of their educational process