BCCIE is a provincial Crown corporation that supports the internationalization efforts of BC’s public and independent K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities and language schools. It promotes international education in and for BC, to enhance BC’s international reputation for quality education, and to support the international education activities of the provincial government.


BCCIE is a key partner in advancing international education in British Columbia.


To position British Columbia as an education destination of choice for global learners and to promote two-way mobility in BC’s education system.


The purpose of BCCIE is to promote international education in and for the Province of British Columbia, and to enhance British Columbia’s international reputation for excellence in education. We work collaboratively with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, partner ministries including the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, and with schools, districts, and institutions to deliver on the international education priorities of the Province.

BCCIE delivers on this direction through activities that focus on the following core service areas:

Partnerships and Market Development developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and networks in new and existing international markets to help schools and institutions diversify their sources of international students. We work to position BC as the destination of choice for international learners and to create opportunities for domestic students to develop global competencies through education experiences abroad.

Capacity Building and Leadership promoting a culture of quality and excellence in international education and increasing the knowledge, expertise, and capacity of BC’s international education sector.

Communications and Global Engagement communicating and engaging with stakeholders in the sector to share information about opportunities and best practices and to foster positive relationships and collaboration.