The International Student Barometer™ (ISB) is the main tool being used across Canada enabling institutions to benchmark their performance in learning, living and support services against regional, national and global competitors.
Our work in Canada has a strong regional focus, working with for instance the Ontario Colleges and regional bodies such as EduNova for the Atlantic Provinces. In Atlantic Canada our work is providing strong results for the attraction and retention of international talent to the region. For the Nova Scotia region international education is the second largest export sector and thus vital for the sustainability and growth of the province. Therefore, it is key to understand the issues that impact international students’ experiences on campus.Years of ISB data have helped to strengthen the regional marketing, making use of the insights into the decision-making processes of international students. At the heart of our work is understanding what students value most and where improvements can be made to safeguard the best student experience.