We are incredibly grateful for the support of our many sponsors. Our conference simply wouldn’t be what it is without their contribution. CICan is happy to welcome the following sponsors.


At Academica Group, we are driven by the singular mission of moving higher ed forward. With over 25 years of experience in Canadian postsecondary education, we provide market research and institutional consulting to help universities, colleges, and polytechnics become stronger than ever. Talk to us about how we can help or sign up for our sector-leading Academica Top Ten newsletter.
Booth: 112
Bow Valley College, founded in 1965, is the largest college in the Calgary area, with over 15,000 students. We open doors and minds to in-demand jobs across Canada. Our graduates contribute to the economy and community through careers in business, entertainment arts, technology, health care, social services, and more. We are proud to be named one of Alberta’s Top 80 employers and one of Canada’s Top 50 research colleges. Our innovative applied research, focused on health and health technology, educational technology, and social innovation, is helping shape the future of college education.
Booth: 321
At ECO Canada, we act as the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. From job creation and wage funding, to post-secondary programs accreditation, training and labour market research, we champion the end-to-end career of environmental professionals. We aim to promote and drive responsible, sustainable economic growth, while also ensuring that environmental best practices remain a priority. We challenge the status quo by existing outside the typical activist mentality. We work alongside government, policy makers, academia, students, employers, professionals, industry, and international audiences to ensure we support Canada as a global leader in innovative workforce solutions and job creation. We remain the go-to source in the environmental labour market; our research provides unmatched statistics and analysis on the economic and labour trends that identify workforce gaps within the industry.
Booth: 129
GuardMe is a solutions-focused insurance provider for international students, staff, and schools. We provide solutions that make a difference in people's lives. With a focus on respect, integrity, compassion, and collaboration, many of our partners have been with us for decades. Let's see how we can work together.
Booth: 302-304
Sponsor: Closing Gala
At iCent - supporting your students is our passion. This enterprise platform offers feature-rich functions within a convenient mobile app, combined with in-person and remotely staffed programs that help International Offices achieve greater productivity and scale, all while assisting students at each critical juncture of their study with you. To learn more about why iCent is trusted at over a 1000 campuses globally, book a free demo today!
Booth: 427-429
Sponsor: B2B Zone
Based at Toronto Metropolitan University, Magnet is an innovation centre focused on the future of work. Leveraging advanced technology and strategic partnerships, their vision is an integrated, publicly funded employment and training system that supports an inclusive workforce, drives economic development, and promotes social prosperity across Canada.
Booth: 329
Sponsor: Keynote (Linda Nazareth - April 29)
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank with close to 25 million customers and over 2,700 branches around the world. The Scotiabank Student GIC Program can help you meet the study permit requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada faster by showing proof of funds – and provide you with access to money to help pay for living expenses while you’re studying in Canada. Scotiabank also offers bank accounts and credit cards for international students.
Booth: 408
SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) is a leader in action-based learning, delivering relevant, skill-oriented education. We offer two baccalaureate degrees, three applied degrees, 73 diploma and certificate programs, 37 apprenticeship trades and more than 1,000 continuing education and corporate training courses.
Sponsor: Opening Reception
As a trusted partner, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Program is dedicated to CICan members, get access to preferred insurance rates on car, home, condo and tenant coverage. TD Insurance is the leading direct response insurance group in Canada, offering quality insurance products for over 75 years. From getting a quote to filing a claim, TD’s knowledgeable advisors will work to find options that best suit you.
Booth: 102
Sponsor: CICan Awards of Excellence


CANARIE connects Canada to the world. Our programs equip researchers, students, and startups in Canada to excel on the global stage. Together with our 13 provincial and territorial partners, we form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues. To strengthen the security of Canada’s research and education sector, we collaborate with our partners in the NREN, government, academia, and the private sector to fund, implement, and support cybersecurity initiatives. We also provide identity management services to the academic community and boost Canada’s startups with cloud resources and expertise in emerging technologies.
Booth: 120
Sponsor: Lunch in Marketplace (May 1st)
Sponsor: Marketplace Reception


Sponsor: Stream Sponsor: Leading Sustainability (Wednesday)
ApprenticeSearch.com is a free online job search and matching platform with an exclusive focus on apprenticeship and skilled trade positions in Canada. We’re more than just a technological solution to job searching – we’re also a passionate team of professionals who are available to offer support and guidance to both employers and apprentices.
Booth: 423
Sponsor: Stream: Advancing Teaching, Learning and Student Success (Tuesday)
The Duolingo English Test is the world’s fastest-growing test of English proficiency, built on Duolingo’s experience teaching over 500 million users over 40 different languages. Accurate, secure, convenient and affordable, today, governments, businesses, and over 5,000 institutions around the world (including University of Toronto, Imperial College London, Yale, Trinity College Dublin) rely on the DET for their highest-stakes decisions.
Booth: 108
Sponsor: Stream: Embracing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (Tuesday)
IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration; delivered at over 4,000 locations in over 140 countries and trusted by over 12,000 organisations globally, including more than 3,400 institutions in the U.S. Millions of tests are taken each year by people seeking to demonstrate English language proficiency for education, migration or employment.
Sponsor: Charging Stations
The Government of Canada’s International Experience Canada (IEC) program manages youth mobility arrangements and agreements that allow Canadian youth, aged 18-35, to obtain a work permit to work and travel in over 30 partner countries and foreign territories for up to two years, depending on country-specific requirements. IEC facilitates reciprocal work and travel opportunities meaning youth citizens from these countries may also come to Canada to do the same, allowing youth domestically and internationally to develop both personally and professionally.
Booth: 228
Sponsor: Refreshment Break (April 30 - Morning)
McDermott + Bull Executive Search’s Education Practice specializes in identifying and attracting senior leaders who are results-driven and culturally aligned with the mission and values of the educational institutions and organizations we partner with. Leveraging our global presence and extensive recruitment experience, we manage the entire search process, ensuring a seamless and meticulous approach tailored to the specific needs of our clients. At McDermott + Bull, what matters to you, matters to us.
Sponsor: Refreshment Break (April 30 - Afternoon)
RoboGarden, a Calgary-based Education Technology Development firm, is leading the Digital WorkForce Career Transition and Transformation sector in Canada by partnering with Post-Secondary Institutions to deliver programs that meet the needs of Canadians pivoting to the Digital WorkForce or growing the careers with new digital skills. The proven, industry-informed, RoboGarden AI Developer and Full Stack Developer program streams present CICAN-members with a turnkey collaboration for fast effective digital skills program delivery.
Sponsor: Stream: Transforming Leadership and Governance (Tuesday)

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