The language training sector is comprised of three main sectors that can be broken down into the following main areas:
Language training is a dynamic industry with many opportunities for growth in Canada’s knowledge-based economy. AILIA helps the training industry by collaborating with others to represent its public policy interests, to promote professionalism and awareness, and to seek out trade and marketing opportunities.
Canada’s public and private education systems have both come to recognize the importance of language training to Canadian society and the economic opportunity it represents as a multi-billion dollar industry.
AILIA collaborates with other associations and with governments to encourage information sharing and to facilitate industry input on policy discussions that have a bearing on the sector’s development.
Language training offered in schools across the country support Canadian skills development programs in many areas. In addition, foreign students in short-term Canadian language training programs contribute almost $1 billion dollars per year in total spending and support an estimated 15,000 jobs.
For more information please contact our partner, Languages Canada.
Languages Canada is a not-for-profit association representing more than 225 language education member programs across Canada that offer accredited English and French programs from both the public and private sectors. Membership is limited to schools and programs, which meet the rigorous standards of the association and who are committed to upholding them. Languages Canada is recognized by various levels of government in Canada as well as internationally.
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AILIA helps to align government interests with the interests of public and private language training school programs. AILIA advocates for support in achieving standards of excellence in language training and in building Canada’s international market share. It also fulfills widely held domestic goals of building strong communities, supporting Canadian industries and helping Canada to function as a bilingual country.