Ms. Gursharan K Kandra - President & CEO
Ms. Gursharan Kandra is an eminent social worker and an educationalist that worked with the Indian Red Cross Society on many international projects. She holds two Master degrees from India – Sociology and Master of Personnel Management as well as a certificate in Non-Profit Management at York University, Toronto.
President and CEO of Canadian International Academic Students Inc (CIAS) that partners with 57 educational institutions in Canada and has brought more than 3000 students to Canada, for which CIAS provides internships, job placements and joined ventures. Ms. Kandra is also a founder of Canadian Intercultural Association of Students, a non profit which helps students to integrate to Canadian society. Member of international education organizations – IE, ICEF, WEBA, Euroasia, NAFSA, AEI, BBOT, ICCC.
She has been awarded national and international educational and business excellence awards by Waterfront magazine, Brampton board of trade, Canadian premier Educational Awards, Sikh Directory UK and many more.
Globally traveled, attended many education fairs and participated in many international education workshops and seminars.
Speaker Higher Education and Skill Development at Vibrant Goa 2019, World Education Punjabi Conference Amritsar 2019, Parvasi Bhartiya Diwas 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2014. Part of Prime Minister Trudeaus business delegation in 2018.
Working with Goa, UP and Punjab Govt on Higher Education and Skill Development.
November 10,2019 .Honoured by Punjab Govt among 550 Achievers around the world.
CIAS was established with a mission to bring world-class education closer to students coming from the developing countries. In its endeavor to promote education, CIAS works towards bringing international education to the doorstep of the students.
CIAS Represented Colleges:
Scholarships & Bursaries:
CIAS makes financial help available through arrangement of scholarships and bursaries. We also award two scholarships of CDN$ 1000 each to international students every year.