BC announces measures to strengthen quality of education, including pause for new colleges

The Government of British Columbia has announced several new measures to address issues in the postsecondary sector and introduce new safeguards for international students. “International students come here for a good education, but too many are being exploited or taken advantage of,” said BC Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Selina Robinson. BC will pause approvals for new postsecondary institutions looking to enroll international students until February 2026. Private institutions will face more frequent inspections, higher approval standards for degree programs, and a minimum language requirement; public institutions will be expected to post tuition levels for students’ full educational journey to ensure that they know the cost of education before they begin.

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