French-language postsecondary education continues to be challenging to find in Western Canada: Opinion

Students in British Columbia and the rest of Western Canada who hope to study in the French language may need to move east to pursue their education, writes Suzanne Leenhardt for Francopresse. Leenhardt highlights the limited options for French-language postsecondary options—especially in STEM fields—in British Columbia. Looking more broadly at Western Canada, the author points to the findings of a 2022 report on the postsecondary programming available in French, which found that persons who studied in French at the university level were more likely than their anglophone counterparts to move to another province. Leenhardt concludes by discussing the challenges related to the creation of new programs in French and the limited funding available to institutions.