McGill, Concordia concerned changes to PEQ language requirements will impact international recruitment, retention


McGill University and Concordia University are concerned that recently proposed immigration rules that require international students to master French to qualify for certain immigration programs will impact recruitment and retention. Earlier this year, QC tabled a reform package for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ), which would change the French skill requirements and distinguish between Francophone and Anglophone applicants. McGill has argued that the rules create a two-tier system and that students should be individually evaluated for immigration. A brief from Concordia stated that the change will “de facto exclude graduates from anglophone universities, even if they master French.”

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