Private colleges in BC under scrutiny for treatment of international students


Several private career colleges in BC have come under scrutiny in a pair of articles from CBC and the Vancouver Sun. International students who had previously enrolled at Vancouver Career College, Granville College, and Pacific Link College spoke to journalists about their experiences with poor instructional quality, classes being cancelled, and/or being charged unusual or unexpected fees when attempting to transfer out of the college. Students also shared issues with agents providing incorrect or incomplete information about the college and refusing to offer support when the program was not as expected. The Vancouver Sun notes that many institutions have adjusted their policies to avoid the use of unscrupulous agents and provided a summary of the practices of several public universities in BC.

Vancouver Sun | CBC