QC announces new restrictions on work permit eligibility for unsubsidized private colleges

The Government of Quebec has announced new restrictions for unsubsidized private colleges in an effort to address “integrity issues,” reports CBC. As of September 2023, international students at unsubsidized private colleges will reportedly no longer be eligible to obtain a work permit after they graduate. Only public or subsidized private colleges will be able to access the permit. The decision follows a provincial investigation that confirmed shortcomings related to private colleges in the province. CBC reports that the new regulations are being implemented to address concerns about students who use the pathway to gain a work visa and move to another region of Canada rather than staying in QC. Students who complete their programs before September 2023 will still be eligible for a work permit. CBC (1)| CBC (2) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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