QC Immigration Minister responds to McGill, Concordia concerns about changes to PEQ


Government of Québec Immigration Minister Christine Fréchette has responded to the concerns expressed by McGill University and Concordia University about the impacts of new eligibility rules for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ). Fréchette said that she does not believe university recruitment will be affected by changes to PEQ. She dismissed the argument that recruitment and retention would be affected by changes that would fast-track students who are Francophone or who studied in French, asserting that this “is not backed up by the numbers.” “I think that McGill has an attraction, an appeal that is worldwide,” said Fréchette. “They will be able to attract international students even though we have changed the rules of the PEQ diplomé.”

Montreal Gazette