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Headlines for February 23, 2024


The Montreal Gazette
CAQ negativity about out-of-province students ‘harmed Montreal’: UdeM rector

“I don’t think it’s the presence of these students that transforms the French-speaking face of Montreal.”

The Montreal Gazette
University students promise more protests against tuition hike

Groups are asking people to stand in solidarity with students, calling the hike “an attack on the very foundation of accessible education for all.”

Toronto Star
Ford government to provide $1 billion in funding to universities, colleges: sources

The money, however, would be far less than schools hoped for, based on recommendations from an expert panel set up by the province.

The PIE News
Canada updates on visa approval rules, exemptions to cap and access to PGWP

Canada’s IRCC has invited feedback from colleges and universities on a suggested provision to reduce the window of time institutions have to verify letter of acceptances to 10 days, and hence enable speedier visa processing once provincial allocations of study permits are confirmed by late March.

Global News
Lack of French exam prep, poor translation causing accreditation delays: U de M nursing school director

The director of Université de Moncton‘s nursing program said that nine years after the introduction of the controversial NCLEX-RN licensing exam in New Brunswick, francophone nursing students often need to write the exam two or three times before passing.

Yahoo! News
Canada’s tighter rules for international students mean another back door to permanent residency is closing

When University of British Columbia graduate Ritika Saraswat went back to India to speak to students about the challenges they could face if they came to study in Canada, she was shocked by their most common assumption about her.

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