The BC government is voting on legislation that will jeopardize the safety of international students. The international education sector has a proud history in BC and is our fourth largest export. It builds lasting and positive relationships with citizens from around the globe and showcases BC as the welcoming and vibrant place it is. Around 30% of the 53,000 international language students that come to BC’s accredited language programs each choose to stay in BC and pursue post-secondary education and are even vital to BC’s labour market once they have completed their studies. We owe them high-quality education and protection from unscrupulous operators.
The proposed legislation allows non-accredited and unregulated language programs to operate freely, and penalizes legitimate and accredited language programs by imposing more red tape and unnecessary costs.
Let Minister Wilkinson know that this situation is unacceptable by signing this petition, and ask him to amend the legislation to recognize language education as a separate sector and extend protection to all international language students..
Please sign the online petition at: www.change.org/…