Foreign students excluded from a federal program

News 26 January, 2018
  • André Normandeau

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    BAIE-COMEAU | The Cégep de Baie-Comeau, in Côte-Nord, denounces the Employment program-Summer of the federal government, which excludes foreign students.

    This situation could undermine its recruitment efforts, the Cégep de Baie-Comeau is welcoming a sixty foreign students, or approximately 10% of all its customers.

    Camille Govin studied for two years in Technical development hunting and fishing.

    Can’t find summer work, and says that in coming to Quebec, he was told that it was going to be able to find one easily.

    “It is for this reason that I came here,” said the student.

    “Finally, I find myself with a big problem just for me to find a summer job. So, I wonder what it’s going to be for the suite,” she added.

    In its documents, the federal government acknowledges that international education is important, but refuse to enrol foreign students in the program Employment-Summer.

    The director general of the Cégep de Baie-Comeau, Claude Montigny, if inadequately explains this situation.

    “For us, it’s a non-sense, he said. In addition, international students who are here with their study permit have the full right to work in Quebec during the school year and full time during the summer.”

    The college hires students through grants related to its training programs, but can not hire foreign students because the institution is already subsidized by the federal government.

    “It makes no sense,” said Claude Montigny.

    The college reports that it has approached the member of parliament for Manicouagan, Marilène Gill, but the problem has not been resolved.