inlingua Vancouver closes, union expresses concern about job losses

June 1, 2020

inlingua Vancouver, a private career college in BC, has announced that it will be closing at the end of the semester and providing refunds to active students for any incomplete programs or courses. “The closure of inlingua Vancouver effective May 29 adds 20 more job losses to a sector already hard-hit by COVID-19,” writes the Federation of Post-secondary Educators of BC. The Education and Training Employees' Association (ETEA) estimates that its membership has been reduced by half due to job losses and layoffs due to low enrolment spurred by the pandemic. “I’m disappointed and saddened about the closure of inlingua Vancouver,” said ETEA First Vice President Graeme Cheadle. “Private English language schools are an important part of the BC economy, and the impact of COVID-19 has been devastating.” FPSE | inlingua (BC)