Manitoba to tighten rules around international student recruitment, services

December 13, 2013

The Manitoba legislature recently passed the International Education Act, which will allow the province’s Director of International Education to create a code of conduct for PSE institutions that educate international students. The code will include requirements on recruitment methods, course quality and student supports, and will aim to prevent “misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to international students.” The act will also require institutions to be approved before educating international students. According to International College of Manitoba (ICM) Principal Susan Deane, Manitoba’s international student population lags behind other provinces, accounting for only 3% of international students in Canada. “The legislation will act as a seal of quality to show prospective international students and their families Manitoba provides education worth investing in,” writes Deane. Winnipeg Free Press