New Manitoba legislation aims to protect international students

May 14, 2013

On Monday, the Manitoba government introduced legislation that would regulate all education providers that intend to recruit and enrol foreign students. Under the proposed legislation, in order to enrol an international student, every education provider would now have to follow a code of practice and conduct that would be set up under the act. Among its provisions, the proposed act would allow the Manitoba government to inspect and investigate any education provider; suspend or cancel any provider's right to recruit and enrol students, if they were to violate the code or the act; fine any education provider between $25,000 and $100,000 if they commit an offence such as providing false or misleading data, or obstructing inspections and investigations; and collect new information in order to promote better understanding of the province's international student body. Manitoba News Release