Ontario to make policy changes to protect, retain international students

April 26, 2010

Yesterday the Ontario government announced it intends to introduce amendments to the Post-Secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act that would, if passed, allow the province to better protect students and safeguard the quality of higher education in Ontario. The amendments would strengthen the government's ability to shut down unscrupulous and unauthorized education organizations and prevent them for taking advantage of foreign and Ontario students. Changes have also been made to the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program whereby provincially-trained international PhD graduates will no longer need an offer of employment to apply to the program to be fast-tracked for permanent residence. Ontario News Release