PolyMTL expresses concerns with easing of PEQ guidelines

July 21, 2020

Following the announcement of changes to the Programme de l'expérience québécoise (PEQ), Polytechnique Montréal has expressed concerns about the new conditions that will be imposed on international students studying in the province. In particular, the polytechnic indicated concerns with the amount of work experience required for Temporary Foreign Worker status and a delay in application processing. “[International students] often make significant sacrifices to come and study here. The prospect of permanently settling here in Québec and contributing to it as citizens upon graduation has enormous appeal for many of them,” stated PolyMTL President Philippe A Tanguy. “Given our highly competitive global world, our society simply cannot deprive itself of this generation's presence, talents, and creativity.” PolyMTL (QC)