Education is the key to Canada’s competitiveness. In this increasingly globalized world, ensuring that students in Canada have access, not only to the best education in the world but also to the best international students in the world, is crucial for Canada’s long-term competitiveness and success. Every year, international students and graduates contribute significantly to Canada’s economy and multicultural society. Their contributions are greatly enhanced with training in Canada’s official languages.
On December 5, 2016, I had the privilege of presenting Petition e-447, which calls on the Government to look into equal access to both official language training services for international students. For more information on this petition, click here.