Official Languages – May 26, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Official Languages – May 26, 2014

Representatives from Collège Boréal and Collège Éducacentre discuss the impacts of recent changes to the immigration system on official language minority communities. Pierre Riopel, Jean-Pierre Cantin and Mildred Jean-Paul from Collège Boréal explain that the new Express Entry system that will come into effect in 2015 will require the creation of new OSLT programs to meet the needs of immigrants and employers. Collège Boréal is a francophone community college located in Sudbury, Ontario.
Yvon Laberge from Collège Éducacentre believes that the government should recognize the essential role played by the colleges in the recruitment and integration of francophone immigrants in a minority setting. Collège Éducacentre has three campuses in Vancouver, Victoria and Prince George, B.C. (May 26, 2014)