Discrimination against Francophone students: Canada “pinned”

The land of the maple leaf has always been open to immigration. Several programs are in place for students but also for foreign workers. The latter saw exceptional opportunities, especially after the crisis of the shortage of staff following the Covid-19.

Indeed, this year more than ever, Canada is opening its doors to foreigners in a professional setting or even to students wishing to settle there and continue their studies, for all Canadian provinces. However, one observation has emerged, that of the omnipresence of English-speaking foreign students.

Following this, the federal Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser, was in favor of the idea of ​​increasing the proportion of French-speaking African students accepted in Quebec and in the rest of the country. “Over the past two weeks I have become aware of this issue and it is something that I personally want to examine, as I do not want to just focus on the potential discrimination, but also on the opportunity that this represents. to attract more international French-speaking students to Canada ”explained the Canadian Minister.

A “French-speaking” refusal

French-speaking students see their applications refused, in this case, Ottawa only refused 35,642 candidates from the main French-speaking countries of the Maghreb including Algeria and West Africa who applied to go to Canada between January 2020 and September 2021. To this end, the Canadian minister denounced a “discrimination” present in the federal public service of the country.

He did not fail to reassure interested French-speaking students, in particular following a dialogue with the authorities concerned, which is good news for Algerian students who dream of going there.

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