18-01-2014

Foreign students in limbo over visa rule changes:

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B.C. government delays in adapting to federal changes in visa rules are leaving private international schools and their students in limbo, according to industry representatives.

"The uncertainty has become an issue, because we're now marketing our program overseas for students who will come in the summer or September," said Jeff Romonko, managing partner of International House Vancouver, which has between 200 and 400 international students taking language programs depending on the time of year.

"Because of the uncertainty, it causes people to look at other countries. They're not sure if they'll get their visas."

According to NDP advanced education critic David Eby, the delay is threatening B.C.'s international education industry.

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