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By: Ssils  09-12-2011
Keywords: French language, International Language School

John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver, Sea to Sky and Whistler met with key stakeholders, teachers and students on August 12th, 2011 at the schools Whistler classroom location. Mr. Weston has written an open letter of support for the Sea to Sky International Language School (SSILS).  Mr. Weston reviewed SSILS’ programming and the appropriateness of a French language Co-op Internship program in the Resort Municipality of Whistler during the months of August and September.  This included discussions with Canada’s Language Commissioner, Graham Fraser in Ottawa, and the..

Several studies that tracked Immigrants to Canada reported that those permanent residents who improve their language proficiency in English or French experience better health.  To read more visit

The Pique Newsmagazine:  By Jesse Ferreras An immigration consultant who works in Whistler is seeking political help after student visa applicants were denied the chance to study French at a language school. Paul Girodo, director of Whistler Immigration Ltd. and a director involved in the decision-making processes of the Sea to Sky International Language School (SSILS), said that some officers working for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) are levelling an “institutional bias” against student visa applicants who want to study French in Whistler. Read more about..

Re-post from The Vancouver Sun: The Province of BC is designing a new international student education strategy.  The goal is to increase the number of international students attending school in BC to increase the number of jobs in the market as well as to capture money spent by internationals during their stay in BC. “Today, I’m announcing that the province is setting an aggressive target to grow our international student population in B.C. by 50 per cent in just the next four years,” Clark announced during a speech in Kamloops. “If we can meet those targets we can..

Re-post: The Vancouver Sun Article, July 6, 2011   New immigrants Canada needs are already here Like many developed nations, Canada is counting on immigration to help mitigate the impacts of an aging population. The global competition for skilled workers is intense as each nation markets itself as the ideal destination for immigrants to relocate. But even if Canada wins that contest and persuades candidates with the right qualifications to fill labour shortages to come here, there’s no..

Keywords: French language, International Language School

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This year, the number of French immersion students climbed to 44,848, an increase of 884, or two per cent, over last year, the Canadian Parents for French says in a news release. Published: June 12, 2011 12:02 PM French Immersion Popularity on the Rise in B.C. The popularity of French immersion programs in B.C. public schools just keeps on growing.