Access to higher education for refugees in limbo

Resolution number
  1. Convention refugees who have not been landed are living permanently in Canada;
  2. Access to higher education is a key to Canadian life and economic independence;
Therefore be it resolved

That the CCR:

  1. Write to the minister of Human Resources Development Canada urging him to amend the Canada Student Loans Act to include Convention Refugees in their eligibility criteria;
  2. Urge its members to raise this issue with their local Members of Parliament;
  3. Encourage provincial governments to:

    a) advocate this change with the Federal government;

    b) make the same change in their provincial legislation.

Working Group
Immigration and Settlement