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French citizen's bid to immigrate to Quebec moving forward — after spat over her thesis

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A French citizen who was told her immigration application to Quebec was rejected because one chapter of her PhD thesis was in English has been told her application will move forward after all. 

Émilie Dubois' application initially denied because of chapter in English

Émilie Dubois's application to immigrate to Quebec was rejected because a chapter of her PhD thesis was in English. (Alexandre Duval/Radio-Canada)

A French citizen who was told her immigration application to Quebec was rejected because one chapter of her PhD thesis was in English has been told her application will move forward after all. 

Émilie Dubois applied to come to the province after completing a PhD at French-language Laval University in Quebec City. 

In a letter sent to Dubois earlier this year, the Immigration Ministry said the 31-year-old French native had not demonstrated she had the level of French required to receive a Quebec selection certificate, the first step toward permanent residency, under the province's experience program.

"You did not complete program of study in Quebec entirely in French, including the dissertation or thesis," the letter read.

Speaking to Radio-Canada, Dubois noted she has "a diploma from a francophone university" and that she did "all of my studies in French."

The rest of her studies were in French, including the seminars and thesis defence. 

After Radio-Canada broke the story Thursday, Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette said the situation made no sense, and asked officials to reopen Dubois' file. She was later informed she would receive the certificate.

With files from Radio-Canada

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