The Pronto Data College in Richmond, BC; who is responsible for the financial support and administration of the college; whether there are any group or country-specific scholarships available to prospective students; who oversees and approves the scholarships [CAN42412.E]

According to the Website of Pronto Data Systems Inc., Pronto Data College is located at 6631 Buswell St., Richmond, BC, V6Y 2G9 and is registered with the Private Post Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia (n.d.a). The college reportedly offers diploma programs in e-Business, Microsoft Office, .Net Technology and Internet Security (Pronto Data Systems Inc. n.d.b). The Website states that Pronto Data Systems Inc. is "a Canadian company incorporated in 1987 in Vancouver, British Columbia with the purpose of developing innovative computer solutions and support" (n.d.c).

Moreover, the Website of CanAm Group, a company involved in immigration, investment, eco-consulting and Internet Technology (IT) services, states that

CanAm Group also has strategic alliances with CITES and Pronto Data Systems Inc. A new school for e-Business, Pronto Data College was added to its operations in 2001. This a part of the overall services it offers in the field of Education for persons interested in pursuing further studies in Canada. It also provides services of career placements for prospective and new immigrants (n.d.).

The Research Directorate was unable to contact the Pronto Data College by telephone or fax since both numbers were out of service and directory assistance had no listing for the college. Furthermore, no reference to the Pronto Data College was found on the Website of the Private Post Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia. Directory assistance also had no listing for a Pronto Data College of Technology in Toronto, Ontario, which was listed alongside the Richmond, BC college on the Pronto Data Systems Inc. Website (n.d.a). No further information on the Pronto Data College in Richmond, BC could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References


CanAm. n.d. "Profile." http://www.canam.ca/ProfileB.htm [Accessed 16 Feb. 2004]

Pronto Data Systems Inc. n.d.a. "Locations." http://www.pronto-data.com/training/locations.htm [Accessed 16 Feb. 2004]

_____. n.d.b. "Diploma Programs." http://www.pronto-data.com/training/courses.htm [Accessed 16 Feb. 2004]

_____. n.d.c. "Company Profile." http://www.pronto-data.com/profile/profile.htm [Accessed 16 Feb. 2004]

Additional Sources Consulted


Unsuccessful attempts to contact the Pronto Data College in Richmond, BC and the Pronto Data College of Technology in Toronto, Ontario.

Internet sites, including:

Abooda.com

Private Post Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia

TamilNet