Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Winnipeg Man Accused of Charging Chinese Students $3000 to Rent a Bedroom

University of Winnipeg4 Chinese students in Winnipeg say a former University of Winnipeg recruitment agent charged them between $2,500 to $3000 a month.

Ronald Chong is accused of drastically overcharging four Chinese high school students that were recruited to attend the University of Winnipeg Collegiate, a high school that is part of the University of Winnipeg.

The student said that Chong also provided them with very little food.

“What you get [for] breakfast is a piece of toast, a piece of bread with some jam on it. And sometimes maybe a week for, like, one or two times, you get cereal,” Herbert Tsang told CBC last week.

Tsang added he felt isolated and hid these conditions from his mother and everyone else.

“I’m pretty scared because I’m the only one here and the only one I know is him, so I didn’t tell my mom because I don’t want her to worry.”

Chong’s recruitment contract was cancelled earlier this year, after the University of Winnipeg became aware of the students’ living conditions. Their homestay program states that people offering room and board in their home are paid $650 per month per student.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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  1. Joechan Says:

    such a lie, this kid can’t even say proper english, omg…lol

  2. MWong Says:

    THAT IS SAD!! i can tell, a chinese local student can even speak better eng than he did…OMFG

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