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September 14, 2022

Transition period for distance learning measures

Following consultations with provinces and territories as well as national associations, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada has announced that flexibilities to allow international students to study online from overseas and qualify for the Post-Graduate Work Permit have been extended. The extension and modification of these measures reflects IRCC’s commitment to quickly work through a large […]
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February 17, 2022

Update : Adjustments to border measures

On February 15, 2022, the Government of Canada announced a series of adjustments to current border measures, representing the beginning of a phased easing of travel restrictions. These will be effective February 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. EST, and include: Easing the on-arrival testing for fully-vaccinated travellers. This means that travellers arriving to Canada from […]
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December 2, 2021

Adjustments to Canada’s border and travel measures

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has been advocating for a number of measures to facilitate the entry of international students to and within Canada. We’re pleased to share the following adjustments to Canada’s border and travel measures: Effective November 30th, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be […]
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December 2, 2021

Online Studies from outside of Canada and Post-Graduate Work Permit Eligibility

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has been advocating for a number of measures to facilitate the entry of international students to and within Canada. We’re pleased to share that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will allow time spent studying online from outside of Canada to count towards Post-Graduate Work Permit eligibility until August 31st, 2022.
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November 17, 2021

Entry of Students in Advance of Study

We’ve received written confirmation from officials at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that, effective November 3rd, 2021, international students may be able to enter Canada more than 4 weeks prior to the start of their program provided they meet all other entry requirements and the time between their arrival and the start of their […]
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October 28, 2021

Update: The latest on international students

Postgraduate Work Permit Eligibility and Online Study from Within Canada Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to share that, according to officials at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) international students in Canada who engage in distance learning will remain eligible for the Post-Graduate Work Permit if courses were moved online due to the […]
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October 20, 2021

On mandatory vaccination for domestic travel by train or plane

Effective October 30, all travellers must be fully vaccinated in order to board a domestic flight, or travel by train. A transition period will extend to November 30 where a valid COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of travel will be accepted in lieu of full vaccination records. We understand the implications for international students […]
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September 28, 2021

Extended Travel Ban on Air Travel from Morocco to Canada

On September 24, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the ban on direct flights from Morocco to Canada has been extended to Thursday, October 28, 2021, 23:59. Passengers originating from Morocco who choose to travel to Canada from Morocco via an indirect route will need to obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from […]
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September 23, 2021

Direct Flights from India to Resume

For many months, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has been engaging with various federal departments towards solutions that would re-open direct air travel from India to Canada. We are pleased to share that, as of September 26, 2021, at 23:59 EDT, direct flights from India to Canada will resume. Once the restriction on direct flights […]
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September 15, 2021

COVID-19 Travel Tool Kit

As of September 7, 2021, Canada has allowed entry of travellers from any country for discretionary reasons if they have been fully vaccinated with Government of Canada-accepted vaccines, at least 14 days prior to entering Canada, and if they also meet specific entry requirements. PHAC has developed a Digital Engagement Kit to support the changes […]
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