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April 30, 2021

Important updates related to international students

On study permit processing, we continue to advocate for a more efficient and predictable processing of study permits. According to updated processing times, international students outside of Canada, regardless of their nationality, will receive a decision no later than August 6, provided that they have submitted a complete application by May 15. More accurate information […]
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February 22, 2021

Further flexibilities to support international students and additional quarantine requirements

We are pleased to share that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has announced further flexibilities to support international students: New measures will allow up to 100% of a student’s program to be completed online from outside of Canada while remaining eligible for the post-graduate work permit (PGWP). Studies completed outside of Canada until December 31, 2021 will count towards […]
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February 12, 2021

Further flexibilities to support international students

We are pleased to share that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has announced further flexibilities to support international students: New measures will allow up to 100% of a student’s program to be completed online from outside of Canada while remaining eligible for the post-graduate work permit. This announcement reflects the ongoing evolution of the pandemic. It […]
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February 4, 2021

New testing and quarantine requirements for travellers to Canada

Based on recent conversations with officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), we understand that the Government of Canada intends to include international students as travellers who would be subject to these recently announced testing and quarantine requirements. At this point, we understand that International students […]
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January 26, 2021

Important updates related to international students

International education remains a major focus of CICan advocacy efforts. Recognizing ongoing challenges related to travel, and that flexible program delivery, including virtual components, will feature prominently throughout 2021, we continue to advocate for the extension of provisions that allow for time spent studying online to count towards a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) to the end […]
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January 18, 2021

COVID-19: the latest updates for post-secondary institutions and international students

For institutions welcoming international students, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to update its list of designated learning institutions (DLIs) with approved COVID-19 readiness plans. The list was most recently updated on January 12. Note that as of January 7, all travellers flying to Canada are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline prior to […]
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November 19, 2020

Important updates for post-secondary institutions welcoming international students

Take note of these important updates from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) concerning the safe arrival of international students in Canada: IRCC continues to update its list of designated learning institutions(DLI) with approved COVID-19 readiness plans. The list was most recently updated on November 17. The next update is scheduled for December 1, 2020. IRCC has also […]
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November 18, 2020

UPDATE: IRCC lists DLIs with approved COVID-19 readiness plans

For institutions welcoming international students, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to update its list of designated learning institutions (DLI) with approved COVID-19 readiness plans. IRCC previously announced that, effective Oct 20, only international students attending a designated learning institution (DLI) that has been identified by their provincial or territorial government as having a COVID-19 readiness plan will be able […]
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October 2, 2020

Changes to travel restrictions affecting international students

We are very pleased to share that the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to travel restrictions that will facilitate the entry of international students into Canada: Effective Oct 20, international students,regardless of where they are traveling from or when their study permit was approved, attending a designated learning institution (DLI) that has been […]
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