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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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August 26, 2020

Additional flexibility for international students and online studies

We are very pleased to share that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced additional flexibility with respect to Post-Graduate Work Permit eligibility and online studies for international students: Students may now study online from abroad until April 30, 2021, with no time deducted from the length of a future post-graduation work permit, provided 50% of their program […]
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July 15, 2020

Updates related to COVID-19 

As we all continue to work together to support each other and those most vulnerable in our communities, take note of these recent federal updates: For international students, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced additional support measures for international students beginning a new program online this fall with a Canadian learning institution, including: priority study-permit processing for […]
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June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Updates from IRCC

The following represents a summary of policy and procedure updates provided by IRCC related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates were collected by way of a coordinated effort from Colleges and Institutes Canada, Universities Canada, and the Canadian Bureau for International Education.
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May 15, 2020

Update from International Experience Canada

We’ve been informed that effective May 8th, 2020 and lasting until further notice, only foreign nationals currently outside Canada who: (i) hold a valid IEC work permit or Letter of Introduction; and (ii) have a current and active offer of employment will be permitted to enter Canada. This new provision applies to all three streams […]
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May 15, 2020

IRCC extends exemptions for international students

International students beginning in the Fall will be allowed to start their program online. We are very pleased to share that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has just announced that the exemptions granted to international students with respect to Post-Graduate Work Permit eligibility and online studies from outside of Canada will be extended for […]
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May 14, 2020

Announcement about post-graduation work permit eligibility for programs of study beginning in September 2020

Update from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: The COVID-19 pandemic has had important impacts on international education. Travel and health restrictions that have been put in place have prompted many designated learning institutions to begin offering their courses online, and to consider how they will approach the beginning of classes in September 2020. As a […]
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May 13, 2020

The College and Institute Response

In response to COVID-19, the incredible versatility of Canada’s colleges and institutes has been evident! Here’s some of resilient and creative ways we’ve seen colleges and institutes step up to support their communities:
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