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 shared that some Visa Application Centres in India will be begin scheduling limited biometric appointments as of November 20 with new health and safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Note that as of November 21 international students arriving in Canada are required to use ArriveCAN before checking in at the airport or crossing the border to submit travel and contact information, a quarantine plan, and a COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.
As always, we continue to work with IRCC, other government departments and stakeholders to advocate on your behalf.