It is recommended that you inquire with your local consulate or country travel advisories prior to any travel. Students who will be joining our Fall intake and have already made their flight bookings should wait for further notice from our end before making any changes to their existing bookings. Students who have yet to book their flights should wait for further notice from the College to learn the exact start date. Please note that due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the government of Canada has instituted travel restrictions for international students that may still be in place at the start of the Fall semester. It is highly recommended that you ensure that your tickets are refundable in the event that you are unable to travel to Canada at that time. You may also want to hold off on making any payments for accommodation at this time, unless your payment can be deferred to a later date.
It is recommended that you inquire with your local consulate or country travel advisories prior to any travel. On March 20, 2020, the Canadian Government announced that international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020 are able to fly to Canada. However, students with study permit approvals may still have difficulty entering Canada at the Canadian airports if their classes are online and they cannot show that their stay in Canada is “non-discretionary” and “non-optional”. It is highly recommended that you check on the current immigration policies immediately prior to your travel to Canada.
All individuals entering from out-of-country are mandated to isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada. Those affected should not try to travel to Canada immediately. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html
A letter of support will only be provided for students who have a requirement to be in class for face-to-face delivery. The Academic Delivery Plan for Canadore College can be viewed online on our website at https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/academic-plan.
Travel to Canada is not recommended unless you have an essential reason to do so; programs that are delivered fully online are not likely to meet the travel requirement for non-optional and non-discretionary travel. Please continue to check the IRCC website for the most recent updates.
Yes, students who have an active January 2021 Offer of Admission should proceed to apply for their Study Permit. If you receive either an “Approval In Principle” or a final approval for your Study Permit, you can attend classes online from your home country even if you can’t travel to Canada right away. The time you spend attending these online classes outside of Canada can contribute to your Post-Graduation Work Permit as long as you complete 50% of your entire program inside Canada.
Our school policy will only permit students to study in our programs if you have a study permit, study permit approval letter, or an Approval In Principle.
Please note that IRCC has announced that if your in-class courses are being moved to an online-only format because of COVID-19, you’re still eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) if you hold a study permit, study permit approval letter, or an Approval In Principle as long as you complete 50% of your entire program inside Canada. If you have a study permit, received an Approval In Principle, or have been approved for a study permit for a program starting in September, but you can’t travel to Canada at this time due to travel restrictions, you may:
- Begin your classes while outside Canada, and
- Complete up to 50% of your program while outside Canada, if you can’t travel to Canada sooner
For more information, please visit the IRCC website.
Time spent studying online from abroad without a valid study permit, an Approval In Principle, or a study permit approval letter will not count towards your eligibility for PGWP
Yes, our school policy will permit students to study in our programs if you have a study permit, study permit approval letter, an Approval In Principle.
Yes, If your in-class courses have been moved to an online-only format because of COVID-19, you are still eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWP).
Currently there are so many travel restrictions in place that it may not be possible to get a return flight. Also, many countries, including Canada, have imposed a 14-day self-isolation period for travelers arriving from out-of-country. Furthermore, your guard.me international student health insurance is valid everywhere in the world, except for your country of origin. You may also experience difficulties returning to Canada due to travel restrictions at the time as you would have to show that your return to Canada is non-discretionary and non-optional. If you must go home, please visit the Canadian Government’s Travel Abroad webpage: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories and ensure you meet the necessary requirements to return to Canada.
International students in Canada should apply online to renew their permit in order to trigger implied status. This would allow them to continue studying or working in Canada while their application is being processed.
In addition, applicants who are unable to access required documents must attach a explanatory letter detailing the situation. If the application is incomplete, you will likely be granted some time to submit your documents.
Furthermore, IRCC has recently temporarily suspended the biometrics requirement for temporary resident applicants located inside Canada as biometrics centres are currently closed. If you are applying for a study permit in Canada at this time, you do not need to submit your biometrics.
Yes. You are expected to study full-time, unless your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) is currently unable to offer full-time study due to the Covid19 pandemic.
A suspended semester is not considered a scheduled break. Therefore, you will only be able to work the same number of authorized hours as you would normally as a full-time student attending classes.
Yes. This is why you MUST arrange your accommodation before arriving in Canada. You will need to proceed there directly from the airport. Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility.
Please visit the Immigration-Refugees-Citizenship webpage for additional info: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html
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Students should contact residence to have their application deferred to Winter 2021.
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Our International students have very good health insurance coverage and are eligible for medically necessary treatment as per the normal terms and conditions of their policy. Updates re COVID-19 are available on the guard.me website: https://www.guard.me/.