Starting October 2020, some of the Designated Learning Institutions or DLIs are beginning to welcome international students, who are not in Canada and have been approved for a study permit, after the long shutdown due to the COVID-19 impact.
International students currently not in Canada, but have their study permit, or have been approved for one, traveling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose, are able to join their respective DLIs if they have the COVID-19 readiness plans approved.
Only a few DLIs have been approved by their provinces to resume their operations for international students, and more will be added to the list once they are approved.
In order to re-open to international students, the DLIs must have the COVID-19 readiness plan, which is approved by their province or territory.
The COVID-19 readiness plan for DLIs is a way to protect the health and safety of all the students, including the surrounding community, and should
• Describe how the institutions would manage a 14-days quarantine period for the international students, for example – arrangements for transportation for the students’ quarantine location
• Provide all the information and support related to quarantine such as getting food, medications and health insurance, and more
International Students should be contacting their schools directly if there are any questions related to readiness plans and to check if they have been approved for one.
Since only a few DLIs are eligible to be re-opened to international students right now, students must be studying at one of the approved DLIs to travel to Canada, and if your DLI is not approved, you cannot travel to Canada at this time.
If you try to board your flight, while your DLI is not included, you may not be allowed to board your flight or might be returned at the port of entry. Also, family members accompanying you are not allowed to travel to Canada before you do.
Find out if your DLI is approved by selecting the province for your DLIs. As of now, there aren’t many institutions, and the list will be updated as soon as more DLIs are ready with the plan. You can check back regularly to find if your DLI is approved and contact your respective DLIs to find out if they are ready to welcome you.
DLIs that no longer meet the plan would be removed from the list, and only those DLIs that are listed are approved to reopen to international students, traveling to Canada. If a DLI has multiple branches, all the campuses in the provinces will be included in the approval list.
Got more questions about the recent updates and measures in place, and not sure how it works for your case? OR Need assistance in planning your pathway to permanent residence? We are right here to assist you with the right solutions!
Be the first one to write a comment.!
Add your comment
We are a regulated immigration practicing firm, providing advice and
solutions on matters related to Canadian immigration.
Jay B Parmar