In a recent update by Canada, it states that the Canadian Schools with COVID readiness plan can begin accepting the new study permit holders.
The DLI I.e. Designated Learning Institutions can start accepting the international students regardless of the study permit date. DLS colleges and institutions are those that the government grants to welcome students across the world.
As of March 18, 2020, only international students could travel through Canada having a valid work permit. But then the COVID-19 happened, and travel restrictions were implemented in the world.
There are two main requirements to enter Canada on a student visa.
- Mandatory show the valid study permit and letter of introduction of approval
- Must attend DLI institute with a COVID-19 readiness plan
While travelling to Canada it is highly advisable to carry all the essentials and required documents along with the DLI approved list.
If your program is cancelled or you are entering in the Canadian provinces and territories without any reason, then you will not be able to travel to Canada.
The DLI must have designated plan on how they are going to manage students and take the utmost precautions to prevent the virus from spreading. Alongside they must provide the transportation facilities, quarantine location and other arrangements for students.
For those students who have a query regarding COVID-19 readiness, the plan can directly contact the college/institution.
IRCC said that they will be adding more DLIs institute and update it soon. You can check it out on the official website for the DLIs institutes. For those institutes and colleges that do not meet the health requirement, Canada will remove them from the DLS list.
Total Post-Secondary Schools Opened With COVID-19 Readiness Plan
There are 39 post secondaries open in Alberta and British Columbia. 13 in New Brunswick, 10 in Manitoba, 14 in Ontario, 5 in Prince Edward Island, and 3 in Newfoundland Labrador.
The post-secondary schools are not allowed to open in Nunavut and North-western territories.