Canada reopens schools to international students.
Immigration, refugee and citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that Canadian schools with coronavirus readiness plans can start accepting new study permit holders, as of October 20.
In order to welcome new international students, DLIs needed to have a coronavirus readiness plan approved by their province or territory. Plans should describe how they manage the mandatory quarantine period for students, including arrangements for transportation to the student’s quarantine location.
They must also provide information and support to international students about how they can get the items they need for their quarantine, like food, medicine, and health insurance.
To be able to enter Canada as a student, you must meet these two requirements:
You must have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit.
You must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory.
Your travel to Canada will be considered essential if you have all of the required documents and your DLI is on the approved list.
Only students who are going to approved DLIs are allowed to travel to Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says more institutions will be added to the list of approved DLIs. The IRCC webpage has a complete list of approved DLIs, and will update as more come available. Canada will also remove DLIs if they no longer meet their provincial or territorial public health requirements.
Students who are not going to an approved DLI will not be allowed to board their flight if they try to travel to Canada.