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October 2020

Parents & Grandparents sponsorship program

Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship Program Closes Soon

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Only a few days are left to sponsor your parents and grandparents. IRCC closes expression of interest (EOI) window on November 3 at 12 PM EST. IRCC will then hold a lottery to invite 10,000 sponsors to submit their PGP applicants.

Parents & Grandparents sponsorship program

Have you submitted your PGP application? If not, what are you waiting for?

Connect with Elaar to know how to submit a PGP application form. Hurry up and sponsor your parents now!

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Canada welcomes International Students as DLI’s submit the COVID-19 Readiness Plan

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Are you willing to study in Canada? If yes, we have a piece of exciting news for you. From 20th October 2020, Canada opened its doors for international students. It means if you are coming to study in Canada, your institution must have a Covid-19 readiness plan in place, which will exempt you from travel restrictions. Provincial health officials must approve the Covid-19 readiness plan of your institute before you travel.

Regardless of your country of origin, this change is for all the international studies willing to study in Canada. Make sure even if you receive the Canada study permit, you don’t make travel plans until you have qualified all the essential requirements, and your institute has an approval letter from provincial health officials.

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Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) can now accept international students irrespective of when the student acquired the Canada study permit. DLI’s are universities, colleges, and other educational institutions having the Government’s approval to welcome international students.

Until now, only students having a valid study permit were allowed to travel as of 18th March 2020, when the Government imposed travel restrictions in Canada.

For entering Canada as a student, you have to qualify the following requirements –

  • One should have a valid Canada study permit or a letter of acceptance from a University/College to apply for the Canada student visa.
  • One has to attend a Designated Learning Institutions (DLI), approved for the Covid-19 readiness plan authorized by the provincial health officials.

If you submit all the essential documents and if the name of your DLI is on the approved list, IRCC will approve your application. IRCC will not consider a student’s application if –

  • Your course/program is suspended
  • Your course/program is cancelled
  • You are entering Canada for another reason other than study

The students entering Canada for study purposes will be considered non-optional and non-discretionary if they are admitted to DLI having a Covid-19 readiness plan. With students, the immediate family member, either it can be dependent, spouse or common-law partner, legal guardian, or parent, may be allowed to travel to Canada if their reason to travel is non-discretionary or non-optional. These members cannot enter Canada before the student. The member travelling will have to undergo 14 days quarantine period after entering Canada along with the student.

The DLI’s Covid-19 readiness plan includes a strategic plan that describes how the quarantine period for students is planned, incorporating the student’s transportation arrangement to the quarantine center. The plan must specify how students can get medicine, food, and health insurance during their quarantine period. If you have any doubts regarding the Covid-19 readiness plan, you can contact your institution directly.

Only students whose institute name is in the approved DLI’s list can travel to Canada. Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) say it will add more names to the list once the provincial health officials approve the institution’s Covid-19 readiness plan.

The DLI’s Covid-19 readiness plan is undertaken to protect international students’ safety. Currently, a letter of support is not mandatory to submit, but few institutions are providing it. Below is a list of the Canadian institutions that have received approval after submitting the Covid-19 readiness plan.

Alberta – Only post-secondary schools mentioned below have received approval to accept international students.

  • Bow Valley College
  • Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Keyano College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lethbridge College
  • MacEwan University
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Mount Hat College
  • NorQuest College
  • Olds College
  • Red Deer College
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • University of Lethbridge

British Columbia – All the private and public primary and secondary schools, are granted permission to reopen for international students.

The list of post-secondary schools who made way to the approval list –

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Camosun College
  • Capilano University
  • Centre for Arts and Technology
  • Coast Mountain College
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Coquitlam College
  • Douglas College
  • Greystone College of Business and Technology
  • ILSC Language Schools – Vancouver Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Langara College
  • North Island College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Okanagan College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Selkirk College
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University Canada West
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of Victoria
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Yorkville University

Manitoba – All the private and public primary and secondary schools are granted permission to reopen for international students.

The list of post-secondary schools that have made to the approval list –

  • Assiniboine Community College
  • Heartland International English School
  • International College of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
  • Red River College
  • University of Manitoba

New Brunswick – All the private and public primary and secondary schools, are granted permission to reopen for international students.

The list of post-secondary schools that have made to the approval list –

  • Crandall University
  • Mount Allison University
  • New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador – Only post-secondary schools mentioned below have received approval to accept international students.

  • College of the North Atlantic
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland

Northwest Territories and Nova Scotia– The private and public primary and secondary schools are not approved to reopen for international students.

Ontario – Primary and secondary are not approved to reopen for international students.

The list of post-secondary schools who made way to the approval list –

  • Algoma University
  • Brock University
  • Centennial College
  • Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Queen’s University
  • Seneca College
  • Trent University

Prince Edward Island – All the private and public primary and secondary schools, are granted permission to reopen for international students.

The list of post-secondary schools that have made to the approval list –

  • Holland College
  • Study Abroad Canada Language Institute
  • University of Prince Edward Island

Quebec – All the private and public primary and secondary schools, are granted permission to reopen for international students. All the post-secondary DLI’s that made way to the approval list can reopen for international students.

Saskatchewan – Only post-secondary schools mentioned below have received approval to accept international students –

  • Parkland College
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • University of Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan

Yukon – Only post-secondary schools mentioned below have received approval to accept international students –

  • Yukon University

More and more institutions would be added to the above list as they are approved and you can keep yourself updated on the IRCC website.

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Study Permit in Canada for International Students

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Good news for all students who have applied or have approved study permit in Canada. Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) are now accepting international students who are not currently in Canada.

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DLIs must have a coronavirus readiness plan approved by their province or territory. Every student has to complete their 14 days #quarantine. If students don’t have DLI approved letter they are not allowed to travel to Canada.

Get in touch with us to know more about study permits.

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