This is perhaps one of the best news international students have received since the pandemic. The Canadian government announced on October 2, 2020 that starting from October 20, 2020 international students can enter Canada for their studies, if they satisfy all the conditions.
But to be allowed to come to Canada you must meet the following conditions :
✔That your school doesn't offer online options . You have to be in Canada for a part of your program where you have to be there physically (for laboratory work, workshops, or similar)
✔If you can’t study online from your home country, because of internet restrictions or bandwidth limitations
✔Due to different time zones you can’t participate in live online classes from your home country
You can't travel to Canada if :
✔You are coming for reasons such as for tourism, recreation or entertainment.
✔Your admission is not into a Designated Learning Institute (DLI). Even though schools receiving funding from their provincial governments will be included, and many private institutions will be allowed to let their students come into Canada, still make sure your admission is to a DLI.
✔If your institution, even though it's a DLI, has not been approved by the province or territory that licenses it for its “readiness plan”.
By October 20, all the institutions given DLI status that have an approved readiness plan would be made known to the public.
What you are to do on arrival
Just before you are allowed to cross the border, the service officer would want to know
Why you are coming into to Canada
If you would be able to complete a 14-day quarantine period when you arrive at your final destination
If you would be able to complete your quarantine, before you physically attend classes, or can study online during your quarantine
I.e. the service officer would be very interested in your plan for quarantine. So it's best you have a lucid and if possible written plan.
P.S It is important that you meet the requirements before you travel as it is up to the border services officer to decide on whether your reason for travelling to Canada is non-discretionary or non-optional.
Are family members allowed to come?
The immediate family members of students may also be able to come with international students to Canada, as long as their reason for travel is essential, such as getting established in Canada to support the student’s study program.
Family members allowed include:
Your spouse or common-law partner, a dependent, or in the case of a minor child who will be studying in Canada, a parent or legal guardian
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