Major Update for International Students to Canada Ahead of Fall Semester

International students still need quarantine plan at Canada border

Canada is slowly opening up its borders to international students, temporary skilled workers and newly nominated permanent residents to enter the country. 

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Starting August 9, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be quarantined on arrival for two weeks. A major condition to be considered “fully vaccinated” is if it has been 14 days since you got the final dose of a vaccine that has been approved by Health Canada. Additionally, the proof of vaccination must be in English or French. A certified translation copy of the same may be admissible. The list of vaccines approved by Canada to date includes Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, and Janssen. 

However, International students travelling to Canada for the upcoming fall semester are advised to be prepared with a quarantine plan in case the border officer determines you do not meet the exemption. The plan should manage the quarantine period for international students as part of its COVID-19 readiness plan. The plan should allow you access to food and medicine during your quarantined stay. It is advised to develop a quarantine plan by staying in touch with your institution of admission. Use of ArriveCAN is mandatory for officer-traveller communications. 

Read the official release here specifically for international students coming to Canada this fall. It is nothing but a reminder of what international students need to do in order to travel to Canada.

While the federal government is taking full responsibility for international travel relaxations and restrictions, provincial governments are responsible for their own healthcare systems. Click here to view peculiar travel measures in each province before travelling. Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) are also expected to have their own COVID rules and regulations. 

Ask our overseas education counsellors for more details. 

Why Study in Canada so Popular? Why International students are preferring Canada?

If Canada were to be assessed from international universities rankings, education surveys, at least 8 per cent or more of Canadian universities always find a place in the Top 200 World Universities.

Over the last decade, the foreign student population in Canada has almost tripled with over six lakh international students arriving to pursue various study courses. It has been observed that Canada welcomes students from nearly 156 countries worldwide. 

Canada also boasts of the highest retention capacity by providing adequate job opportunities for recent graduates. Statistics Canada observed that over 30% of international students who got Canadian bachelor’s degrees and almost 50% of international students who graduated with master’s degrees became permanent residents (PR) within 10 years since they got their study permit.

Canada Experience Class program under Express Entry is ideal for international students with at least one year of work experience inside Canada to apply for permanent residency. Apart from this, there are other Provincial Nominee Programs to nominate recent international graduates to apply for provincial nominations. Upon receiving a successful provincial nomination, the application for permanent residency can be expedited. 

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