Facilitative measures to support international students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Backgrounder

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has made various momentary coverage adjustments supposed to help worldwide college students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, together with:

Making use of for a research allow

  • College students who’ve submitted an entire software will obtain precedence processing and will likely be able to journey to Canada quickly after journey restrictions are modified.
  • IRCC has launched 2-stage research allow processing for college students who can’t submit an entire software. This features a first-stage eligibility evaluation and a closing determination based mostly on admissibility necessities within the second stage.
    • This enables candidates who’ve been unable to offer biometrics, police certificates or the outcomes of an immigration medical examination to get an preliminary evaluation. If authorised, they will really feel reassured that they’ve already met many of the standards for a research allow.   
    • IRCC goals to course of all first-stage eligibility assessments earlier than the beginning of the autumn semester. When a scholar is authorised by each phases, they are going to be able to journey to Canada as soon as journey restrictions are modified.  

Eligibility for the Submit-Commencement Work Allow Program

  • College students can research on-line from overseas till April 30, 2021, with out affecting their eligibility or the size of a future post-graduation work allow, supplied they can full not less than 50% of their program in Canada.
  • College students enrolled in applications between eight and 12 months in size that began through the spring, summer time or fall phrases (from Might to September) of 2020 will be capable to apply for a post-graduation work allow in the event that they full their complete program outdoors of Canada.
  • College students enrolled in a program with a begin date from Might to September 2020 who research on-line as much as April 30, 2021, and who graduate from a couple of eligible program of research, might be able to mix the size of their applications of research after they apply for a post-graduation work allow sooner or later, so long as 50% of their whole research are accomplished in Canada.

College students already in Canada

  • College students in Canada within the winter, spring and summer time phrases who had been pressured to review on-line, cut back their research to part-time, or take a break from their research utterly, on account of restrictions on classroom studying because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are allowed to proceed working on- or off-campus if their research allow permits it.
  • College students already in Canada for the winter, spring and summer time phrases had been assured that they wouldn’t lose their eligibility for a post-graduation work allow in the event that they had been pressured to finish greater than 50% of their program on-line, cut back their research to part-time or take a break from their research utterly on account of restrictions on classroom studying because of the pandemic.
  • Till August 31, 2020, worldwide college students are permitted to work greater than 20 hours per week off-campus throughout their tutorial session if they’re employed in an important service or perform.

For extra data

The latest updates on adjustments affecting worldwide college students could be discovered right here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html.

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