Measures to support international students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Backgrounder

A variety of non permanent coverage adjustments meant to help worldwide college students, studying establishments and different stakeholders in Canada’s schooling sector have been applied since March 2020, together with:

  • Worldwide college students who had a sound examine allow, or who had been authorised for a examine allow on or earlier than March 18, 2020, are exempt from journey restrictions that prevented most international nationals from nations aside from the US from coming into Canada. All college students, together with these coming into Canada from the US, are solely admitted to Canada if their journey is crucial they usually have a reputable plan to quarantine for 14 days.
  • College students in Canada 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 examine allow permits it.
  • College students already in Canada 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 educational session if they’re employed in a necessary service or perform.
  • College students starting a brand new examine program within the 2020 spring, summer season or fall semesters can start their lessons on-line from overseas with out affecting their eligibility for a post-graduation work allow, offered they’re able to full a minimum of 50% of their program in Canada.
  • College students beginning a program within the spring, summer season or fall semester gained’t have time deducted from the size of their post-graduation work allow for research accomplished from exterior Canada till the top of 2020.
  • Extra data on the newest updates for worldwide college students and different immigration candidates is obtainable right here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html

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