COVID-19: International Students

COVID-19: International Students Table of Contents

Last Updated: March 31, 2020

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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to stay in Canada and study online?

Yes. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made the following statement via the @CitImmCanada Twitter account:

Mar 13:
International students in Canada, take note: courses of study being delivered online on an exceptional basis due to #COVID19 will not affect Post-Graduation Work Permit Program eligibility for a post-graduation work permit.

Should I go home?

Given current travel advisories in Canada and elsewhere, we advise against travelling back to your home country at this time unless necessary. You may have limited opportunity to return to Canada based on recently announced travel restrictions.

What will happen to the Spring/Summer semester?

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there will be no Spring intake of international students from out-of-country. Students who had received offers and paid tuition will be offered deferrals for future intakes once conditions for travel have improved. Returning students currently in Canada can continue their programs online.

Will the college provide refunds or extend payment deadlines?

As the situation is changing very quickly, there are some issues that we are still examining in consultation with other colleges and government authorities. We will announce a decision as soon as possible.

International Students

We have put in place several additional supports for international students. The main source of contact is through

We have set up an Open Meeting in WebEx. International staff monitor the meeting room daily from 8:30-4:30 and live chat with students as they have questions. If the questions are straightforward, they answer them right away. If the questions are more complex, they book private WebEx appointments for the students with an International Student Advisor. We are offering four hours of advising appointments a day.

If students have complex immigration questions, we book them an appointment with our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant who is available every day for consultations online and by phone.
Our International Team is available to answer your questions. To connect with us, please do the following.

  • Join our Open Meeting Room and live chat with us from Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30. In our Open Meeting Room, you can ask us questions and book virtual appointments with our International Student Advisors and with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.

To join our Open Meeting Room, please do the following.

  1. Download Webex
  2. Open Webex and click on join meeting
  3. Enter meeting id 734 490 105
  4. Chat with one of the staff from International team

Our English Support Sessions are also being offered virtually. These sessions will be offered at the following times: Monday 12-1, Wednesday 1-3 and Thursday 1-2.

To access our Support Sessions, please do the following.

  1. Download Webex
  2. Open Webex and click on join meeting
  3. Enter meeting id 736 536 767
  4. Begin your virtual session

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