Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated their list of approved designated learning institutions (DLI) and we’re pleased to let you know that George Brown College is now on that approved list.
Students may now travel to Canada only if:
Students have a valid study permit or letter of introduction that shows they were approved for a study permit, and
Are attending a designated learning institute (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by the province or territory where the DLI is located and listed on IRCC’s website.
Travelling to Canada
Please note that most of George Brown College’s January 2021 programs will be delivered online and so students are able to study in their home country. As per IRCC’s Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility guidelines, students can pursue studies up to 50% online from abroad until April 30th 2021, if they have applied for their study permit prior to their program start date.
Students who are not already in Canada and who will be enrolling in a HYBRID program which requires an in-class, in-person component will be required to travel to Canada.
International students who choose to travel to Canada should be aware of public health measures in place in Ontario to limit the spread of the virus in Canada. International students are required to follow all the guidelines and expectations upon arrival and during their studies, including having a suitable 14-day quarantine plan prior to arrival.
Accompanying family members of international students will be assessed by a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer as to whether the purpose of travel in Canada is non-discretionary/non-
Mandatory Next Steps
- DOWNLOAD the ArriveCAN app (available for IOS, Android or use the Web format) and submit your required information prior to departure
- Review International Student Arrival and Quarantine Guidelines and submit Attestation form
- Complete the survey so that we can better prepare to support your needs and ensure compliance with our federal and provincial regulations.
For more information on how George Brown is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and updates for the upcoming Jan 2021 semester please visit https://www.georgebrown.ca/covid-19.