International students were allowed to travel to Canada from the 20th of October, if their study institution has a corona virus-readiness plan that has been approved by its provincial or territorial health authority.
Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) are expected to send the details of their readiness plan to the provincial or territorial government, since this is the level of government that handles education in Canada. Plans should include details on how the institutions will inform international students on health and travel requirements before arrival, help with quarantine plans, and provide guidance or assistance in acquiring necessities like groceries and medicine during quarantine.
The plans also must establish health and safety protocols in case students do come down with corona virus. IRCC says that the new measure applies to all international students regardless of when their study permit was approved, or where they are from.
Nevertheless, the immigration department also recommends travelers to not make any travel plans until they have met all the requirements and all necessary authorizations.
This changes how many applicants are looking to pursue their course online. As the point system for PR has not changed with respect to online education in Canada.
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