COVID-19 Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions - International

To defer your offer of admission to Canadore College for the Fall 2020 term to the Winter or subsequent terms, you must make an official request no later than 7 September for the North Bay campus, and by the 13 September for the for Brampton, Mississauga & Scarborough Campuses.

Please note Canadore College will process a maximum 3 deferrals to support students during Covid-19 times up to a Deferral to the Sep 2021 intake. After that term, students will have to pay 100 CAD per Deferral request. If your deferral is approved, the funds you have paid will automatically be carried forward to the next term. If there is a difference in fees for future terms you will be responsible to pay that difference.

 

Please go to this link to check the way that your program will be running on our Fall semester: https://cdn.agilitycms.com/canadore-college/6287-ad-academic-delivery-plan-fall-2020_-revised-_june-01_pm_04.pdf

If your program is fully online or if you are in Canada for a partially delivered program, you can request to reverse your deferral and commence classes prior to the 10th day of the term at each respective campus. NOTE: some programs such as Aviation, Health, Environmental, and Media require students to be attending classes the first week and may deny registration if you arrive too late. Please e-mail your request to international@canadorecollege.ca.

Immediately – students should indicate their intent to attend Fall 2020 intake in order to secure their seat.

No. Students may defer to January 2021 or a subsequent intake at the North Bay campus.

Please consult the International Student refund policy for full details - https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/study-with-us   Refunds are subject to holdbacks dependant on the time and reason of request. The refund process is significantly delayed during this time and could take longer than the usual 6 - 8 weeks. It is important to keep in mind that Flywire will need to verify your banking information before they send the refund. You can log into your FLYWIRE account to keep undated on any activity.

Yes, if a student wishes to defer to January 2021 they should e-mail international@canadorecollege.ca with their request to defer their offer.  Agents may also send deferral requests on behalf of students to international@canadorecollege.ca

It is recommended that you arrive in Canada with sufficient time allotted in order to self-isolate, attend orientation and be ready to attend your classes on the first scheduled day. Should the intake start date change students will be notified via email. Given the advisories issued by the government of Canada, all travelers from outside Canada must be prepared to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival.

In such a scenario, we will be issuing a letter from the College to all students which will explain the change in start date. Revised  LOA's will not be issued.

The Flywire receipt doesn't mention the intake and so the same receipt can be used for Immigration and Visa Filing purpose. The amount that you have paid remains on your student account.

Please be advised that due to the current worldwide situation of COVID – 19, the college has made changes to the payment deadline to enable students more time to secure their funding.  A $2000 non-refundable deposit was required to secure your seat by July 15, 2020.

Yes, students who have an active September 2020 Offer of Admission should proceed with payment of their deposit and fees by the deadlines noted above

The payment deadline for students returning to study in Semester 3, 4, 5 or 6  in Fall 2020 will be adjusted to August 04, 2020, in order to assist with banking challenges during mandated isolation periods in certain regions. If required, we will adjust this date further.  Any adjustments to this date will be communicated via our important dates and deadlines list on the website and via regular communications channels such as email and social media.

Not at this time.  As the COVID-19 pandemic situation changes daily, the College must take into consideration the health and safety of our community while we plan our convocation ceremonies.  We understand that you are anxious to make travel arrangements for your family and our website will be updated with our plans for convocation once decisions have been finalized.  All convocations have been deferred to Fall 2020 and no dates for the events have been set.

There is an application process for scholarships and bursaries.  Please refer to this link for additional information:  https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/money/bursaries

Please, check this chart below to see the options we have for your English Proficiency Test. Due to COVID-19 we are temporary accepting DUOLINGO, a test option that can be taken online.

*International students applying through the SDS Program (Study Direct Stream) from India, China, Vietnam or Philippines should note that the SDS IELTS requirements are 6.0 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands.

Yes, all orientation information will be available online the week before the semester begins on September 08. Please visit our college website regularly for updates.

Yes, you will need to pay a $100 fee to apply to study at Canadore College

WINTER SEMESTER:

The January 2021 intake is now open

Immediately – students should indicate their intent to attend January 2021 intake in order to secure their seat.

For January 2021 - Canadore will follow Ontario Government directives for re-opening its campuses. Should COVID-19 conditions continue to improve, Canadore may consider a transition to face-to-face learning when it is safe to do so.  

Please go to this link to check the way that your program will be running on our Winter semester: https://cdn.agilitycms.com/canadore-college/6287-ad-academic-delivery-plan-fall-2020_-revised-_june-01_pm_04.pdf

It is recommended that you inquire with your local consulate or country travel advisories prior to any travel.  Students who will be joining our Winter intake and who have yet to book their flights should wait for further notice from the College to learn the exact start date. Please note that due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the government of Canada has instituted travel restrictions for international students that may still be in place at the start of the Winter semester.  It is highly recommended that you ensure that your tickets are refundable in the event that you are unable to travel to Canada at that time.  You may also want to hold off on making any payments for accommodation at this time, unless your payment can be deferred to a later date.  You are required to have your self-isolation plan in place prior to arrival.

IMMIGRATION:

It is recommended that you inquire with your local consulate or country travel advisories prior to any travel.  Students who will be joining our Fall intake and have already made their flight bookings should wait for further notice from our end before making any changes to their existing bookings. Students who have yet to book their flights should wait for further notice from the College to learn the exact start date. Please note that due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the government of Canada has instituted travel restrictions for international students that may still be in place at the start of the Fall semester.  It is highly recommended that you ensure that your tickets are refundable in the event that you are unable to travel to Canada at that time.  You may also want to hold off on making any payments for accommodation at this time, unless your payment can be deferred to a later date. 

It is recommended that you inquire with your local consulate or country travel advisories prior to any travel.  On March 20, 2020, the Canadian Government announced that international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020 are able to fly to Canada. However, students with study permit approvals may still have difficulty entering Canada at the Canadian airports if their classes are online and they cannot show that their stay in Canada is “non-discretionary” and “non-optional”.  It is highly recommended that you check on the current immigration policies immediately prior to your travel to Canada.

 

All individuals entering from out-of-country are mandated to isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada. Those affected should not try to travel to Canada immediately.  https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html

A letter of support will only be provided for students who have a requirement to be in class for face-to-face delivery. The Academic Delivery Plan for Canadore College can be viewed online on our website at https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/academic-plan.

Travel to Canada is not recommended unless you have an essential reason to do so; programs that are delivered fully online are not likely to meet the travel requirement for non-optional and non-discretionary travel. Please continue to check the IRCC website for the most recent updates.

Yes, students who have an active September 2020 Offer of Admission should proceed to apply for their Study Permit.  If you receive either an “Approval In Principle” or a final approval for your Study Permit, you can attend classes online from your home country even if you can’t travel to Canada right away.  The time you spend attending these online classes outside of Canada can contribute to your Post-Graduation Work Permit as long as you complete 50% of your entire program inside Canada.

Our school policy will only permit students to study in our programs if you have a study permit, study permit approval letter, or an Approval In Principle.

Please note that IRCC has announced that if your in-class courses are being moved to an online-only format because of COVID-19, you’re still eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) if you hold a study permit, study permit approval letter, or an Approval In Principle as long as you complete 50% of your entire program inside Canada. If you have a study permit, received an Approval In Principle, or have been approved for a study permit for a program starting in September, but you can’t travel to Canada at this time due to travel restrictions, you may:

  • Begin your classes while outside Canada, and
  • Complete up to 50% of your program while outside Canada, if you can’t travel to Canada sooner

 

For more information, please visit the IRCC website.

Time spent studying online from abroad without a valid study permit, an Approval In Principle, or a study permit approval letter will not count towards your eligibility for PGWP

Yes, our school policy will permit students to study in our programs if you have a study permit, study permit approval letter, an Approval In Principle.

Yes, If your in-class courses have been moved to an online-only format because of COVID-19, you are still eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWP).

Currently there are so many travel restrictions in place that it may not be possible to get a return flight.  Also, many countries, including Canada, have imposed a 14-day self-isolation period for travelers arriving from out-of-country.  Furthermore, your guard.me international student health insurance is valid everywhere in the world, except for your country of origin.  You may also experience difficulties returning to Canada due to travel restrictions at the time as you would have to show that your return to Canada is non-discretionary and non-optional.  If you must go home, please visit the Canadian Government’s Travel Abroad webpage:  https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories and ensure you meet the necessary requirements to return to Canada.

International students in Canada should apply online to renew their permit in order to trigger implied status. This would allow them to continue studying or working in Canada while their application is being processed.

In addition, applicants who are unable to access required documents must attach a explanatory letter detailing the situation.  If the application is incomplete, you will likely be granted some time to submit your documents.

 

Furthermore, IRCC has recently temporarily suspended the biometrics requirement for temporary resident applicants located inside Canada as biometrics centres are currently closed.  If you are applying for a study permit in Canada at this time, you do not need to submit your biometrics.

Yes. You are expected to study full-time, unless your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) is currently unable to offer full-time study due to the Covid19 pandemic.

A suspended semester is not considered a scheduled break. Therefore, you will only be able to work the same number of authorized hours as you would normally as a full-time student attending classes.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Yes. This is why you MUST arrange your accommodation before arriving in Canada. You will need to proceed there directly from the airport. Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility. 

Please visit the Immigration-Refugees-Citizenship webpage for additional info:   https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html

Students should contact torontoarrivals@canadorecollege.ca

Students should contact residence to have their application deferred to Winter 2021.

Yes, they can apply for a refund directly with residence.  Please contact info@canadoreresidence.ca with your request or any questions.

INSURANCE:

Our International students have very good health insurance coverage and are eligible for medically necessary treatment as per the normal terms and conditions of their policy.  Updates re COVID-19 are available on the guard.me website:  https://www.guard.me/

We will continue to provide updates as decisions are finalized and encourage students to continue to reference the college website for updates.