Frequently Asked Questions


Vaccinations and Travel to Canada

International Students are advised to review all information provided in this correspondence along with all Canadian Government sources regarding travel to Canada, vaccine interactions and acceptable vaccinations for incoming travellers to Canadian borders. Please note we cannot advise on specific vaccines and it is the responsibility of every traveller to review public health requirements, to know the vaccine travel policies as well as the interactions of various vaccines. We do not provide medical advice and the information provided in this correspondence should not be construed as such; the information provided in this correspondence should be considered as guidance only.

 

For the most up-to-date and accurate information about vaccination and travel to Canada, please see:

 

Should you require further information about vaccinations and coming to Canada, please reach out to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada directly. Here is a directory: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/answers/covid-travel-assistance

 

For further information about Covid-19 in the region where you are registered for your program, please see:

North Bay and Parry Sound campus students: https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/coronavirus.asp

Brampton and Mississauga campus students: https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/

Scarborough campus students: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

For international students who wish to travel and are approved to do so, please be reminded that in order to come to Canada you will need to satisfy the Canadian Government that you will adhere to travel, isolation and quarantine requirements as outlined by the Canadian federal and provincial governments.

 

At Canadore College we have a robust plan and risk management framework that we adhere to in conformity with federal and provincial government requirements. We continue to require the submission of a quarantine plan via our approved mechanism, the iCent app. Further information is available here: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/icent

 

In response to changing vaccination requirements, Canadore College’s international students can now submit an exemption from quarantine request on iCent. These exemption requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Canadore College Help Desk. Submission of information via iCent continues to be required under all circumstances.

Please see A Guide for International Students in Canada Arriving from Abroad for further information from the Government of Canada for international students.

 

More information:

The following are the documents you may require to come to Canada:

  • a valid passport or travel document
  • the letter of introduction the visa office sent you when they approved your study permit
    • This letter has your permit reference number, which we use to issue your study permit
  • a copy of a valid letter of acceptance from your school
  • proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Canada
  • letters of reference or any other documents the visa office told you to bring and
  • either a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or visitor visa (temporary resident visa)
    • If you have a valid eTA, it’ll be linked to the passport you used to apply for your study permit
  • A travel support letter (to obtain a travel support letter, please submit your travel/quarantine plans via the iCent app and to quarantine.approval@canadorecollege.ca.)

 

For more information about the documents you may require, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/prepare-arrival.html#s04

Please note you MUST submit your quarantine plan to the Quarantine Team and it MUST be approved in order to receive a Travel Support Letter.  Please read below information carefully.

To obtain a travel support letter, please submit your travel/quarantine plans via approved channel (iCent App) and to quarantine.approval@canadorecollege.ca. These will be reviewed in sequential order, based on public health parameters, and if changes are required, these will be communicated to you.

After you submit your plans, you must then request your travel support letter from:
 EmailMe Form - Travel Support Letter Request Form.

International students are asked to review instructions and guidance on quarantine plans as listed at https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/international-faq#arrivaltocanada. It is mandatory for international students to download the iCent application (iCent App) prior to departure. Information related to the app, how to download and use it, as well as its many features is available at: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/iCent 

When you log into the iCent app:

  • Go to Mandatory Forms
  • Go to Pre-Arrival Forms
  • Fill all the forms in Pre-Arrival section except Accommodation
  • Once you submit all the forms and receive acknowledgement, go ahead, and apply   for Travel Support Letter:  EmailMe Form - Travel Support Letter Request Form.

Please submit any other questions related to quarantine planning to quarantine.approval@canadorecollege.ca. Please be patient in receiving a response as the team is receiving an influx of correspondence and is working as quickly as possible to approve plans and answer all your questions.

 

 

Disclaimer: The International Department at Canadore College does not provide immigration or legal advice, and the contents of this correspondence should not be construed as such. Students are advised to consult IRCC or a qualified legal representative for advice on how to handle your personal immigration matters. To obtain information related to any immigration-related matter (including study and work permits), you can visit IRCC’s website.


Studying without Study Permit

Please note that Canadore College will allow you to begin classes online for the May 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters without a study permit only if all of the following conditions are met:

  1. You applied for a study permit prior to the commencement of the semester;
  2. You can prove, upon request, that you applied for the study permit prior to the commencement of the semester;
  3. Your program is delivered fully online
    • To find out if your program is delivered fully online, please see: Academic Plan;
  4. You acknowledge awareness of the tuition refund policy that applies should your study permit be refused (see below: Tuition Fee Refund Guidance for Students who Begin without a Study Permit);
  5. IRCC requirements continue to permit Canadian institutions (DLIs) to deliver programs online without a study permit. Please note it is student’s responsibility to ensure they adhere to any requirements identified by IRCC. Please see: IRCC Requirements – Studying without Permit;
  6. Should you intend on pursuing PGWP, you acknowledge that you are responsible for ensuring you adhere to and stay up-to-date with the PGWP requirements, including but not limited to changes in rules pertaining to eligibility while studying without a study permit. Please see: PGWP Distance Learning.

If your study permit is refused before the 10th day of classes: A $300 administrative fee will be applied, and the balance of the tuition will be refunded only if you:

  1. Provide us with your refusal letter from the high commission;
  2. Can prove that you completed all required steps to obtain your study permit;
  3. Can prove that you applied for the study permit before the commencement of the semester.

 

If your study permit is refused after the 10th day of classes: No fee will be refunded.

 

Risk Awareness Guidance for Students Beginning Classes without a Study Permit

As noted above, international students at Canadore College may register for classes without a Study Permit. However, they do so at their own risk. Canadore College’s requirements and guidance on the same is provided above.

 

If you do not wish to begin classes without a study permit and/or your program will not be fully delivered online, please note you will have the option to request a deferral or refund

 

Risk Awareness Guidance for Students Beginning Classes without a Study Permit

As noted above, international students at Canadore College may register for classes without a Study Permit. However, they do so at their own risk. Canadore College’s requirements and guidance on the same is provided above.

 

If you do not wish to begin classes without a study permit and/or your program will not be fully delivered online, please note you will have the option to request a deferral or refund

If you have an agent, please reach out to them to make the deferral request through official protocol.

If you applied directly yourself through the OCAS portal, you can follow these steps to request a deferral:

  1. Log into the OCAS portal account
  2. Accept the Offer
  3. Make payment (minimum deposit of $2,500 CAD)
  4. Upload the receipt to the portal account (admissions will confirm your payment)
  5. You will then be able to choose the option to Defer by clicking ‘Withdraw’

Please note the last date to request a deferral is posted in our FAQ each term, however we will continue to accept requests until the first day of classes. Students may have to re-apply ($100 Fee) if notice is not provided prior to this date.

Please be informed of the above noted Important Notice about Refunds for Students who Begin without a Study Permit and the updated international tuition and ancillary fee refund policy at: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/study-with-us.

 

To request a refund, please reach out according to your campus below:

North Bay campuses: Canadore.InternationalAR@canadorecollege.ca

Toronto campuses: academics@canadorecollege.ca

Developments in India and Pakistan – What Canadore College International Students Need to Know

This communication is addressed to international students at Canadore College whose country of origin is India and Pakistan. 

As you may know, the Government of Canada suspended all flights from India and Pakistan effective April 22, 2021. Full details of the Travel Advisory are available here: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/india 

Canadore College international students studying in India and Pakistan at the present time (off-shore) are advised of the following based on whether they were planning to travel to Canada during the next 30 days or not.

Planning not to travel during the next 30 days:

Should you not have been planning to travel to Canada, no further action is required on your part based on the Government of Canada announcement noted above. Please continue to follow all existing Canadore College health and safety advice, as well as academic programming protocols as outlined to you via existing college communication channels. 

As outlined by the Government of Canada, your international student eligibility for the Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) will continue to accrue until the end of November 2021. You may safely continue to study online during this time.

Planning to travel during the next 30 days:

Should you have been planning to travel during the next 30 days while the travel ban is in force, changes you should consider include the following:

  1. Making arrangements with your travel provider to modify plans for travel. No commercial or passenger flights are presently being allowed to enter Canada from India or Pakistan until further announcements are made;
  2. Isolation Plan/Quarantine Accommodation Plan: should you have submitted a quarantine accommodation plan via the iCent App that was due to take effect during the next 30 days, please update your travel plan within the iCent App. Your record will be updated accordingly;
  3. Travel Support Letter: Please assure that you have submitted a Travel Support Letter by completing the linked form;
  4. Monitoring official Government of Canada websites for changes to travel protocols affecting India and Pakistan:Once flights resume from India and Pakistan, Canadore College will continue implementing existing protocols for arrival to Canada for all international students, including those from India and Pakistan, who wish to travel to Canadore College.

Should you already be in Canada (studying on-shore) no changes to present approaches are needed. Please continue to follow all existing Canadore College health and safety advice, as well as academic programming protocols as outlined to you via existing college communication channels. 


Deferrals and Fee Refunds: please note that the Canadore College policy on deferrals and tuition fee refunds continues to be applicable and in force. The details of this policy are outlined here: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/study-with-us (See Refund Policy for International Students and Deferral Process)

Canadore College encourages students to study online from the comfort of their home country until such time as they can travel to Canada safely, thereby saving on living costs and starting their education in Canada without delay. Please be advised that students who have a PPR (Passport request) or have filed a visa application may register to study in May 2021 as they await visa approvals.

New Covid-19 Testing Requirements for Travelers Arriving as of January 7, 2021

The Government of Canada has recently released new travel guidance for all incoming air travelers to Canada.

Starting on January 7, 2021, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to show a negative PCR test result

This requirement applies to all incoming travelers, Canadians and non-Canadians alike.

Canadore College international students with flights arriving to Canada as of January 7, 2021 must prepare accordingly.

Contact local health authorities to find out where you can get a PCR test prior to travelling.

Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine and receive another negative PCR test at the end or their quarantine period as part of their isolation plan.

Is Canadore College a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)?

Canadore College was approved and placed on the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list on November 17, 2020 as posted on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadore College’s DLI # is:  019395535239

Current Students

For all information you may require for beginning your semester and throughout the year, please see our comprehensive Student Guide: https://cdn.agilitycms.com/canadore-college/Attachments/support/international/INT%20International%20Student%20Guide%202020%202021.pdf

All students should have received an email with instructions for registration for May 2021. Please check your inbox and junk folders for the correspondence.

Should you be unable to locate the email, please reach out to the appropriate contact:

North Bay campuses: admissions@canadorecollege.ca
Toronto campuses: academics@scbt.ca

Please note it may be in your best interest to find the original email as each department is receiving large numbers of correspondence and response time is delayed.

**Note: For September 2021, an email with registration instructions will be sent to you closer to the program start date.

Yes, all orientation information will be available online.  Please visit our college website regularly for updates.

To view previously recorded orientation sessions and other important resources for the beginning of the semester, please see: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/spring-2021-orientation

You may view the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Academic Delivery Plan by your campus at: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/academic-plan

Canadore College will implement BYOD in Fall 2021, for ALL programs, to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. BYOD prepares students to be anytime, anywhere learners using their devices to enhance their learning experience in and out of the classroom, obtain and work with course materials, participate in collaborative environments and become skilled, confident users of the technologies. Knowledge of how to search for and interpret evolving information prepares students to become lifelong learners.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a program delivery model that requires and supports students to acquire and own the technology required to complete their coursework when outside of the classroom, supplemented by on-campus labs and instruction. It is mandatory that ALL students attending Canadore College beginning the Fall 2021 school year own the technology that meets, or exceeds, the technical needs of their programs.

 

To view device requirements for your program, click here.

For more information on BYOD, please see: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/bring-your-own-device


ARRIVAL TO CANADA AND QUARANTINING

We are looking forward to welcoming international students to study with us at Canadore College.

Given the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic, several conditions must be met prior to international students being permitted to travel. These include the evaluation of whether programs can be delivered remotely online or must be completed in person.  In addition, Canadian public health requirements require the submission and approval of a 14-day quarantine plan including a mandatory 3-day stay in an authorized hotel.  

In order to come to Canada you will need to satisfy the Canadian Government that you will adhere to strict quarantine requirements. This includes having a quarantine plan, sharing it with the College through the iCent app and ensuring you quarantine/isolate for 14 days.

At Canadore, a dedicated team of International Student Ambassadors (ISAs), under the supervision of the Director, International, will be reviewing, evaluating and approving incoming quarantine plans to Canadore College. The plans will be reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and, where applicable, revisions will be required if identified by the Canadore Team. 

Prior to entering Canada, you must also submit your quarantine plan through the ArriveCan app and present it to the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officer at the airport or land border.

If you are flying to Canada, you will also be required to undergo a Covid19 PCR or LAMP test within 72 hours of your scheduled flight and present the negative test to the airline.

The ISA team may be reached at: quarantine.approval@canadorecollege.ca and via a dedicated landline (705) 474-7600 ext. 5425.

International students and agents are requested to review instructions and guidance on quarantine plans as listed at https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international.  It is mandatory for international students to download the iCent application (iCent App) prior to departure, and quarantine plans are to be submitted exclusively via the app. Information related to the app, how to download and use it, as well as its many features is available at: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/iCent  

You must use ArriveCAN before checking in at the airport or crossing the border to submit your

  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessment

Please bring your ArriveCAN receipt (electronic or paper) with you to show the border services officer upon arrival.

Before you travel to Canada, make sure you know the rules and what you need to do before and after you arrive:

When the mandatory hotel stay is over, you must then follow the COVID-19 readiness plan for your approved DLI (this includes downloading the iCent app and submitting your quarantine plan to quarantine.approval@canadorecollege.ca – please see above What is the iCent app and must I use it?  and below How can I get a Travel Support letter?.

 

Please see the New Travel measures below:  

Air traveller requirements 

Travellers must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before their scheduled departure time. 

As of February 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET, travellers, unless exempted, will also be required to: 

  • reserve a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights prior to departure to Canada
  • take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival in Canada
  • stay in the government-authorized hotel while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 molecular test taken on arrival
  • pay for the cost of the hotel stay, as well as all associated costs for:
    • food
    • security
    • transportation
    • infection prevention and control measures

Travellers must present proof of having reserved and pre-paid for their accommodation through ArriveCAN (see above What is the ArriveCan app and must I use it?). 

 

Travellers will still be required to complete the remainder of the mandatory 14-day quarantine after their mandatory hotel stopover. 

 

For more information, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice/mandatory-hotel-stay-air-travellers.html  

The list of government-authorized hotels is now available. 

Ontario: Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) 

  • Alt Hotel Pearson Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton and Element Toronto Airport
  • Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport

For more information, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice/mandatory-hotel-stay-air-travellers/list-government-authorized-hotels-booking.html

If you are flying to Canada, you will also be required to undergo a Covid19 PCR or LAMP test within 72 hours of your scheduled flight and present the negative test to the airline.

See the IRCC website for more details.

Please note you MUST submit your quarantine plan to the Quarantine Team and it MUST be approved in order to receive a Travel Support Letter.  Please read below information carefully.

 

For students who wish to travel and are approved to do so, please be reminded that in order to come to Canada you will need to satisfy the Canadian Government that you will adhere to strict quarantine requirements. This includes having a quarantine plan, sharing it with the College through the iCent app and ensuring you quarantine/isolate for 14 days upon your arrival to Canada (3 of these days in a government approved hotel) and negative Covid-19 tests. Please see: A Guide for International Students in Canada Arriving from Abroad

To obtain a travel support letter, please submit your travel/quarantine plans via approved channel (iCent App) and to quarantine.approval@canadorecollege.ca. These will be reviewed in sequential order, based on public health parameters, and if changes are required, these will be communicated to you.

After you submit your plans, you must then request your travel support letter from:
 EmailMe Form - Travel Support Letter Request Form.

International students are asked to review instructions and guidance on quarantine plans as listed at https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international. It is mandatory for international students to download the iCent application (iCent App) prior to departure. Information related to the app, how to download and use it, as well as its many features is available at: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/iCent 

When you log into the iCent app:

  • Go to Mandatory Forms
  • Go to Pre-Arrival Forms
  • Fill all the forms in Pre-Arrival section except Accommodation
  • Once you submit all the forms and receive acknowledgement, go ahead, and apply   for Travel Support Letter:  EmailMe Form - Travel Support Letter Request Form.

 

Please submit any other questions related to quarantine planning to quarantine.approval@canadorecollege.ca. Please be patient in receiving a response as the team is receiving an influx of correspondence and is working as quickly as possible to approve plans and answer all your questions.

Travel support letters are now provided to students whose program is delivered fully online. For students who meet all the various requirements, wish to travel and are approved to do so, please be reminded that in order to come to Canada you will need to satisfy the Canadian Government that you will adhere to strict quarantine requirements. This includes having a quarantine plan, sharing it with the College through the iCent app and ensuring you quarantine/isolate for 14 days upon your arrival to Canada  (including a 3 day mandatory stay at a government authorized hotel). See above response regarding quarantine plans for international students.


TRANSFERRING TO CANADORE COLLEGE

Yes, you may apply after completing your first semester at the college for which your study permit was issued. Please follow instructions ‘How to Apply’ through your preferred program’s page.


ADMISSIONS

APPLICATIONS

The May 2021 intake is now closed and September 2021 intake has opened. Please login to our  Apply Now International Portal! to see what programs are open to accept student applications.

Seats for intakes fill very quickly, it is best to get your application in as soon as the intake is open on the portal to ensure that your application is considered.

The Winter 2022 intake is expected to open by June 2021. Please login to our  Apply Now International Portal! to see what programs are open to accept student applications.

Students can expect intakes to open approximately 4 months to 1 year in advance of the term of study.


Please login to our  Apply Now International Portal! to see what programs are open to accept student applications.

You will be prompted to upload all of your documents in the application portal. Follow this link to get started with your application: Apply Now International Portal!. Documents will be validated for authenticity once you arrive in Canada; please be sure to bring original copies when you travel to begin your study.

Yes, you will need to pay a $100 application fee to apply to study at Canadore College. This application fee is directly payable on the OCAS International Portal.

Please review the refund terms on your Letter of Acceptance (LOA). A non-refundable deposit is applicable. For more information on refunds, please see: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/study-with-us


ADMISSIONS

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

If you want to study in Canada, you must meet some important immigration requirements. You will likely require a Study Permit if you are not a Canadian or Permanent Resident of Canada and will be undertaking a program of 6 months or more.  You must apply for your study permit with Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  American citizens and Green Card holders may be able to apply at the Port of Entry.  For information on how to do so, see the IRCC website

In order to qualify for a Study Permit, you must first receive a letter of acceptance and an International Student Acceptance Information form from the College. After you have been accepted for a course of study, you must submit this letter for your Study Permit application.

Please see ‘Admission Requirements’ found under each program’s page to determine if you are eligible for that specific program.

Please note, due to high volume of submissions, documents and prior experience will only be reviewed after you submit a complete application using the Apply Now International Portal!


ADMISSIONS

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

If you attended high school (or received a University or College diploma) in a country whose first language is English and all credits/most credits were taken in English, you will likely be exempt from providing English Language proficiency test.

 

Please note this must be an English school in an English speaking country and does not apply to English schools in a country whose first language is not English. For example, if you attended an English speaking institution in India, you would still be required to provide your English Proficiency results as indicated by our requirements: View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Please, reference our to see the options we have for your English Proficiency Test. Due to COVID-19 we are temporarily accepting DUOLINGO, a test option that can be taken online.

*International students applying through the SDS Program should reference the following site for the program requirements: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/student-direct-stream/eligibility.


ADMISSIONS

LOAs

Please note that due to a high volume of submissions, it is taking longer than usual to process applications. We are doing our best to process applications as quickly as possible and our International Admission teams will be in touch as soon as a decision has been made.

 


ADMISSIONS

Deferrals

Only students who have met the payment conditions of their original Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and submit their deferral request by the term deferral deadline will be considered for deferred admission provided seats are available in the requested term. Students may only defer to the same program at the next offering within the same academic year. Any subsequent requests for deferral are considered a new application and will require a new application fee of $100CAD.

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 note Canadore College will process a maximum 3 deferrals to support students during Covid-19 up to a deferral to the Sep 2021 intake. After that term, students will have to pay 100 CAD per Deferral request.

What is the last date to defer my study if I hold an Letter of Acceptance (LOA) for the Spring/Summer, May 2021 intake? The last date to submit a request to defer for the Spring/Summer 2021 was the first day of class (May 3). After that time you will need to re-apply for a future intake. Do not register if you have requested a deferral; you will be subject to the financial terms and conditions that you consent to during the registration process.

Should you intend to request a deferral, you should do so immediately. Students may have to re-apply ($100 Fee) if notice is not provided prior to August 29, 2021. If you would like to defer, you must make a minimum deposit of $2,500 CAD.

If you are working with an agent, please advise them of your intent to defer, they will do so on your behalf through official protocol.


For direct applicants, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into the OCAS portal account
  2. Accept the Offer
  3. Make payment (minimum deposit of $2500)
  4. Upload the receipt to the portal account (admissions will confirm your payment)
  5. You will then be able to choose the option to Defer by clicking ‘Withdraw’

Please refer to resources provided to agents on OCAS portal: Resources for International Agents | ontariocolleges.ca


ADMISSIONS

PROGRAM INFO

You may view the Academic Delivery Plan by your campus at: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/academic-plan


ADMISSIONS

FEES/PAYMENTS/REFUNDS

Tuition fees are listed under each individual program’s page. Search our programs here.

The preferred payment method to Canadore College is through flywire.

Instructions for making a payment by flywire can be found here: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/study-with-us

You can also pay by:

  • Canada Post (Mail)
    • 100 College Drive, Box 5001 North Bay, Ontario P1B 8K9
    • Cheques, money orders, bank drafts – write student number in memo fiel
        • Through your Self-Serve
          • Self-ServiceLog into your Canadore Student Account – instructions provided in link
          • Credit cards and Pre-Paid credit cards
        • Through On-Line - Internet Banking
          • Add Canadore College as a payee
          • use your student ID number as the "account number."  Be very sure that you are using the correct student ID number

        • allow 1 - 3 business days for your payment to appear on your student account
        • if your payment is not showing on your student account within five business days, contact your bank to investigate

        If you paid through flywire, you can access your official receipt through your flywire account. This can be used for Immigration purposes.

        Should you have paid another way, please request your receipt according to your campus below.

        North Bay campuses: Canadore.InternationalAR@canadorecollege.ca
        Toronto campuses: studentservices@canadorecollege.ca

        They will respond with a receipt only if you did not pay by flywire. Please be patient in receiving a response as the team is receiving an abundance of submissions and is working as quickly as possible to process all requests.

        You may view important dates and deadlines here: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/dates-deadlines

        If you are a new student, your LOA will indicate your payments and due dates.

         

        As each student is required to show proof that they have the finances to pay and attend school in Canada, we cannot make accommodations. Payment due dates are listed on your Letter of Acceptance(LOA). Please be sure to comply with the due dates noted on your LOA; your program seat will not be reserved if you do not comply with the payment terms of your LOA.

        Only students who have paid their fees in compliance with their LOA will be permitted to register.

        Note: The Student Direct Stream (SDS) has specific tuition payment requirements.  Please refer to the website for the most current information: Student Direct Stream (SDS)

        Should you feel this is an exceptional circumstance, you may request further investigation into your situation by sending an email to international@canadorecollege.ca

        Instructions to apply for each of our scholarships and bursaries can be found on the specific scholarship/bursary’s page:

        Scholarships: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/money/scholarships

        Bursaries: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/money/bursaries

        Canada also offers several scholarships: https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/index.aspx?lang=eng

        **Please note that funds are limited and students should prepare to secure funding for their study in advance of attendance.

        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 updated on any activity. Refunds are processed in accordance to the original method of payment.

        Education for Canadian (domestic) students who are studying in Canada is subsidized by the provincial government and its taxpayers. International students do not pay provincial taxes, so they are not eligible for subsidies and must pay the full cost of tuition. 


        STUDY PERMITS/PGWP/AIP

        STUDY PERMITS AND APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE

        Yes, students who have an active Offer of Admission should proceed to apply for their Study Permit.  For the most up-to-date and accurate information about study permits and how to apply please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html

        International students in Canada who submit an extension of their study permits in Canada before their study permits expire have implied status which allows them to continue studying or working in Canada while their application is being processed if they remain in Canada while waiting for their study permit extensions to be approved.

        In addition, applicants who are unable to access required documents must attach an explanatory letter detailing the situation.  If the application is incomplete, you may be granted some time to add the documents to your submitted application.

        For more information, please visit the IRCC website.

        If you have applied for a study permit prior to the start of your May 2021 semester and you are outside of Canada, the time you’ve spent studying may be counted towards your PGWP as long as your study permit is approved in the end. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about your PGWP and eligibility, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/service-delivery/coronavirus/temporary-residence/study-permit/pgwpp.html


        STUDY PERMITS/PGWP/AIP

        PGWP

        ** The International Department at Canadore College does not provide immigration or legal advice, and the contents of this correspondence should not be construed as such.  Students are advised to consult IRCC or a qualified legal representative for advice on how to handle your personal immigration matters.  To obtain information related to any immigration-related matter (including study and work permits), you can visit IRCC’s website.

        Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on international students and the post-secondary sector, temporary policy changes have been made to post-graduation work permit (PGWP) eligibility requirements for the following groups of students:

        • students enrolled in PGWP-eligible programs in progress in March 2020
        • students who began or will begin PGWP-eligible programs between spring 2020 and fall 2021

        To be eligible for the temporary PGWP policy changes, these students must either

        • have a study permit
        • have been approved for a study permit
        • submit a study permit application prior to beginning their program and eventually be approved

        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.

        As a Designated Learning Institute, Canadore College’s programs are eligible for a Post Graduate Work Permit so long as they meet the PGWP requirements/ For the most up-to-date and accurate information about the Post Graduate Work Permit, including eligibility, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/post-graduation-work-permit-program/eligibility.html

        Aside from attending an institution on the DLI list, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they adhere to the PGWP requirements and are in a PGWP eligible program.

        Please see your program’s page for duration then for the most up-to-date and accurate information about the Post Graduate Work Permit, including eligibility, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/post-graduation-work-permit-program/eligibility.html

        Aside from attending an insitution on the DLI list, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they adhere to the PGWP requirements and are in a PGWP eligible program


        HEALTH INSURANCE

        No one intends to become ill while traveling or studying abroad, but the wise traveler plans ahead. It is best to completely understand the health care system of whatever country you’re in. Canada’s health care system is no exception and All international students who study in Canada are required to have health insurance.

         

        Our International students have very good health insurance coverage and are eligible for medically necessary treatment.

         

        North Bay Campuses

        All International Students at Canadore College - North Bay Campus benefit from inclusion in a health insurance plan with Guard.me, a leading provider of health insurance services to international students . The Health Insurance Plan is mandatory and included as part of international students’ ancillary fees. 

        Health Insurance Resources: 

        A dedicated Portal for Canadore College International students to access health insurance has been set-up and may be accessed here

        Health Insurance Support:

        For all questions and concerns related to health insurance at Canadore College North Bay, please contact International.Insurance@canadorecollege.ca  

         

         

        Toronto/GTA Campuses

        All International Students at Canadore College - Toronto campus benefit from inclusion in a health insurance plan with JF Insurance Group, a leading provider of health insurance services to international students . The Health Insurance Plan is mandatory and included as part of international students’ ancillary fees. 

        Health Insurance Resources: 

        Health Insurance Support:

        For all questions and concerns related to health insurance at Canadore College Toronto/GTA, please contact insurance@scbt.ca

        Please note that should you decide to travel to Canada, you should contact us prior to your arrival in Canada so appropriate health insurance coverage arrangements may be made for you.

        For inquiries in regard to any matter related to health insurance for international students, please consult with:

        North Bay campuses: International.Insurance@canadorecollege.ca

        Toronto campuses: insurance@scbt.ca

        If a student is pregnant prior to the start date of the policy, their condition may be considered ‘pre-existing’. If this is the case, pregnancy-related expenses may not be covered by the health insurance plan.

        In Canada, pregnancy-related expenses can be extensive and range from $10,000.00-$25,000.00. It is crucial for international students to understand this and not be caught without appropriate health insurance coverage.

        The safest way to mitigate any risks is to consider clarifying with the health insurance provider in writing if you are covered or not. Canadore College can assist in this regard by helping you navigate this conversation with the appropriate health insurance provider. In this vein, you may contact the following Canadore College representatives for further guidance and clarification:

         

        For your reference, and to support this communication, please see below for information related to pregnancy coverage from Guard.me and JF Health Insurance:

        North Bay campuses: Guard.me Health Insurance

        • Page 4: The guard.me More Enhanced policy provides benefits for new and emergent medical emergencies. A Pre-Existing Condition exclusion applies to Medical Conditions that existed prior to Your Coverage Period). Be sure to check the Pre-Existing Condition exclusion (page 10) to see if it applies to You. In the event of a Sickness, prior medical history will be reviewed when a claim is reported. Pregnancy that commenced prior to the effective date of your policy is considered a Pre-existing condition.
        • Pregnancy must commence after the Effective Date of this Policy unless coverage is purchased at the time of enrollment in a college or university program in which case the pregnancy must commence no more than 30 days before the Effective Date of this Policy.”

        Toronto Campuses:  JF Group Health Insurance

        • Page 1 - Section I 3.A:  A pre-existing medical condition exclusion may apply to medical conditions and/or symptoms that existed prior to your effective date. Check to see how this applies in your policy and how it relates to your effective date. In the event of an accident, injury or sickness, your prior medical history will be reviewed after a claim has been reported.
        • Section II - Definitions: Pre-Existing Medical Condition(s) means any medical condition, sickness, or injury for which at any time prior to the effective date, you have experienced symptoms, you have received medical care, advice, investigation or medical treatment, you have been hospitalized, you have been prescribed (including prescribed as needed) or have taken medication, or you have undergone a medical surgical procedure.
        • Page 3 - Section VIII Exclusions: This insurance does not cover losses or expenses caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by:
          1. Any pre-existing medical condition(s) that was not stable in the 90 days prior to the effective date of the policy. Pregnancy, miscarriage, voluntary termination of pregnancy, childbirth, or related complications except as provided in Benefit #19 – Maternity.
          2. Drugs and medications which are:  b) any type of contraceptive, pregnancy test, fertility drug or test, or erectile dysfunction drugs;


        TRAVELLING/FLIGHTS/ACCOMMODATIONS/RESIDENCE

        ** The International Department at Canadore College does not provide immigration or legal advice, and the contents of this correspondence should not be construed as such.  Students are advised to consult IRCC or a qualified legal representative for advice on how to handle your personal immigration matters.  To obtain information related to any immigration-related matter (including study and work permits), you can visit IRCC’s website.

         

        It is recommended that you inquire with your local consulate or country travel advisories prior to any travel. 

        International students with an approved study permit can enter Canada to attend institutions with an approved COVID-19 Readiness Plan.   Canadore College was approved and placed on this approved Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list on November 17, 2020 as posted on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadore College’s DLI # is:  019395535239

        It is recommended that you inquire with your local consulate or country travel advisories prior to any travel.  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 Spring 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. Please also see response above related to quarantine plan requirements for international students.

        **Flights from India and Pakistan

        What Canadore College International Students Need to Know:

        This communication is addressed to international students at Canadore College whose country of origin is India and Pakistan.

        As you may know, the Government of Canada suspended all flights from India and Pakistan effective April 22, 2021. Full details of the Travel Advisory are available here: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/india 

        Canadore College international students studying in India and Pakistan at the present time (off-shore) are advised of the following based on whether they were planning to travel to Canada during the next 30 days or not.

        Planning not to travel during the next 30 days:

        Should you not have been planning to travel to Canada, no further action is required on your part based on the Government of Canada announcement noted above. Please continue to follow all existing Canadore College health and safety advice, as well as academic programming protocols as outlined to you via existing college communication channels. 

        As outlined by the Government of Canada, your international student eligibility for the Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) will continue to accrue until the end of November 2021. You may safely continue to study online during this time.

        Planning to travel during the next 30 days:

        Should you have been planning to travel during the next 30 days while the travel ban is in force, changes you should consider include the following:

        1. Making arrangements with your travel provider to modify plans for travel. No commercial or passenger flights are presently being allowed to enter Canada from India or Pakistan until further announcements are made;
        2. Isolation Plan/Quarantine Accommodation Plan: should you have submitted a quarantine accommodation plan via the iCent App that was due to take effect during the next 30 days, please update your travel plan within the iCent App. Your record will be updated accordingly;
        3. Travel Support Letter: Please assure that you have submitted a Travel Support Letter by completing the linked form;
        4. Monitoring official Government of Canada websites for changes to travel protocols affecting India and Pakistan:Once flights resume from India and Pakistan, Canadore College will continue implementing existing protocols for arrival to Canada for all international students, including those from India and Pakistan, who wish to travel to Canadore College.

        Should you already be in Canada (studying on-shore) no changes to present approaches are needed. Please continue to follow all existing Canadore College health and safety advice, as well as academic programming protocols as outlined to you via existing college communication channels. 


        Deferrals and Fee Refunds: please note that the Canadore College policy on deferrals and tuition fee refunds continues to be applicable and in force. The details of this policy are outlined here: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/study-with-us (See Refund Policy for International Students and Deferral Process)

        Canadore College encourages students to study online from the comfort of their home country until such time as they can travel to Canada safely, thereby saving on living costs and starting their education in Canada without delay. Please be advised that students who have a PPR (Passport request) or have filed a visa application may register to study in May 2021 as they await visa approvals.

        International Students are advised to evaluate return travel to their home country with the utmost caution. 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 as well as your destination country’s main advisory website. Canadore College International students are urged ot consider the following elements as they consider their travel plans.

        Currently there are 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 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 which may change.  You’ll also have to undergo and present a negative Covid19 test to the airline before you fly.

        Yes. This is why you MUST arrange your accommodation before arriving in Canada. Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility.

        International students and agents are requested to review instructions and guidance on travelling to Canada at https://cdn.agilitycms.com/canadore-college/support/3075_Covid-19-Guide-for-International-Students-factsheet_EN_FINAL_HR.pdf . Information related to the app, how to download and use it, as well as its many features is available at: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/international/iCent  

        International students that plan to travel to Canada must be aware of the following Quarantine Steps:

        1. You must submit an isolation plan via the iCent App which will be reviewed for approval by the International Dept at Canadore College;
        2. After you submit your plans, you must then request your travel support
          letter from: EmailMe Form - Travel Support Letter Request Form;
          • Approval of a quarantine plan will result in the release of a travel support letter;
        3. In addition, there is now a requirement to book your first 3 days in a government approved hotel during which time you will be tested before being released to complete the remaining 11 days of their quarantine.

        Details on processes to follow for the mandatory 3-day hotel stay are outlined here.

        QUARANTINE HELPDESK AT CANADORE COLLEGE

        Given the public health requirements that international students are subject to, Canadore College has set-up a dedicated team of advisors to assist international students with their travel and quarantine needs. A team of International Student Ambassadors can be reached, Monday to Friday, via email at Quarantine.Approval@canadorecollege.ca or by landline at +1 (705) 474-7600 ext 5425.

        Please also consult the Government of Canada Guide for International Students Arriving in Canada from Abroad, a handy informative document.

         

        Please visit the Immigration-Refugees-Citizenship webpage for additional info:   https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html for further details such as using the ArriveCan App,the mandatory Covid19 test for air travellers and other policies for travel to Canada.

        We recommend students studying in North Bay to live in our Residence facilities. Residence is a great way to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Canadore offers the newest residences in Ontario and we are one of the only college residences in Ontario to offer full kitchens. We have three apartment-style residences in North Bay that accommodate 675 students located at the bottom of College Drive. Our secure complexes are wheelchair accessible. Learn more

        We do not offer residence facilities in the Toronto area.

        Students should contact residence at info@canadoreresidence.ca to have their application deferred to their new intake.

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

        Students should contact canadore@scbt.ca


        MISCELLANEOUS

        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.  Due to the on-going pandemic, all convocations have been deferred, no dates for the events have been set yet.

        ** The International Department at Canadore College does not provide immigration or legal advice, and the contents of this correspondence should not be construed as such.  Students are advised to consult IRCC or a qualified legal representative for advice on how to handle your personal immigration matters.  To obtain information related to any immigration-related matter (including study and work permits), you can visit IRCC’s website.