Canada - foreign students may soon be allowed to enter the country as borders re
Canada has announced that, from 20 October, foreign students at select institutions in the country may soon be allowed to enter the country as borders reopen.
Canada’s immigration body, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced that international students enrolled at certain institutions in the country will soon be granted the right to enter the country to start or resume their studies.
The entry-to-Canada rights will be the first main border reopening undertaken since the COVID-19 lockdown, and will be granted by IRCC to designated learning institutions (DLIs) who meet specific criteria.
During the pandemic, Canada has taken several steps to ensure it remains attractive to foreign students, prior to announcing its plans to reopen its borders.
In August, IRCC said Canada will grant PGWP post graduation work permit (PSW post study work visa) to international students starting between May and September 2020 who study 8 to 12 month programs fully online.