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Canada issues Updated DLI list with a Covid-19 readiness plan

As planned, the Canadian government updated the Covid 19 readiness plan approved DLI list on December 1. The international students enrolled in the approved DLI list can travel to Canada to benefit from in-person classes. Before this, students who were issued study permits before March 18 could do so.

Previously, IRCC itself announced the list in a series of tweets. Two of its tweets are as follows.

“International students with, or approved for, a study permit who will be attending a designated learning institution with a #COVID19 readiness plan approved by their provincial or territorial government may be able to travel to Canada.”

“If you plan to come to Canada as an international student, your designated learning institutions must be on the list with approved #COVID19 readiness plans before you travel. Please be reminded that all travelers must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada.”

For those who don’t know, Designated learning Institutes or DLIs are those Canadian Universities or colleges that have permission to host International students.

Some of the institutions that have their names in it as follows the list are

  • Canadian Imperial College
  • Columbia College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lethbridge College
  • MacEwan University
  • NorQuest College
  • Northern Lakes College
  • Red Deer College
  • St. Mary's University
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Alberta
  • CodeCore College
  • Capilano University
  • College of the Rockies
  • Capilano University
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Langara College
  • LaSalle College Vancouver
  • Northern Lights College
  • North Island College
  • University Canada West
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Yorkville University
  • University of Winnipeg
  • International College of Manitoba
  • Mount Allison University
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Centennial College
  • Seneca College
  • Trent University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • York University
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Yukon University

The province wise summary of Canadian universities and colleges with a readiness plan is as follows.

province 

Total DLIs

DLIs with readiness plan approval

Alberta

143

56

British Columbia

267

96

Manitoba

41

16

New Brunswick

40

15

Newfoundland and Labrador

31

3

Northwest Territories

3

0

Nova Scotia

39

24

Ontario

482

75

Prince Edward Island

20

5

Quebec

436

427

Saskatchewan

32

9

Yukon

13

1

IRCC says that The next update is scheduled for December 15, 2020. The full list of the approved DLIs is presenthere.

If you are planning to move to Canada to complete your post-secondary education, make sure your university or college has its name in the above-mentioned list. i.e., it has the COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. As a student, you will not be able to travel to Canada if your study program has been canceled or suspended or if you are travelling to Canada for any reason other than to study.

Currently, many Canadian universities and colleges are accepting applications for the upcoming intakes. It is highly recommended that you consult with our visa experts if you wish to study in one of them. for more information and to apply to study in Canada, you can visit one of our branches or call us at 92563-92563 for more information.

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