Some International Students Attending Designated Institutions Now Allowed to Enter Canada

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

As of October 20, 2020, some designated learning institutions (DLIs) are now able to reopen to international students who aren’t currently in Canada and who

  • have, or have been approved for, a study permit
  • are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose

These designated learning institutions (DLIs) have a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their provincial or territorial government.

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.

october 20, 2020

Find out if your DLI is approved here:…/coro…/students/approved-dli.html

Please be reminded that

  • all travellers must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada.
  • you need to contact your school directly if you have any questions about its readiness plan.

More information:

Learn about the measures in place on post-graduation work permit (PGWP) eligibility for those studying from abroad.