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Covid-19 border reopening for international students

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Designated learning institutions reopening to international students in Canada. As of October 20, 2020, some designated learning institutions (DLIs) are now ready to reopen to international students who aren’t currently in Canada and who  have, or are approved for, a study permit  are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose COVID-19 readiness plan for DLIs Canadian schools with coronavirus readiness plans can start accepting new study permit holders, as of October 20.  Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) are now ready to accept international students regardless of the date the study permit was obtained. DLIs are colleges, universities, and other educational institutions approved by the government to welcome international students. Before, the sole international students that would visit Canada were those that held a legitimate study permit as of March 18, 2020, the date that Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions took effect. To be ready to enter Canada as a student, you want to meet these two requirements: you want to have a legitimate study permit or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit. you want to be attending a delegated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. Your visit to Canada is going to be considered essential if you’ve got all of the specified documents and your DLI is on the approved list. Travel exemptions and restrictions for international students: To be able to enter Canada as a student, you must meet 2 requirements: You must have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit. You must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. Your travel to Canada will be considered essential (non-discretionary) if you have all of the required documents and your DLI is on the approved list. As a student, your travel to Canada won’t be considered essential (non-discretionary) if your study program has been cancelled or suspended you’re entering Canada for any reason other than to study When you travel to Canada Make sure your school is on the list of DLIs with COVID-19 readiness plans approved by their province or territory. When the border services officer greets you, they look at several factors, including your reason for travelling to Canada your ability to complete a 14-day quarantine period as.....

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What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID -19 in Canada?

What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID-19 in Canada? What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID-19? English proficiency test is mandatory for international students aiming to study or work in Canada.But due to the recent  COVID-19 pandemic, some of these tests have been suspended. For most international students, it can create panic because of the fear of denial or delay in their acceptance from colleges. However, there is no reason to worry. They can take an alternative test for IELTS during COVID-19. It is called as Duolingo test. What is Duolingo test? Similar to IELTS, it is a modern language proficiency platform designed to test the language compatibility of international students in various countries. In order to give an efficient and secured experience, it provides test scores, video interviews, and writing assessment. What are the benefits of this test? – Students can take this test from anywhere, anytime as per convenience. – The test takes an hour to finish and results are available within 48 hours. Are colleges/universities in Canada accepting it? Yes, most colleges and universities across Canada are accepting Duolingo test scores. At this time, duolingo scores are acceptable to meet the English proficiency requirement. Nevertheless, we suggest you to confirm with respective colleges.Also, you can check the list of institutes accepting Duolingo scores here https://englishtest.duolingo.com/institutions What is the required score? The minimum score required by most institutes is between 105 – 114. Other updates about the English language proficiency test during COVID – 19: 1. IELTS- They are launching an online tool to provide a test experience with genuine content. As a result, students can get a real test practice to prepare well for the real tests when the centers open. Meanwhile, keep checking: https://www.ielts.org/news/2020/an-update-from-ielts   2. TOEFL IBT – At this instant, the special home edition test is also available for students that are affected by COVID-19. Furthermore, the test will be conducted and monitored using live examiners and artificial intelligence technology.   3. Besides this, students can wait for the situation to improve and the tests to open. Presently, many colleges across Canada are extending their deadlines for fall and winter intake.   Most importantly, we recommend students to regularly check college websites for new updates about upcoming intake admissions. In addition, if you are looking for any professional help related to admissions in Canada,please feel free to talk to us. In any.....