The outbreak of COVID-19 has probably complicated things for each division. In the context of education and enrollments, it’s created plenty of questions that governments, colleges, and universities are working together to answer.
With the concern for students regarding taking their studies abroad, here’s what they wish to grasp at once about studying in Canada as a global student in the age of the corona-virus.
There are currently restrictions on travel to Canada. But with the approval for a valid study permit on or before March 18, 2020, students are exempt from the restrictions.
One with the visa approved on or after March 19, 2020, or haven’t got one yet, will not be able to travel to Canada.
As declared by the Nepal Government, NOC letter distribution has been halted for all the countries to the new applicants because of COVID-19 until further notice.
Post-graduation work permits
The government of Canada has updated the principles for international students who are forced to review online due to COVID-19 and need to remain in Canada after graduating. Now, learning online will count toward students’ permit.
A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) allows students to remain in Canada to work after their studies conclude. In terms of students unable to physically travel to Canada to study, they can still count time spent learning online towards their permit.
Students are required to prove English language competency via a test like IELTS or TOEFL. IELTS Canada is another time running tests across the country for which JD Group provides coaching for the test and help students get achievable scores.
Financial support for international students
International scholars who are already working in Canada are eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, but otherwise, no specific measures have been put in place to support international students, who pay higher tuition fees than domestic students.
Many questions remain however, JD Group Nepal is on the verge to let students realize moving into the most effective Canadian universities amid COVID-19. The online webinar is being conducted for Admissions in universities based in Canada on 24th Aug online through Google meet on at 4:30 pm for college kids who are trying to find options in Canada for study.
Enlightening points and reasons will be emphasized in the webinar on why one should choose Canada as a study destination. The webinar is facilitated with the subsequent ideas for the registered students
- Interact over video chat with international representatives & faculty from Canadian Universities.
- Discuss programs, eligibility, scholarships, and post-study work opportunities
- 2020 intakes
- Know about the online face to face transition learning options available for college kids
- Application fee waivers
- Information on types of Canada student Visas.
- Comparative costs between the selection of Universities
- Queries for course selection and placements opportunities
This is a challenging time to be an international student studying in Canada. English testing, study permits, quarantine — all this and more conspires to form 2020 a difficult year to study internationally. Still, with the new programs in place from the national, including PGWP expansion and work permit exemptions, Canada remains a good place to study, live, and work.