DLIs With Approved COVID-19 Readiness Plans For Int'l Students to Enter Canada

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Jul 27, 2021 12:06 PM

International students can now enter Canada only if they have been accepted to a designated learning institution (DLI) with an approved Covid-19 readiness plan. Check out the list of DLIs in the 12 Canadian provinces and territories of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Terriroties, Yukon, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

Latest Update: Starting August 9, international students entering Canada will have to show their quarantine plan at border.

As on July 24, 2021, a total of 1,579 DLIs in Canada have had their COVID-19 readiness plans approved.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which is Canada’s immigration agency, has released a list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in various Canadian provinces including Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Terriroties, Yukon, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

On October 8, 2020, the IRCC advised both returning and prospective international students to make travel arrangements only after they have got all authorisations and met all requirements under the new rules.  

This article would give a detailed knowledge of what a DLI is, measures taken by the Canadian government to ensure the safety of international students and the list of DLIs in the ten provinces or territories of Canada.

What is a DLI?

A DLI is an institution or education provider that has been identified as having a COVID-19 readiness plan in place by their territorial or provincial government. As of yer, the government of Canada has issued a list of 1,579 DLIs across all the Canadian provinces except Nunavut. 

Each of these institutions has been carefully put on the list only after their plan has been approved.

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Study in Canada Amid Covid-19 in 2021-22

Wondering why one should study in Canada when most countries continue to keep their borders closed to international students? Given below are the measures taken by the government to make sure that foreign students enter Canada safely:

  • The Canadian government has made it mandatory for students to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

  • An app has been introduced - ArriveCan, through which the government has been keeping track of all travellers. After arrival, students must, therefore, provide all required details including contact information and self-assessments during quarantine via the app.

  • Travellers must pass a pre-boarding health check conducted by the respective airlines. 

  • Students entering Canada must prove their eligibility for health care coverage in Canada. In case they are not covered, they must avail private insurance (including Covid-19 coverage) before arriving in Canada.

  • Anyone who breaks quarantine rules may have to pay a fine of up to CAD 750,000 or be sentenced to six months in jail.

List of DLIs With Approved COVID-19 Readiness Plans For International Students

Here are the designated learning institutions with approved Covid-19 readiness plans for international students in the nine major territories and provinces in Canada:

DLIs in Alberta

Name of the DLI

Location

ABM College of Business and Technology Calgary

Alberta University of the Arts

Calgary

Alberta Business and Health Institute Red Deer

Canadian Imperial College

Edmonton

Burman University

Lacombe

Ambrose University

Calgary

Alpha College of Business and Technology Scarborough

CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care

Alberta

Canford Institute of Technology

Edmonton

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College

Cochrane

Columbia College

Calgary

Centennial Flight Centre, Inc.

Villeneuve Airport

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge

Concordia University of Edmonton

Edmonton

Lakeland College

Lloydminster and Vermilion

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Calgary

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Edmonton, St. Albert

Canadian Imperial College Edmonton

St. Stephen’s College (U of Alberta Campus)

Edmonton

St. Mary’s University

Calgary

University of Alberta

Edmonton

MacEwan University Edmonton

The King’s University

Edmonton

University of Lethbridge

Lethbridge

University of Calgary

Calgary

Note: This list is not exhaustive.

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DLIs in British Columbia    

Name

Location

Fraser International College

Burnaby

New York Institute of Technology Vancouver

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Burnaby

Acsenda School of Management

Vancouver

Columbia College

Vancouver

Douglas College

New Westminster

University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Mission

Greystone College of Business and Technology

Vancouver

Gastown Business College

Vancouver

Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Vancouver Island University Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Powell River

Northeastern University

Vancouver

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby

University of British Columbia

Vancouver

Trinity Western University

Langley Township

University of Victoria

Victoria

University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George

Acadia College Langley
Capilano University North Vancouver, Sechelt
Royal Roads University Victoria
City University of Seattle Lanford, Vancouver

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford

Note: This list is not exhaustive.

DLIs in Manitoba 

Name

Location

Assiniboine Community College

Brandon

Heartland International English School

Winnipeg

Brandon University

Brandon

Booth University College

Winnipeg

International College of Manitoba

Winnipeg

Harv’s Air Service

Winnipeg

Canadian Mennonite University

Winnipeg

Herzing College

Winnipeg

Red River College

Winnipeg

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Winnipeg

Providence University College and Theological Seminary

Otterburne

Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Winnipeg

Robertson College

Winnipeg

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg

Université de Saint-Boniface

Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg

DLIs in New Brunswick

Name

Location

New Brunswick Bible Institute

Victoria Corner

Chaleur College

Bathurst

Moncton Flight College

Dieppe

Crandall University

Moncton

Eastern College

Fredericton

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB)

Bathurst

Kingswood University

Sussex

ABC College

Fredericton

Mount Allison University

Sackville

St. Stephen’s University

St. Stephen

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

Fredericton

Northeast Christian College

Fredericton

University of New Brunswick

Fredericton

St. Thomas University

Fredericton

Université de Moncton

Moncton

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DLIs in Nova Scotia

Name

Location

Acadia University

Wolfville

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's

College of the North Atlantic

Newfoundland and Labrador

Western Regional School of Nursing

Corner Brook

Academy of Learning Career College

Halifax

Apex Language and Career College

Halifax

Acadia University: English Language Centre

Wolfville

Cape Breton University

Sydney

Atlantic School of Theology

Halifax Regional Municipality

Canadian Language Learning College – CLLC 

Halifax

Dalhousie University ESL Programs

Halifax

Dalhousie University

Halifax Regional Municipality

Eurocentres Language and Educational Centres Atlantic Canada

Lunenburg

East Coast Language College

Halifax

Eastern College

Halifax

International Language Institute

Halifax

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)

Halifax

ICEAP Nova Scotia Inc

Glace Bay

Halifax Language Institute of Canada

Halifax

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax

Nova Scotia Community College

Halifax

Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education

Halifax

The Language Centre at Saint Mary’s University

Halifax

Saint Mary’s University

Halifax

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish

University of King’s College

Halifax

Université Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église

DLIs in Ontario

Name

Location

BITTS International Career College Mississauga
Victoria College in Victoria University (University of Toronto) Toronto

Centennial College

Toronto

Humber College

Toronto

Brock University Hamilton
Canadian Business College Toronto

Georgian College

Barrie

University of Trinity College Toronto

L’Université de Hearst

Hearst

Huron University College

London

George Brown College

Toronto

ILAC International College

Toronto

King’s University College

London

Queen’s University

Kingston

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay

McMaster University

Hamilton

Tamwood International College

Toronto

Ryerson University

Toronto

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech University)

Oshawa

Trent University

Peterborough

University of Guelph

Guelph

University of Toronto

Toronto

University of Ottawa

Ottawa

University of Western Ontario

London

University of Waterloo

Waterloo

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Toronto, Brantford, Kitchener

University of Windsor

Windsor

Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie

York University

Toronto

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DLIs in Prince Edward Island

Name

Location

Collège de l’Île

Wellington

Moonlight International Academy

Little Sands

Holland College

Charlottetown

University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

Study Abroad Canada Language Institute

Charlottetown

DLIs in Quebec

Name

Location

Bishop’s University Sherbrooke

Université de Montréal

Montréal 

McGill University

Montréal 

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Montréal 

Concordia University

Montréal

Collège technique de Montréal inc

Montréal

Cégep Montmorency

Laval

Collège Dawson

Westmount

Collège Centennale

Montréal

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Montréal

Collège Héritage

Gatineau

Collège Notre-Dame

Montréal

Collégial international Sainte-Anne

Montréal

École Montessori International Blainville inc

Blainville

École de management INSA

Montréal

Université du Québec

Quebec City

DLIs in Saskatchewan  

Name

Location

University of Regina including Luther College and Campion College First Nations University of Canada

Regina

Cumberland College

Melfort

Parkland Regional College

Canora

Great Plains College

Swift Current

North West College

North Battleford

Southeast College

Whitewood

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatoon

University of Saskatchewan including St Thomas More College

Saskatoon

Briercrest College and Seminary

Caronport

DLIs in Newfoundland and Labrador

Name Location
Academy Canada Corner Brook
College of the North Atlantic Baie Verte
Keyin College (Advanced Educational Systems Inc.) St. John's
Keyin College Western Campus Stephenville
Memorial University of Newfoundland Corner Brook
Queen’s College St. John's
Western Regional School of Nursing Corner Brook

DLIs in Northwest Territories

Name Location
Aurora College Fort Smith
Aurora College Inuvik
Aurora College Yellowknife

DLIs in Yukon

Name Location
Yukon University Whitehorse, Carcross, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Teslin, Watson Lake,

Please note that lists here are subject to change due to the addition of more DLIs from time to time.

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