The response of Canadian universities over the global coronavirus disease continues to evolve daily. Many international students who are already in Canada and who want to go to Canada are waiting for the upcoming semester. Students are anxious about their safety. They have many questions in their mind. So, here are the answers to these questions for study in Canada during Covid 19.
Q: Is there any change to student employment conditions during COVID 19? Can I work if I have a valid study permit?
A: The working conditions for the students are the same as before the COVID 19. There is no change to the student employment condition. Online study does not affect study permit conditions.
Q: Will my Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility be affected during online courses?
A: The PGWP eligibility of students will not be affected if they are in Canada and taking online courses. And if the students are outside Canada, then also they will be eligible for PGWP if:
- 1. They have a valid study permit application that has been approved
2. They are in a PGWP program
Q: My study Visa is about to expire, what should I do?
A: Students can submit their applications online and IRCC also recommends doing so because paper applications may take time. If you submit your application before your study permit expires, it is called maintained status that means you will be allowed to work until a decision is made.
Q: Will I be able to return to Canada, if I go home to attend online classes?
A: Of course, students who have a valid study permit can go home and return to Canada after the classes have been finished. After returning, students will be required to complete mandatory 14-day quarantine as directed by the Government of Canada for the health and safety measures.
Q: How much delay will the Visa application be?
A: If you have applied for any application and that is in progress, then you have to check the status of your application online and all the personal information should be up-to-date.
Q: Is there a need to have a COVID test before travelling?
A: Of course, after 6th January 2021, the Government of Canada made it mandatory for all international travellers to show proof of a negative report of COVID 19.
Q: Can I start my studies online from abroad if I have no study permit?
A: You must have a study permit application or approval in Principle if you want to study in Canada. The Canadian Government did not allow students without a study permit to study in Canada
Q: If my semester is suspended, can I work full-time?
A: You will be allowed to work for the same hours as you would normally do while attending the classes because suspended semesters are not considered as a scheduled break.
For more information, you can go with the overseas education consultants as they will help you in providing all the procedures and information as per your requirements.