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International students are liberated to enter Canada

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Canada has announced some liberations for international students to step into the country to start with education. In the testing times of COVID-19, many haven’t got to execute things as planned, especially international students were having their education getting postponed for almost 2 years now. Now, the ray of their hope has become bright. Canada is calling international students to get in if they meet the eligibility and the requirements to avail of permits and exemptions.

There are Designated Learning institutions that are able to reopen the gates for international students. These institutions will be having a Covid-19 readiness plan which will be approved by the respective provincial or territorial government. If at all a student studies in one of the approved DLIs, then he or she can get into the country. On the other hand, if yours is not a designated learning institution with a readiness plan approved by the government, then you cannot move to cannot and study at this time. You have to wait further.

  • The main criterion for travellers to be fulfilled is vaccination.
  • They must ensure they are vaccinated fully 14 days before entering Canada.
  • You should substantiate the digital proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN.
  • You should have taken the vaccines that are accepted by Canada


What is the accepted set of vaccines?

The vaccines accepted in Canada are,

  • Pfizer (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, AZD1222, Covishield)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – Single Dose


List of vaccines that are not currently accepted in Canada

  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
  • Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV)
  • Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac)
  • Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV, Sinopharm-Wuhan)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
  • Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona)
  • Others

Currently, these vaccines are not accepted in Canada, but this list might be updated in the future. So, if you have already taken the accepted vaccine, it is good enough, otherwise, not to worry, be patient, you will be called. And if you are yet to take the vaccine, do take the shot of the accepted vaccine if you are on the verge of travelling to Canada.

Upload the proof of vaccine in ArriveCAN and make sure the digital copy is in English or French and not in any other language.

These exemptions for travellers will come into effect from July 05, 2021. Until then there are no exemptions for any travellers regardless of their vaccination status. They must follow quarantining and testing requirements of Canada.

For more information, get in touch with CanApprove. We are 23-year-old immigration and overseas education firm with a group of qualified consultants. Connect with our expert and get assistance.  

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