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COVID-19 Updates

Information for Residents of Canada

CCI-LEX continues to offer a variety of class formats in our ESL Programs. We are doing our best to offer as many options as possible to students, so that they may choose the best option for their learning.  This includes classes that are fully in-person, fully online, or blended – a few days at CCI-LEX and a few days online.

*All classes are currently online due to government restrictions and the high number of COVID cases in Edmonton, and Alberta.  This is a temporary measure, and we hope to return to blended and in-person classes for summer.  However, this is not a guarantee.  We will make decisions that follow all health and government guidelines, takes into consideration the current situation and case numbers in Edmonton, and is in the best interest of CCI-LEX, our staff and students.  Health and safety of all is our number one priority.

New students may contact the school by phone or email for information about our classes and for registration.  Due to small class sizes for in-person and blended programs, some classes do have waiting lists.

When classes are in-person, we have implemented safety measures throughout the school, including:

  • limited class sizes (maximum 6-7 students/class); maximum capacity posted in classrooms and common areas
  • physical distancing maintained in classrooms
  • Masks must be worn by students in the classroom at all times, unless eating or drinking. (This may be revisited if case numbers in Edmonton and Alberta decline.)
  • blended classes to reduce number of students at CCI-LEX each day and time slot
  • staggered break times
  • increased cleaning and sanitizing, with additional attention to high touch items and areas
  • sanitizer stations in every classroom and school entrances

All staff, students, and teachers at CCI-LEX have been doing a great job following our safety guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible.  We continue to take all necessary precautions and follow guidance from the province and health authorities.

With higher case numbers in Edmonton and Alberta, we are doing our best to stay diligent and will revise or add protocols as needed.  We continue to provide regular reminders and education to both students and staff.  We thank everyone for their continued cooperation.

Ongoing support and training for online learning is offered to both students and teachers, as we anticipate online classes will continue well into the new year.  Although things are not ‘normal’, we are also doing our best to keep our amazing, welcoming, and fun CCI-LEX environment.  We still have regular student recognition and contests, encourage cultural exchange in the classroom, and safe activities when possible.  For example, we had both real and virtual/online pumpkin carving contests for Halloween!  Join our CCI-LEX Facebook page to keep up with all our activities.

As always, we encourage you to do your part- stay home when you’re sick, practice physical distancing, and wash your wands regularly.  CCI-LEX is here if you need any help or supports.

Updated May 21, 2021.


Information for International Students

COVID-19: Updates for International Students 

CCI-LEX is now taking registrations and issuing letters of acceptance for international students.  

All designated learning institutions (DLIs) are required to submit a COVID-19 Readiness Plan for International Students to government.  To travel to Canada, international students must be accepted to a DLI on this list.  CCI-LEX is on this new list.

Find the List of DLIs Open to International Students

Travel to Canada

Travel to Canada is still difficult.  It is very important to understand the rules and expectations about coming to Canada and 14-day quarantine and isolation, including the 3-day stay upon arrival at a government-approved hotel.  There are penalties and fines if international travelers do not comply with Canada’s quarantine regulations.

You can find up-to-date information on the Government of Canada website:

Travellers to Canada

Mandatory quarantine

ArriveCAN app (mandatory phone app)

You should also check visa processing times for your country, as many places have long waits, and you need to consider this when planning travel and start dates for study.  Visit the Government of Canada website to check processing times.

Check processing times

Quarantine Package and Support 

If you proceed with a study permit application with CCI-LEX, we will support you and provide information and templates for your quarantine plan.  As part of the application process, you must submit your quarantine plan to CCI-LEX for review before you travel.  You will need to provide us details on your travel itinerary, airport transfer, quarantine location, health insurance, and other details as a part of this.

We strongly encourage international students to buy a complete quarantine package from Study Safe Corridor – Travel Safe

The Study Safe Corridor – Travel Safe is a comprehensive safe arrival and quarantine solution that is a recognized plan by the Canadian government and will improve acceptance into Canada.    The package includes a hotel and all meals for 14-days, health insurance, airport transfer and more.  (Your study permit must be approved before you can purchase this package.)

Updated May 21, 2021.