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COVID-19 Updates

Information for Residents of Canada

CCI-LEX plans to bring most ESL classes back to in-person learning for Fall 2021.  Pending the local health situation, we may move all classes online at our discretion.

We are doing our best to offer as many options as possible, so students may choose what is best for their learning.  Therefore, some classes will continue to be offered online, and we have ongoing training and support to help students join online classes.

New students may visit CCI-LEX or contact the school for information about our classes and for registration.  Due to small class sizes, some classes may already have waiting lists.

We continue to take necessary precautions and follow guidance from the province and health authorities.  We continue to implement safety measures throughout the school, including:

  • mask-wearing is mandatory; extra masks available on-site
  • sanitizer stations in classrooms and entrances
  • air filters/purifiers in all classrooms
  • limited student numbers (8-12 students pending room size)
  • reduced number of people at the school at any one time
  • individual desks/tables for students with ~1m physical distancing
  • enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, cleaning supplies in all classrooms
  • mask-wearing is mandatory; extra masks available on-site
  • all staff and students encouraged to conduct daily health checks
  • those with COVID-19 symptoms must stay home and isolate according to Alberta Health guidelines
  • regular reminders and education for both students and staff

Over the past year, all staff, students, and teachers at CCI-LEX have done a great job following our safety guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible.  We thank everyone for their continued cooperation.  We are doing our best to stay diligent and will revise or add protocols as needed.

Although things are not 100% ‘back-to-normal’, we are 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 host safe activities when possible.  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, wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and wash your wands regularly.  CCI-LEX is here if you need any help or supports.

Updated August 12, 2021.

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Information for International Students

COVID-19: Updates for International Students 

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

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 that these rules are changing regularly.  There are penalties and fines if international travelers do not comply with Canada’s quarantine regulations or falsify their COVID-19 testing or vaccination documents.

International students can travel to Canada with a valid study permit, regardless of their vaccine status.  If they do not meet the fully vaccinated travellers exemption (see below), they must complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine and testing upon arrival.

Unvaccinated Visitors (tourists, those with ETAs) or visitors with vaccines not recognized by Canada (see below), are not eligible to enter Canada at this time.

Starting September 7, 2021 (tentative) fully vaccinated travellers, including visitors/tourists (those with ETAs), will be able to enter Canada and will not have to complete a 14-day quarantine (negative COVID test results still required).  However, only a few vaccines are currently recognized by Canada (see link below).  Travellers must have received a full series of vaccines and must have received their last dose at least 14 days prior to arrival.  Fully vaccinated travellers must still comply with specific COVID-19 testing requirements, use the ArriveCAN app, and have a quarantine plan prepared in case of emergency or problems at the border.

Please visit the Government of Canada website for the most up-to-date information, including accepted vaccines:

Travellers to Canada

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.  Remember, a quarantine plan is required, even if you are a fully vaccinated traveler.   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 who do not meet Canada’s vaccine requirements 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 August 16, 2021.

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