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2020 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada Tells Story of Covid-19 Impact and Sector’s Resilience

The 2020 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, released today by Languages Canada, captures the reality of the impact of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian language programs.

Canada Starts Welcoming Back Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travellers

On Friday, the Government of Canada reconfirmed that, as of September 7, 2021, Canada's borders will reopen to fully vaccinated foreign nationals who meet entry requirements. This means that international language students, including those coming to Canada on eTAs and TRVs, may now enter the country without the requirement to quarantine for 14 days.

Updated COVID-19 Travel Toolkit and other resources from PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed several resources to help travellers better understand border restriction changes and what they need to know before, during, and after their entry to Canada.

Confirmation of Entry to Canada Without Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Students as of September 7, 2021

Languages Canada is pleased to confirm that as of September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals, including language students, may enter Canada.

Language Education: Enabling $6.7 Billion in Exports, 75,000 Jobs, And Much More

In her recent report, Estimating the Comprehensive Economic Impact of International Students in Language Education Programs in Canada, respected Canadian economist Dr. Roslyn Kunin demonstrates that Canada’s language education sector enables 30% of the $22 billion in annual exports contributed to Canada by international education.

New IDP Connect Survey Shows Canada Remains International Students’ Preferred Destination

The view ahead for Canada’s language programs just got brighter thanks to survey data released by IDP Connect!

Fully vaccinated international students are exempt from Canada’s quarantine requirement

This development greatly reduces cost and complication of entry into Canada for a growing segment of the international student population.

COVID-19 Travel Tool Kit

The Public Health Agency of Canada has published a Travel Tool Kit which contains more detailed guidance for travellers entering Canada who are: unvaccinated or partially vaccinated; fully vaccinated (rules effective as of July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET).

New border measures come into effect July 5, 2021

Today the Government of Canada announced that new border measures (previously announced on June 9) will come into effect July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Canada is ready to welcome over 300,000 international students by September 2021

Come learn English or French, in person, in Canada: we are open and you are welcome!

LC Members Receive Hundreds of Thousands in Marketing Activity Subsidies and Direct Support

One in four LC members participated in marketing activities made possible by funding received through the CanExport - Associations program over the past year.

The need for a plan

The article published last week by Alex Usher, Fall 2021: Stop Fooling Around, challenges Canadian governments and educators to adapt, once again, to a continually evolving context. This time, the adaptation is not to the onset of a pandemic, but to emergence from it.

International students can receive COVID-19 vaccines while in Canada

Languages Canada began conversations late last year with federal and provincial governments to request that international students be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine while undertaking studies in Canada, regardless of their province of residence.

Two Brazilian students awarded 4-week scholarships at Languages Canada member schools

Languages Canada is thrilled that two Brazilian students have each been awarded a 4-week scholarship for an online English or French course at LC member schools ILSC and BLI, as part of a cultural contest organized by the Canadian Consulate General in São Paulo to celebrate 80 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Brazil.

International students remain welcome in Ontario; new measure makes entry easier; vaccines accessible to students

News reports late last week that the Canadian government had received a request from Ontario Premier Doug Ford to close borders and deny entry to international students caused concern for the language education sector and students enrolled at Languages Canada member programs. It is now clear that this measure will not be pursued.

Languages Canada 2021 Annual Conference Highlights

Languages Canada’s 14th Annual Conference took place on April 21, 2021, with over 150 delegates, partners and sponsors attending virtually from across Canada.

Improved Study Safe Corridor - TRAVEL SAFE registration platform

The Languages Canada Study Safe Corridor – TRAVEL SAFE registration platform has been revamped and offers a more streamlined, user-friendly experience for international students booking their Canadian safe arrival and quarantine package.

Languages Canada’s first-ever virtual fair a resounding success!

Languages Canada hosted its very first virtual fair last month, creating valuable opportunities for 20 of its member schools to connect online with prospective students from three key source markets: Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Opening the border to international students represents a lifeline for Languages Canada members

Following the federal government’s announcement that international students will soon be able to travel to Canada, Gonzalo Peralta, Languages Canada’s Executive Director was quoted in The Globe and Mail’s October 5, 2020 article, saying the opening to new students represents a lifeline for the association’s members.

Canada’s language education sector dips in 2019, Languages Canada urges government action

Languages Canada and BONARD revealed the results of the latest Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, which details the country’s performance in the year before the COVID-19 outbreak.