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News and Events

As Canada’s language education sector representative, we strive to keep all members and stakeholders up-to-date on the latest sector news and events.

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Government of Canada to end mandatory hotel quarantine requirement for authorized, fully vaccinated international travellers

Persons who are currently authorized to enter Canada, including international students (study permit holders), AND are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will no longer be required to quarantine at a government-designated hotel upon arrival, starting in early July.

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.

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