The core priority of QCT College is the health and safety of our students. As a recognized private career college, we are obligated to follow the regulations and recommendations of various authorities. This includes the Government of Canada, the Provincial Government, and the public health authorities. As of March 2020, the Government of Canada has put in place an emergency order regarding the Quarantine Act. This applies to all the travelers arriving in Canada. The main purpose of this Quarantine Act is to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic within Canada. Any organization or individual who fails to comply with this order is liable for an offense under this Quarantine Act.
At the port of entry to Canada, you will be required to explain to the Canadian Border Services Agency officers, the main purpose of the trip and its importance at this time. Besides this, you will also need to show your two weeks quarantine plan. A solid plan will help you reach your destination of self-isolation with no stops without any issues. At this location, you can safely self-isolate, which is in accordance with the Public Health guidelines. This plan will clearly outline how you will get access to the basic essentials such as food and other necessities required during quarantine. Failure to meet these guidelines and requirements may result in denied entry to Canada; or having to carry out quarantine in a government-approved facility.
Currently, only the international students whose study permits were approved on or before March 18, 2020, have been approved to travel to Canada. No other international students are being allowed to travel to Canada at this time. In addition, the IRCC states that travelers who enter Canada should be traveling for any essential (non-discretionary) purpose.
This information has been prepared, to assist both new and returning international students who are currently outside of Canada. The main goal of this plan is to ensure that they can travel back to Canada safely, and return to their studies. As of March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada has made it a mandatory rule that anyone, entering Canada needs to self-quarantine under the Quarantine Act Regulatory protocols.
Any student coming from Out of Canada must self-isolate. They must monitor themselves for symptoms of Covid-19 for 14 days upon their arrival and register their self-isolation plan.