Updates from MITT regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Originally posted: March 14, 2020

UPDATE: July 22, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Updates on border measures

As of August 9, 2021, new measures will be put in place for travellers to Canada, including international students.

Details of the announcement by the Public Health Agency of Canada can be found on this federal website:

What will change on August 9, 2021:

  • Eliminating the 3-night government-authorized hotel stay requirement for all air travellers arriving after 12:01 a.m. EDT on August 9, 2021. Until that time, non-vaccinated travellers flying to Canada must complete their 3-night hotel stay while they wait for their on-arrival test results.
  • Implementing a surveillance randomized testing regime for fully vaccinated travellers who qualify for entry to Canada at select airports and land border crossings across Canada. Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be subject to mandatory on-arrival and day 8 testing.
  • Allowing individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, but who continue to test positive, to present a positive COVID-19 molecular test result on a specimen taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada as part of the pre-entry test requirements.

International flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at the five additional Canadian airports: Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton (in addition to the four main airports)

The suspension of flights from India has been extended to August 21, 2021

  • Refer to this webpage for details: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/india#flights
  • Attention: MITT students in India
    • If you think you will not be able to arrive in Canada in time to attend your classes in person on Sep. 8, 2021 or Sep. 10, 2021: Contact your instructor AND MITT Immigration Services (visainfo@mitt.ca) as soon as possible. Note that you are required to have a 14-day quarantine plan whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

UPDATE: July 19, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Updates on quarantine, vaccinations and immunization in Manitoba

Quarantining in Manitoba:

  • Students that are fully vaccinated (received two doses of a Canadian approved vaccine plus 14 days have passed) do not have to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in Manitoba

Vaccination/Immunization:

  • If the vaccines students have received in their home country are not approved in Canada, students who have been vaccinated in their home country should contact a local public health office upon their arrival in Manitoba to speak with a healthcare professional. For a list of public health offices, visit: www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/offices
  • Students who have received their first dose in their home country are eligible to receive a second dose in Manitoba. Upon arrival, students should contact a local public health office to have their first dose recorded. Healthcare professionals will advise them as to their vaccination schedule in Manitoba. Documentation would be proof of vaccination from their public health office or equivalent in their home country
  • Government of Manitoba will administer the vaccine to non-Manitoba residents who have been isolating in Manitoba for at least 14 days, and who will remain in Manitoba for a further 16 days minimum, resulting in a total stay of no less than 30 days. Non-residents must meet the minimum age requirement for each vaccine as listed in the eligibility criteria found here: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html. Temporary residents, must provide proof of date of entry to Manitoba, as well as documentation to support the reason and anticipated length of their stay (e.g., student visa, work visa, immigration documents)

UPDATE: June 23, 2021, 9 a.m.
Exemptions for fully vaccinated students travelling to Canada who meet specific condition

Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel. Details of the announcement can be found here: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

Students may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if they:

Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from:

  • quarantine
  • hotel stopover (for air travellers)
  • day-8 testing requirement

Determine if you’re fully vaccinated

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must:

  • be eligible to enter Canada
  • have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
  • have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • Accepted vaccines:
    • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
    • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
    • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine
    • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine - single dose

Entry requirements for the fully vaccinated exemption

Pre-entry testing for travellers

  1. Quarantine plan
    • You must have a suitable quarantine plan where you can stay for at least 14 days. This is required even if you are seeking the fully vaccinated exemption. Final determination is made by a government representative at the border based on the information presented at the time of entry into Canada.
  2. Arrival testing
    • Register in advance for your test to save time at the border. Follow the instructions provided to you upon entry to Canada to complete your arrival (day 1) test. Airports and some land borders have on-site testing or sample observation services where you can complete your test before continuing on to your destination. If you receive a home test kit instead, complete it on the day you arrive and send it to the lab following the instructions provided.
  3. Proof of vaccination
    • You must use ArriveCAN to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information.

COVID-19 testing for students travelling to Canada

Review the details at this website: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada#exempt-arrival-test

  1. Taking your arrival test
    • When you enter Canada, you'll be instructed to either take an arrival test at the border, or receive a home test kit. You may also get a kit to use on Day-8 of your mandatory quarantine.
    • Airport arrival testing: You must take a test before leaving the airport. At that time, you may get a home test kit to use for your test on Day-8 of your mandatory quarantine. Following the arrival test, you will need to go directly to your reserved hotel to await test results.
    • Land border arrival testing: Some border crossings offer on-site testing stations. If your border crossing doesn't offer on-site testing, you’ll need to follow the instructions in your home test kit to complete the test at your place of quarantine.
  2. Arrival test results
    • Airport testing: If you receive a negative result on your arrival test, you may check out of the hotel and go directly to your quarantine location to complete the remainder of your quarantine. You must have a suitable plan for your quarantine. You are still required to complete a test on Day-8 of your quarantine.
    • If you didn't get the results from your test after 72 hours, stay in your room and contact your test provider. Negative results for your arrival test
  3. Who doesn’t need an arrival test

UPDATE: May 28, 2021, 4 p.m.
Self-Isolation/Quarantine Exemptions in Manitoba

The Province of Manitoba updated the self-isolation/quarantine exceptions. International travellers who have completed a period of isolation elsewhere in Canada and travel directly to Manitoba immediately after their isolation period ends.

Please refer to the provincial website for details: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html#travel-self-isolation

As per the Province of Manitoba, a student does not have to isolate upon arrival in Manitoba if they have isolated in another province in Canada, as long as they travel to Manitoba immediately after completing the 14-day quarantine in another province. If a student has stayed in another province for a few days after completing the quarantine, they would have to quarantine another 14 days upon arriving in Manitoba.

UPDATE: May 27, 2021, 10 a.m.
International students: study permit for Fall 2021 and travel restrictions update

Fall 2021 intake students:

  • As per IRCC, if you submitted IRCC your complete study permit application (including your biometrics and immigration medical exam) by May 15, 2021, you should get a decision by August 6, 2021. Check the study permit documentation submission deadline on your MITT Letter of Acceptance and contact MITT Admissions if you think you cannot receive your permit by the date.

Flights from India and Pakistan:

  • The Government of Canada has extended the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India and Pakistan until June 21, 2021 at 23:59 EDT. Read the news release for more details.

UPDATE: May 11, 2021, 10 a.m.
Update on program delivery/campus status effective May 12, 2021

As secondary learners transition to remote, we will continue to provide skills labs (targeted in-class learning) to select post-secondary programs, with increased PPE and social distancing measures in continued full compliance with existing orders unless or until the Province amends its directive for post-secondary education.

There will be no public access to our campuses.

In addition to instructional staff, essential support staff will continue to work on campus.

UPDATE: April 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
COVID-19 test requirement changed for students arriving in Canada on or after April 23, 2021

Effective April 23, 2021, the Day-10 test has changed to Day-8 for travellers entering Canada. If you arrived in Canada before April 23, you must still take your test on Day 10 of your quarantine.

For details, visit: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/isolation?topic=Travel&travel=Quarantine+and+isolation+for+travellers

UPDATE: April 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Flights from India and Pakistan are banned until May 22, 2021

As of April 22, 2021, at 11:30 p.m. (EDT), the Government of Canada will suspend flights from Pakistan for a period of 30 days. During that period, students who travel to Canada from India or Pakistan via an indirect route will need to obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third country before continuing their journey to Canada. Visit the government website https://travel.gc.ca/destinations to obtain the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions regarding your travel to Canada, contact MITT Immigration Services at visainfo@mitt.ca.

UPDATE: February 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Students arriving to Canada by air: A 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel near the Port of Entry airports is mandatory

As of February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving to Canada by air, with some exceptions, will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period. All travellers arriving in Canada by air, as of February 22, 2021, with some exceptions, will be required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel.

Before traveling to Canada, students should book a 3-day stay at one of the approved hotels at their Port of Entry airports (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, or Montreal). Hotel stopover bookings are managed by American Express Global Business Travel and available by phone only. Students are required to book their mandatory 3-night hotel stopover by calling the 1-800 phone numbers indicated at this website: COVID-19 mandatory hotel stopover: Booking and list of government-authorized hotels - Canada.ca.

After booking 3 nights at the approved port of entry hotels, students should book another quarantine accommodation in Manitoba for 11 days to complete the remaining days of their quarantine. Please refer to mitt.ca/quarantine-resources to book a safe quarantine hotel or homestay in Winnipeg acknowledged by the Province.

If you enter Canada by land, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival. As of February 22, 2021, travellers entering Canada at the land border will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival as well as toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.

Details of the federal government announcement are available at this link: www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-expands-restrictions-to-international-travel-by-land-and-air.html.

If you have any questions about travel or quarantine, contact MITT Pre-Arrival Help Line/Immigration Services Advisor. Call 204-989-7342 or email visainfo@mitt.ca.

UPDATE: February 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
New testing and quarantine requirements for travelers to Canada

Following the announcements by the Government of Canada, all flights to and from Mexico and Caribbean countries have been suspended until April 30, 2021. As of February 3, 2021, all international flights will land into four Canadian airports: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.

Based on recent conversations with officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) we understand that international students would be tested at the point of entry (Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver).

Please note that the new measures and details of the government-approved hotels will be announced in the coming days. The Government of Canada intends to outline a set of requirements that hotels will need to meet in order to be eligible to receive international travelers.

Details of the announcement can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2021/01/government-of-canada-introduces-further-restrictions-on-international-travel.html

For the latest travel restrictions and policies affecting international students, be sure to check the IRCC webpage regularly: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact MITT Immigration Services Advisor at visainfo@mitt.ca or call 204-989-7342.

UPDATE: January 6, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results are required to travel to Canada by air. International travellers should be tested for COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in Manitoba.

When you travel to Canada by air:

  • Starting January 7, 2021, if you are flying to Canada from another country, you will be required to provide written or electronic documentation showing you received a negative result from a COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to your scheduled boarding. The COVID-19 test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Without a negative COVID-19 test, you will be denied boarding onto their flight. This implementation date provides all airlines, both foreign and domestic, adequate time to comply with the new requirements.
  • Please note that anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Please refer to the IRCC website for details: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/12/pre-departure-covid-19-testing-and-negative-results-to-be-required-for-all-air-travellers-coming-to-canada.html

When you arrive in Manitoba:

  • As of January 4, 2021, all international travellers should be tested for COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in Manitoba, regardless if you have symptoms and whether you are visiting the province or are returning from out of the country.
  • You should self-isolate immediately upon arrival back to the province. You should make an appointment with a provincial testing site or visit a drive-thru test site, and indicate at the time of testing that they have been out of the country and share the location of travel. You should also be tested again after seven days, even if still asymptomatic.
  • International students need to observe the full 14-day self-isolation period regardless of symptoms and test results. Re-testing is advised if an asymptomatic student develops symptoms at any point, unless you had already tested positive.
  • You and your family member can get tested prior to going to your quarantine location, or as soon upon arrival as you are able to get tested. While taxis are not the preferred mode of transportation, you may use a taxi if required to attend a testing centre.
  • If you and your family members are already here and are in quarantine, if it is feasible, you may leave their current quarantine location to go to a COVID-19 testing centre in Manitoba to be tested.
  • Regardless of whether you or your family members have a documented negative test at pre-departure, you are recommended to be tested on arrival and at the seven-day mark.
  • You can find COVID-19 testing centres in Manitoba at this link: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html
  • Please refer to the Manitoba government website for more information on provincial recommendations and current public health orders: Province of Manitoba | State of Emergency and Public Health Orders

If you have any questions, please contact MITT Immigration Services Advisor at visainfo@mitt.c.a or 204-989-7342.

 

UPDATE: November 20, 3:00 p.m.
Visa office openings in India. Use ArriveCan to enter Canada.

Some Visa Application Centres (VAC) in India would begin scheduling biometrics services from November 20, 2020. Students are encouraged to give their biometrics as soon as possible by contacting the nearest visa application centres (canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc/offices/find-visa-application-centre.html). Students are expected to attend classes on MITT campus as per the academic schedule and to meet their post-graduation work permit eligibility requirements. Students must complete their 14-day quarantine before coming to campus. Students should refer to their program's on-campus delivery schedule: mitt.ca/current-students/important-dates

Use ArriveCan to enter Canada by air

As of November 21, 2020, if you are flying to Canada as your final destination, you must use ArriveCAN to submit your travel and contact information, quarantine plan, and COVID-19 symptom self-assessments. You can register online (arrivecan.cbsa-asfc.cloud-nuage.canada.ca/privacy) or download ArriveCan application on your mobile device.

You must submit your information before boarding your flight to Canada and be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada. A border services officer will verify that you have submitted the information digitally. If you don't submit your information through ArriveCAN, you may:

face additional delays at the border for public health questioning or be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to $1,000 fines.

If you're travelling to Canada by land or sea, you're strongly encouraged to submit your travel information through ArriveCAN. This will speed up processing at the border and limit points of contact.

Details of the Canadian government regulations can be found at this link: www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html

 

UPDATE: November 4, 3:00 p.m.
Flu shots for international students, out-of-province visitors

International students and out-of-province visitors continue to be eligible to receive the flu vaccine free-of-charge regardless of third party insurance and/or MHSAL coverage.

Further information can be found here.

 

UPDATE: October 30, 8:20 p.m.
New public health guidelines, MITT campus status

Today’s announcement by the Province of Manitoba included serious statistics on COVID-19’s ability to spread rapidly in community and resulted in the need for greater restrictions in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba that will take effect on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Education was an exception to announced restrictions. As a result, MITT remain status quo at code orange or restricted. On Monday, students should continue to participate in their program as they have been during the last two months. Click here more information on MITT's COVID-19 campus plan.

 

UPDATE: October 21, 4:00 p.m.
MITT has been posted on the list of approved DLIs with a COVID-19 readiness plan

On October 21, 2020, MITT has been posted on the list of approved DLIs with a COVID-19 readiness plan. www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students/approved-dli.html

Current MITT students studying overseas or prospective students can travel to Canada with a valid study permit or Port of Entry Letter of Introduction (i.e., study permit approval letter). Before, only students with study permit approved before March 18, 2020 could enter Canada.

MITT students overseas should contact MITT Pre-arrival Help Line (204-989-7342 or visainfo@mitt.ca) before they travel AND after they arrive in Canada. Before you travel, make sure to review pre-arrival and quarantine information at this link: mitt.ca/quarantine-resources

 

UPDATE: October 16, 6:00 p.m.
Public Health Order Changes

Following today's announcement by the Province of Manitoba of increased restrictions for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, we wanted to provide clarity that these measures do not affect the K-12 school system nor the post-secondary system directly.
We also want to confirm that classes on Monday will continue status quo. Under COVID-19 legislation, schools are not public spaces and therefore not affected by increased measures to reduce the number of people allowed to gather in public spaces.

For more information on Manitoba Public Health's announcement, please click here.

 

UPDATE: October 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Update on travel restriction exemptions for international students: MITT international students should not make any travel plans until IRCC post the approved DLI list on the IRCC website.

As per IRCC, amended travel restrictions will take effect on October 20, 2020, allowing international students to enter Canada if their designated learning institution (DLI) has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place. The Province approved MITT's International Education Coordination Plan (i.e., COVID-19 readiness plan) on September 29, 2020.

Accordingly, MITT students can travel to Canada when MITT's name appears on the approved Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) list on the IRCC website. Before October 20, 2020, only students with study permit approved before March 18, 2020 can enter Canada.

However, MITT international students should not make any travel plans until we can confirm that IRCC posted MITT's name on the approved DLI list on the IRCC website. Before traveling to Canada, students must meet all requirements and have necessary pre-arrival documents and quarantine plan authorizations.

Students should contact MITT Pre-arrival Help Line at visainfo@mitt.ca or 204-989-7342 before they travel to Canada, and after they arrive.

Please refer to the IRCC website for detailed information:

 

UPDATE: September 25, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Today, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer announced that the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will be moved to the Orange/Restricted level under the Province’s Pandemic Response System effective Monday, September 28, 2020. New health orders will take effect, including:

  • Mandatory masks in all indoor public places in affected communities
  • Public gatherings restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors.

Please note that classrooms are not deemed public spaces.

MITT’s campus status remains at yellow and on-campus program delivery is status quo for Monday.

All students, staff, and guests are to continue following all guidelines for safe, on-campus learning.

 

UPDATE: September 10, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Fall 2020 Programs

  • International student orientation (online): August 19 to 22, 2020
  • Introduction to College and Work (online): August 24 to September 4, 2020
  • Domestic student orientation (online): September 9 and 10, 2020
  • Post-secondary program start date: September 11, 2020
  • Post-graduate program start date: September 3, 2020

On-campus delivery begins on the following dates:

Program On-campus delivery begins
Auto Mechanics (Evening section) Sept. 28, 2020
Business Administrative Assistant Jan. 6, 2021 Fully online with optional on-campus activities.
CAD Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Carpentry Sept. 11, 2020
Client Services Specialist On-campus November 2, 2020. Online option available.
Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration Jan. 6, 2021
Early Childhood Education Sept. 28, 2020
Electrical Applications Sept. 14, 2020
Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics) (Day section) Sept. 28, 2020
Graphic and Print Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Hairstyling Sept. 14, 2020
Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk Sept. 28, 2020
Hospitality Management March 1, 2021
Hotel and Hospitality Services Jan. 6, 2021
Industrial Mechanic/Millwright Sept. 14, 2020
Industrial Welding (Evening Section) Sept. 28, 2020
Medical Office Assistant Sept. 28, 2020
Motosport Technician Sept. 14, 2020
Network and Computer Technology Jan. 6, 2021
Pharmacy Technician Sept. 11, 2020
Rehabilitation Assistant Sept. 11, 2020
Software Developer Jan. 6, 2021
Post Graduate Business Management Jan. 6, 2021 Fully online with optional on-campus activities.
Post Graduate International Business Jan. 6, 2021 Fully online with optional on-campus activities.

 

UPDATE: August 7, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
International students: travel restrictions extended until August 31, 2020
On July 30, 2020, IRCC announced the travel restrictions are extended until August 31, 2020. Details of the announcement can be found here: https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/attachment.php?attach=39518&lang=enBefore this announcement on July 30th, IRCC had previously announced that the travel restrictions will be lifted on July 31, 2020.As a result of this travel restrictions extension, international students whose study permit was approved after March 18, 2020 cannot enter Canada until the travel restrictions are lifted. This can impact students in programs that require on-campus delivery in September.If you cannot travel to Canada due to the travel restrictions, or if you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact visainfo@mitt.ca or refer to the news and updates from MITT Registrar's Office at mitt.ca/news-and-updates-on-covid-19-from-mitts-registrars-office.

 

UPDATE: August 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
Quarantine resources for international students traveling to Canada and Manitoba
MITT welcomes international students for the 2020-2021 academic year. International students traveling to Canada and Manitoba must follow government regulations for the COVID-19 pandemic to keep travellers and communities safe.MITT has prepared a resource guide which outlines what international students must do while traveling and once you arrive in Winnipeg, Manitoba to meet the requirements for quarantine.If you have any questions, contact MITT Pre-Arrival Help Line at 1-204-989-7342 or click on the chat on our website link at www.mitt.ca/international.

 

UPDATE: July 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Travel Restrictions and Exemptions: International Students Travelling to Canada, and MITT's letter that confirms an on-campus component
As per IRCC, students who already had a study permit or whose study permit approved on before March 18, 2020 are exempt from the travel restrictions at this time.Please click on the following link and review the IRCC travel restrictions and exemptions: www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.htmlIf you had a study permit application approved on or before March 18, 2020, IRCC have sent you a letter advising about

  • public health measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus in Canada
  • what to expect upon arrival, in particular, the mandatory 14-day quarantine instructions

If you had a study permit application approved after March 18, 2020, IRCC will send you a letter advising that

  • you may not be exempt from the travel restrictions
  • you should not make any plans to travel to Canada until the travel restrictions are lifted, as you will not be allowed to travel to or enter Canada

MITT Registrar's Office will send a letter that confirms an on-campus component (essential travel letter) to all international students enrolled in Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Fall 2020 programs by the end of the first week of August. However, please note that this letter does not guarantee your entry to Canada, AND this letter cannot help you enter Canada if your study permit was approved after March 18, 2020.If you have any questions regarding your travel to Canada, contact Immigration Services Advisor at visainfo@mitt.ca.

 

UPDATE: July 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Biometrics exemption for students applying for study permit and work permit in Canada
You are exempt from giving biometrics if you’re applying for study permit, work permit or visitor visa from within Canada. This applies to all new applications as well as applications already in progress. You do not have to pay the biometric fee when you submit your application, even if the system tells you to pay it.If you are outside Canada, You don’t have to give your biometrics until biometrics collection services near you open, even if your biometrics instruction letter says you have 30 or 90 days. You are required to pay the biometric fee. For details www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/where-to-give-biometrics.asp

UPDATE: July 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Biometrics collection services: the collection services remain unavailable at Services Canada. Some visa offices are operating with limited services.
To find out if the biometrics collection site near you has resumed biometrics collection services, visit this IRCC webpage regularly: www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/where-to-give-biometrics.aspIf you have any questions about biometrics, contact MITT's Immigration Services Advisor at visainfo@mitt.ca.

 

UPDATE: July 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
International students outside Canada: a letter to support your entry to the Canada border
MITT Immigration Services Advisor would be able to provide you a letter to support your entry to the Canada border, if you meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • You are currently outside Canada;
  • You require a letter from MITT as you are having difficulties in entering the Canada border or boarding on a plane to Canada;
  • You already have a valid study permit, or your study permit has been approved on or before March 18, 2020;
  • You choose to travel to Canada even though you can start your program from outside Canada and complete up to 50% of your program from outside Canada;
  • You are currently enrolled in the MITT Spring 2020 program, or you will start your program in Fall 2020;

If you meet ALL of the above conditions, please contact Immigration Services Advisor at visainfo@mitt.ca to request a letter. Please make sure to email your MITT Letter of Acceptance and IRCC Letter of Introduction (study permit approval letter). Explain why you should travel to Canada. Immigration Services Advisor will check your eligibility to study in Canada. Please note, MITT’s support letter does not guarantee your entry to the Canada border. You are responsible for demonstrating the border officer the necessary documents for your arrival AND your plan to quarantine for 14 days once you arrive in Winnipeg.

 

UPDATE: June 30, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Visa and immigration FAQ webpage regarding COVID-19 is available
Please visit the following link and contact Immigration Services Advisor at visainfo@mitt.ca for any questions.mitt.ca/international-student-resources/permits-visas-and-more/faq-regarding-covid-19

 

UPDATE: June 16, 2020, 12:30 p.m.
Temporary measure for international students applying for post-graduation work permit
MITT's graduating students would receive the official final transcript and Confirmation of Completion in 4-6 weeks from the program completion date.In case students are unable to obtain the completion letter or official final transcript due to situations they cannot control, as a temporary facilitation measure by IRCC, they may submit a PGWP application without their letter of completion or final transcripts. However, they should submit a letter of explanation, indicating that why they are unable to submit the document or why it's taking them longer to get it. Once these documents become available, they should submit the documents using the IRCC web form.Please note, students can submit the unofficial final transcript from the student portal, instead of the official final transcript. Contact visainfo@mitt.ca for any questions.

 

UPDATE: May 29, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology unveils return to campus plan for fall 2020
Fall plan strikes balance between protecting public health and student success through blended delivery of online and scalable on-campus learning, services.
Continue reading…

UPDATE: May 15, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources for Mental Health and Substance Use Support For more info: https://ca.portal.gs/ Services available for international students as well.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit now available in CERB Multiple languages For more info: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/financial-assistance.html.

 

UPDATE: May 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
International students are temporarily allowed to work more than 20 hours until August 31, 2020
If you are:

  • a study permit holder in an academic session
  • eligible to work off campus, and
  • providing an essential service

Find out if your work is considered an essential service or function.

Program On-campus delivery begins
Auto Mechanics (Evening section) Sept. 28, 2020
Business Administrative Assistant Jan. 6, 2021
CAD Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Carpentry Sept. 11, 2020
Client Services Specialist TBD (November 2020 program start)
Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration Jan. 6, 2021
Early Childhood Education Sept. 28, 2020
Electrical Applications Sept. 14, 2020
Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics) (Day section) Sept. 28, 2020
Graphic and Print Technician Sept. 28, 2020
Hairstyling Sept. 14, 2020
Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk Sept. 28, 2020
Hospitality Management TBD (November 2020 program start)
Hotel and Hospitality Services Jan. 6, 2021
Industrial Mechanic/Millwright Sept. 14, 2020
Industrial Welding Sept. 28, 2020
Medical Office Assistant Sept. 28, 2020
Motosport Technician Sept. 14, 2020
Network and Computer Technology Jan. 6, 2021
Pharmacy Technician Sept. 11, 2020
Rehabilitation Assistant Sept. 11, 2020

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