Updated Oct 2, 2022
Government of Canada removed COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1, 2022
On September 26, 2022 the Government of Canada announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022. This includes the requirement to submit public health information through ArriveCAN and to provide proof of vaccination.
Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements as of October 1. All travellers are strongly recommended to wear well-fitted and high quality masks during their journeys and to avoid travel if they have symptoms of COVID-19.
CBSA Guide for international students travelling for Fall 2022
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has created an e-pamphlet and webpage for new international students who are arriving for Fall 2022. To know more about entry requirements, documents to bring, and what to expect at the border, click on CBSA E-PAMPHLET.
For information about healthcare services, employment, housing, transitioning to the new community and more, click on Welcome to Canada: Publications for newcomers (canada.ca)
For more information on recent news from the Government of Canada, please refer to the following resources:
This page is updated as of Oct 19, 2022
If you have upcoming travel plans, it is recommended that you monitor the Government of Canada’sCOVID-19: TRAVEL, TESTING AND BORDERS WEBSITE and contact your airline for the most up-to-date information regarding your scheduled travel.
As of October 7, 2022, IRCC is temporarily lifting the 20-hour-per-week limit on the number of hours eligible post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus during academic terms.
From November 15, 2022 to December 31, 2023, eligible international students will be permitted to work off campus for more than 20 hours per week.
International students studying online from abroad or who submit a study permit application no later than August 31, 2022, will continue to be able to complete up to 100% of their program online without affecting their PGWP eligibility. However, study time completed from abroad starting on September 1, 2023, will be deducted from the length of their post-graduation work permit, regardless of when a student began their studies.
The extension of temporary distance learning measures will affect those starting programs from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023. Specifically, these measures will apply:
Please see the following IRCC link for more information:
See more information at this page:
If you still have questions about taking in-person or online courses and the consequences for your PGWP, call the number on the back of your study permit and speak to IRCC directly who will possibly clarify your doubts.
Please click on the following link to access a list of resources for help during COVID-19: List of Resources
This document contains information including but not limited to the following:
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms:
• If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., cough, fever, difficulty breathing), follow these instructions:
• Stay home if you have symptoms & notify your instructors by email.
• Most people with mild symptoms will recover on their own at home.
• If your symptoms are worsening to a point where you cannot manage at home, go to your
nearest hospital emergency department, and/or call 9-1-1.
Here is information about BC’s Proof of Vaccination requirement which started September 2021 and will end April 8, 2022:
As of April 8, you will no longer need to show proof of vaccination to access restaurants, group exercise facilities and many other businesses around British Columbia.
If you’re not, already, Coquitlam College encourages all students to get vaccinated!
• To get vaccinated, please click on the following link to find a drop-in vaccine clinic in the
community closest to where you live:
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Coquitlam College follows guidelines and protocols established in accordance to WorkSafeBC guidelines as well as guidelines provided to post-secondary institutions by our Provincial Health Officer and the local health authority as outlined in the COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector document.
Please click here for the official Coquitlam College COVID-19 Safety and Readiness Plan.
Please click the following link for the official Coquitlam College Outbreak Response Plan
Please click here for the Terms of Reference for the Coquitlam College Self-Isolation Confirmation Team (SICT).
The following Appendices can also be accessed in relation to our Safety Plan when required:
Specifically for Brookmere Secondary, a division of Coquitlam College, for information on the health and safety guidelines that Coquitlam College has set in accordance to WorkSafeBC guidelines, please view our document entitled Brookmere Secondary Health and Safety Guidelines document.
The following Appendices can also be accessed in relation to our High School when required:
Additional document: BCCDC COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools Health & Safety Checklist
The Province of BC’s Guidelines for return to classes:
There is no place for discrimination of any kind on the Coquitlam College campus:
Since its inception, Coquitlam College has welcomed students from all nations with the goal of offering excellent educational opportunities within an atmosphere of scholarly integrity and cultural sensitivity. We acknowledge the importance of treating every member of our community with dignity and respect, and every person should feel welcomed and supported during their studies, without discrimination of any kind. Every one of us is responsible for treating our peers, fellow students, faculty and staff with dignity and respect. During this time of COVID-19, our core values are further demonstrated by not tolerating discrimination resulting from misplaced perception that a person may be a carrier of a communicable disease based on their perceived disability, race, ancestry, place of origin or otherwise.
Let’s be Considerate:
We should be considerate when talking about coronavirus disease. Please read the following document to understand how to better communicate about COVID-19 so we can better support our governments, citizens, media, key influencers and communities regarding COVID-19.
Educate Yourself about Racism & Discrimination
All of us have a responsibility to educate ourselves about the impact of racism and how we can combat racism. Find at the following link further information and resources.