Are you thinking of studying in Atlantic Canada? You might have heard about the Study Safe Corridor. We’re here to help you understand what it is and why it is making a difference to our students at ACLA.
COVID has complicated travel arrangements for international students across the globe, but the Study Safe Corridor has helped our students travel in confidence to Lunenburg.
What is the Study Safe Corridor?
The Study Safe Corridor was created by Languages Canada as part of their COVID-19 response initiative. Languages Canada welcomes 150,000 international students to Canada every year through their network of schools, colleges, and universities. To be listed as part of the Study Safe Corridor, schools, including ours, have to meet a list of criteria to prove that they are prepared for international language students and can assist them with their travel and quarantine plans. Schools also need to provide a safe, comfortable quarantine experience and check that students and family members entering Canada are safe to do so.
Who is involved in the Study Safe Corridor?
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and provincial ministries of Education and Health have all helped to create free advice and resources for Languages Canada.
Any schools registered with Languages Canada can apply to be a part of the Study Safe Corridor but, only those who can prove they have sufficient safety and security measures will be successful.
What measures are needed to be included in the Study Safe Corridor?
All schools in the Study Safe Corridor must:
Ensure students arriving in Canada follow all governmental and provincial requirements for safe travel and mandatory quarantine
Make all the arrangements for students to travel safely and quarantine upon arrival
Monitor and support students during their quarantine to ensure they are comfortable and well looked after.
Provide a safe school environment that follows regulations and ensures the well-being of students and teachers is considered
Why does it matter to international students?
Travelling to Canada for the first time can feel like a big step and never more so than during COVID. Study Safe Corridor schools help students with the changing requirements and make sure that quarantine is as pleasant as possible.