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COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services:
January 2021: Please refer to our Travelling to and from Canada page for the most up-to-date information on Canada’s entry requirements and border restrictions. This page is regularly updated as new announcements are made by the Government of Canada. Please note that travel restrictions are rapidly evolving and that some Ports of Entry (POEs) have already implemented changes while awaiting further government instructions.
1. Since November 30th, 2021, international students who wish to leave Canada and/or travel within Canada by plane or train must be fully vaccinated. See here for a limited list of exemptions.
2. Since November 30th, 2021, three additional COVID-19 vaccines have been added to the list of accepted vaccines by the Government of Canada.
3. As of January 15th, 2022, international students must be fully vaccinated in order to travel to Canada. See here for a limited list of exemptions.
IMPORTANT: Before making any travel plans, please refer to our Travelling to and from Canada page. For additional news, resources, and FAQs, visit our COVID-19 page.

Permanent Residence

Before reviewing the information below, please see ISS' COVID-19 FAQs and resources pages for up to date information on the impact of COVID-19 on immigration related matters.

While ISS cannot advise you on Permanent Residence, you can...

*Important transitional measures for Fall 2020 graduates and the new PEQ program. Please see Immigration Quebec’s FAQs under If I obtain my diploma before December 31, 2020, can I submit an application for permanent selection based on the selection conditions in effect before the changes were made to the Québec Immigration Regulation on July 22, 2020?

All foreign students who obtained an admissible diploma under the PEQ or who will obtain one by December 31, 2020, can submit an application for permanent selection based on the selection conditions that were in place before July 22, 2020.

If you have finished your study program during the 2020 fall session, that is, by December 31, 2020, or before this date, you can take advantage of the PEQ selection conditions that were in place before July 22, 2020, which means being selected on the basis of an eligible diploma without having to acquire work experience after completion of a study program, even if your attestation of successful completion of your diploma is issued by an educational institution after December 31, 2020.

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I Choose Montreal is a project run by Montréal International (MI) in partnership with Immigration Quebec to better support students in Greater Montreal who would like to stay in Quebec after their studies. I Choose Montreal provides information, resources, and activities (such as networking opportunities) for those students.

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