Study in BC news and updates

All our latest news for students studying in British Columbia.

IRCC: Transition period for distance learning measures

August 25, 2022—Through the pandemic, measures have been in place to allow international students to pursue their studies online from abroad while remaining eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). As the new school year approaches, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is creating a transition period for these measures. Following consultations with provinces, territories and […]

IRCC: New measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits and applicants to the temporary resident to permanent resident pathways

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is implementing measures for former international students with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits, and for temporary resident to permanent resident pathway applicants. These measures are building off the announcement made earlier this year. Foreign nationals whose post-graduation work permit expired or will expire from September 20, 2021, to December […]

BC study abroad scholarships now open for spring 2022

Do your plans this spring include studying abroad, either in-person or virtually? Apply now for a chance to receive a CAD$500 scholarship to enhance your learning experience. BC Study Abroad Scholarships are now accepting applications. Any student enrolled at a BC Study Abroad Consortium institution, who is enrolled in or accepted into a short-term, in-person […]

7th annual BC study abroad photo contest is back

BC Study Abroad is excited to announce the launch of its seventh annual BC Study Abroad Photo Contest. We are inviting all students who have previously studied abroad to share their favourite study abroad photo memories for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 8 (sponsored by Study and Go Abroad!). Each photo submitted will count as an […]

PHAC: Quarantine and isolation FAQ’s for international students

Global Affairs Canada has shared a document, developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, that answers frequently asked questions around quarantine and isolation for international students and offers clarification regarding Designated Quarantine Facilities (DQFs). Read full article.

Travel updates for international students studying in BC

Flights from India and Pakistan As of April 22, 2021, at 11:30 pm ET, Canada is suspending flights from India and Pakistan. Travel restrictions may change with little warning. Read the news release for more details. Submit your complete study permit application for the fall 2021 semester If IRCC receives your complete study permit application by […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for international students

The information on this page is to help you understand how British Columbia and Canada are working to keep students and communities healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provincial Updates The Government of British Columbia has ensured post-secondary institutions have plans in place that allow institutions to welcome international students on study permits while […]