LCC COVID-19 Safety Plan and Protocols
At this time, we are proud to offer both in-person and online options to students while maintaining a safe learning environment for all.
Last updated on September 27th, 2021
For students planning to come to Canada from another country.
Last Update: December 1st, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern, the Government of Canada has announced the following border measures:
Effective December 1st, foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Canada:
- South Africa; and
In the coming days, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test.
Starting from October 20th, 2020, ISS Language and Career College can to reopen to international students who are not currently in Canada and who have, or have been approved for, a study permit are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose
Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, international students must have a clear understanding of the laws and regulations of the Government of Canada and BC government. Students must have a quarantine plan and be prepared for a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival in Canada.
Effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country into Canada.
Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada.
Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Do you have a valid study permit and plan to travel to Canada?
Students who receive their visa(s) must register with the Study Safe Corridor-TRAVEL SAFE as it offers a safe way to travel and quarantine in Canada.
For most up-to-date information and instructions, please review the following government websites:
- Government of Canada Travel Restrictions
- Government of Canada Mandatory Quarantine
- IRCC – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Visitors, foreign workers and students
- IRCC How to Isolate at Home
- British Columbia Self-Isolation Plan
On registration, students will receive contact information to purchase a Study Safe Corridor package which includes:
- Documents to read, sign and submit before travelling to Canada during COVID-19
- A charter flight with other international students
- Transportation directly to a quarantine hotel
- 14 nights in the hotel, including all meals and WiFi
During quarantine in all cases, LCC will provide students with
- a daily health questionnaire,
- information and websites to support their mental and physical health
- preparation for life in Vancouver including handling racism and being social in pandemic conditions,
- answers to their questions, and
- online classes (optional).
Are you studying at LCC from overseas and want to finish your program in Canada?
Students who have received a study permit and plan to enter Canada must register with the Study Safe Corridor-TRAVEL SAFE as it offers a safe way to travel and quarantine in Canada.
For students who are already in Canada and want to study in person.
Students must complete an In-Person Class Health Information Form before studying in person. LCC also offers programs online for students who are unable to study in-person.
We recognize students may be affected by the anxiety and uncertainty created by the
COVID-19 outbreak . Please see below for resources that can help support students with their mental and physical health needs.
As we begin to offer increased in-person services, the safety and well-being of our students, clients and staff continues to be our number one priority. Please review the following safety information and contact us if you have any questions.
LCC’s detailed safety plans are flexible and will adapt as health conditions and government guidelines change.
HOW WE ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE
The following safety measures have been put in place:
- Limiting the number of people in rooms
- Screening all students and clients entering the building
- Preventing the use of shared equipment
- Increasing cleaning and sanitization
- Practicing social distancing and providing clear markers and signage
For more details, please refer to the following documents and resources.
LCC is a division of the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC). ISSofBC is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all staff, clients and visitors at our facilities as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
KEEP YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE
When you visit LCC your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
- Answer the health assessment questions below.
Have you or anyone in your household been
diagnosed with COVID 19 or had any symptoms in
the last ten (10) days that could be COVID 19 (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath etc)?
Have you or anyone in your household been directed by Public Health to self-isolate?
Did you arrive from outside Canada in the past
fourteen (14) days?
Have you or anyone in your household been in
contact with a confirmed COVID 19 case or with
someone who has been directed by Public Health to self-isolate in the past fourteen (14) days?
- Wear a mask.
- Use hand sanitizer or wash hands prior to entering classrooms and office spaces.
- Limit bringing any food or drink
- Arrive on time and bring your own paper and pens.
- Follow the posted safety signage. Follow the arrows indicating one-way-traffic.
Starting from October 20th, 2020, ISS Language and Career College can reopen to international students who are not currently in Canada and who
- have, or have been approved for, a study permit
- are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose
ISS Language and Career College is a DLI with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan!
IRCC’s list of Designated learning institutions reopening to international students
Do you have a valid study permit and plan to travel to Canada?
Students who receive their visa(s) must then register with the Study Safe Corridor-TRAVEL SAFE as it offers a safe way to travel and quarantine in Canada.
Under new requirements for air travel that take effect February 22, 2021, when a student arrives in Canada, they must take a COVID-19 test before leaving the airport and spend 3 days in quarantine at a federal government-authorized hotel.
The Government of Canada has published its list of authorized hotels for COVID-19 mandatory hotel quarantine. Hotels can be booked by phone only, by calling 1-800-294-8253. For more information and to view the hotel list, click here.
Students who travel to Canada must comply with LCC’s policies and the Government of Canada’s Quarantine Act.
Extension of province-wide restrictions
On January 7, 2021 BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) ordered an extension to existing province-wide restrictions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Specifically, the sections of the gatherings and events order concerning visitors in private residences and allowable/prohibited events (sections A, B and C) that were to expire on January 8th have been extended to February 5, 2021 at midnight.
All events and social gatherings are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions.
All non-essential travel should be avoided. This includes travel into and out of B.C. and between regions of the province.
Have Questions? Contact us!
Please contact us info@LCC.issbc.org or call us at 604-684-2325
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