Updates from Partner Institutes

Latest updates from IRCC:

NIC Important Key Dates
Please remember the following key dates for your students:
January 4, 2022 – Orientation Day and Recommended Arrival Date
January 10, 2022 – First Day of Class for Winter 2022 Term
January 14, 2022 – Last Day to Defer to the next available intake
Please note:
NIC does not have a “Refund Deadline”. Refund is only available when study permit is denied, and the refund request must be made within 90 days of the date on the study permit denial letter.
New Travel and Immigration Measures You Need to Know
  • Effective November 30th, 2021, Canada expanded the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing. The expanded list of COVID-19 vaccines will also apply to the national vaccination requirement for domestic travel in the federally regulated modes of travel, including air and rail.
  • Effective January 15th, 2022, international students (18 years of age and older) must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. Fully vaccinated students will be allowed to attend any provincially or territorially designated learning institution in Canada. Unvaccinated students under the age of 18 must attend a designated learning institution with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by the province or territory where the school is located.
  • Between November 30th, 2021 and January 14th, 2022, foreign nationals permitted entry into Canada without qualifying as fully vaccinated, may take a connecting flight or travel via rail to their final destination that is scheduled to depart within 24 hours of the departure time of their flight to enter Canada. However, if they remain unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, they will not be allowed to take a plane or train beyond their original connection, except to depart Canada before February 28, 2022.
  • As a precautionary measure, until January 31, 2022, the Government of Canada is implementing enhanced border measures for all foreign nationals who have been in the Southern Africa region — including South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia— within the last 14 days before arriving in Canada and they will not be permitted entry into Canada. For more information on the flight restrictions within Canada please go to the Government of Canada website

Illume Student Advisory Services enters into an agreement with ILAC Higher Education.

Illume Student Advisory Services (Illume) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) Higher Education to provide recruitment services in the Middle East and Africa for Georgian@ILAC and Sterling College (in partnership with Red Deer College). Illume will provide marketing and recruitment services in these key regions to promote ILAC’s innovative public-private partnerships in Toronto and Vancouver. 


“The Illume team is excited to work with ILAC to help students pursue their education in Canada. Both Georgian@ILAC and Sterling College offer truly excellent programs delivered in an innovative manner,” said Illume COO Michael Henniger. “I have enjoyed a close business relationship with the ILAC team since 2010 and believe, in terms of international education in Canada; no one does it better. We look forward to using Illume’s strong networks and presence in the Middle East and Africa to educate students about these outstanding programs.”


Based out of ILAC’s boutique-style campus in downtown Toronto, Georgian@ILAC offers four unique and attractive programs: Business Diploma, Global Business Management Graduate Certificate, Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate and Project Management Graduate Certificate.


Sterling College, a member of ILAC Higher Education, offers three Red Deer College dual credential programs at its downtown Vancouver campus. Students graduating from these programs have the advantage of receiving dual awards from both Red Deer College and Sterling: two-year diplomas in Software Development and Network Administration, as well as a two-year Postgraduate Certificate in Health Care Practice and Management.


“We are excited to work with the Illume team to promote ILAC’s PPP programs in the Middle East and Africa,” said Feroz Ali, ILAC President/COO. 

“ILAC prides itself on ensuring diversity inside our classrooms and campuses so students can truly have a unique international education experience.” 



Learn more about ILAC Higher Education programs at ilac.com and Illume Student Advisory Services at illumestudentservices.ca.  


Important Update from Trent University
 Trent University will be hosting an information session for incoming students on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 8 – 9 am EDT (5:30 – 6:30 pm IST).

Exciting News For International Students

Update for students appearing for CBSE Exams

Important update from CNC

CNC UPDATE FOR MAY SEMESTER:  our Admissions team has been tracking all incoming visa confirmations and has confirmed that our Intersession 2021 (May semester) intake is now FULL for all programs EXCEPT Post Diploma in Information Technologies (PDIT) and Post Diploma in Human Resources Management (PD-HRM). For these latter two programs, we will continue to accept visa confirmations until the programs reach capacity. Please be advised that any visa confirmations received after April 9, 2021, EXCEPT for those for PDIT and PD-HRM, will be automatically deferred to our September 2021 semester. Our Admissions team will track and re-issue Letters of Acceptance (LOA) for any students being deferred to the Fall 2021 intake.

PREPARING FOR STUDY: over the course of the coming weeks, all our incoming students will be invited to attend information webinars to help them prepare for their studies at CNC. We will provide details on travel and quarantine requirements, student orientation, our Peer Connections program, online study skills and much more. Any student planning to travel to Canada must contact International Education via e-mail: intl_edu@cnc.bc.ca to request a letter of support – in order to provide this, we need a copy of the following documentation:

·         Copy of student’s passport

·         Copy of student’s visa confirmation

·         Copy of student’s flight itinerary

·         Copy of student’s quarantine plan (hotel confirmations is also accepted)

·         Proof (screenshot) that student has downloaded the iCent app for daily quarantine monitoring

Please ensure at least two weeks’ notice of the student’s planned travel date as we have a high volume of students currently travelling and want to ensure we are able to provide all documents requested in a timely fashion.