As our community continues to take precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are also working hard to preserve the academic semester and to continue to deliver a quality education to our students.
Current International Students
A: Due the unique situation of COVID-19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is in support of international students completing their term. International students must continue to be enrolled full-time and be making normal progress toward the degree via remote delivery until further notice. This remote course delivery is a temporary accommodation in place until COVID-19 is contained and in-person classes resume.
A. You can begin the post-graduation work permit application process on your own, or with the help of a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Once your application for graduation is completed, and all your final grades have been posted, you should review the post-graduation work permit eligibility requirements at Citizenship, Refugee and Immigration Canada. Once you have reviewed the requirements, fill out the Request for Completion Letter for Post-Graduation Work Permit Application and submit it, by email, to email@example.com. Our Enrolment Services team will email you your letter.
A: See special measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID 19) updates here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html
A: Yes, the GuardMe health plan covers “COVID-19” as it is no different than any other emergency medical issue a student or staff person would have. Medical expenses are eligible under the Medical Services Plan (MSP). Those students who have transitioned to MSP coverage will be covered under the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP).
A: Yes. Spring courses are available for registration. At this time, classes will be delivered in an alternate format instead of face-to-face.
General inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Advising email: email@example.com or Book an Appointment here. For your safety and protection, we recommend that you email us for assistance as we are booking virtual appointments. We will be happy to give you a call or set up a Skype meeting to answer your questions. At this time, we will not schedule in person meetings.
Counselling support: We encourage students to seek the help they need, and we have supports available at the College and in the community.
Please go online to book a virtual appointment with our counsellor.
Additional resources available, including the 24/7 helpline can be found on the Counselling and Wellness section of our website.
You can also download then open the keep.me.SAFE app on your phone or visit the keep.me.SAFE website.
Future International Students
A: New students to the Spring 2020 semester who received a Study Permit or are in the Study Permit process will have their admission deferred to the Fall 2020 semester. Monies paid will be moved to the Fall semester without penalty.
If a new student has already made travel arrangements, please contact your travel agent or the airlines directly to reschedule your flights.
If a new student has made housing arrangements, please contact your housing provider to reschedule your accommodations.
It is in the student’s best interest to defer the start of their studies so that new students can be afforded the best possible start to their studies in Canada. Please do not try to come to Canada at this time. Spring 2020 courses will be delivered via alternative methods and are open to returning students only. Due to COVID-19, College of the Rockies cannot provide its normal services, such as new student airport greeting and pickup, orientation, or pre-schedule courses at this time.
We look forward to seeing you in Fall 2020.