Each province and territory has its own accreditation criteria. You must work with your province or territory to be accredited as a DLI. Each province and territory has its own criteria for accrediting schools. Read about the process for obtaining and maintaining approval for vocational programs taught by private professional universities.
Elimination of Vaccination Requirement at Some Ontario Universities. Students at the University of Ottawa have expressed fear and frustration over the institution's decision to end its mask and vaccination mandates on May 1, according to the Ottawa Citizen. The city is currently in the midst of a sixth wave, and wastewater indicators show record indicators of COVID-19 in recent days. Carleton University has taken a different direction and has asked students to continue wearing masks until further notice, while Queen's University has extended its mandate to wear masks until the end of May.
CTV News has reported that there were more than 400 positive cases of COVID-19 reported in the first two weeks of April at the University of Saskatchewan, prompting administrators to require the use of masks until the end of June. More universities have announced that their vaccination requirements and other health measures against COVID-19 will remain in place until at least the end of the winter semester. Thomas University Vice Chancellor wrote to the student community that it will maintain its protective measures, including masking and physical distancing requirements, despite the New Brunswick province lifting its restrictions on March 14, according to CBC News. UPEI will also maintain its mandatory vaccination requirements and plans to reevaluate its policy in the spring.
At the University of Waterloo, there have been a series of staff layoffs after the school decided to order vaccines against COVID-19.The Record reported that the terminations came after the province announced it would remove requirements for mandatory workplace vaccination policies. Teachers have been placed on leave without pay. Please note that some programs are highly competitive and may not be available to international applicants. Universities give priority to permanent residents of Ontario and Canada when accepting applicants to these programs.
Some programs at OntarioColleges, CA may appear open to Canadian residents, but are closed to international applicants if no international places are available. You can apply to any program offered by a public university in Ontario that has places available to international applicants if you meet the college's English proficiency and admission requirements. Please note that priority is given to permanent residents of Ontario and Canada for admission to highly competitive programs. Some programs at OntarioColleges, CA may appear open to Canadian residents, but will be closed to international applicants if no international places are available.
Canadian study permits are only granted to students enrolled in designated learning institutions. It is also recommended that private career school owners and operators consult the associated policies and procedures described in the “Standard Operating Procedures for Private Training Institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador” document. Private professional universities across Ontario offer a wide range of post-secondary programs designed to provide graduates with the entry-level skills and knowledge they need for successful employment in various vocations. The Ministry of Colleges and Universities of the Government of Ontario is responsible for approving registrations for new private vocational training institutes.
Once you complete the pre-selection application, you will receive an email from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities within four to six weeks. The Private Occupational Training Branch, under the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, oversees the registration process for new private vocational schools in New Brunswick. To ensure that a program prepares students for the expectations of their industry, the Superintendent of Private Professional Colleges may issue a policy directive requiring a private professional institute to meet a program standard. In Nova Scotia, the Division of Private Professional Colleges of the Ministry of Advanced Education manages the registration of private training institutions offering vocational training in this province.
These private institutes are governed by the Private Education Act and its regulations, and by the Higher Education Regulations of the General and Vocational Colleges Act. This division also administers the Private Professional Associations Act, to which all professional associations must adhere. Private professional universities in Alberta are required to apply for and receive a license to offer professional training programs. The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration oversees private vocational institutes in the province of Manitoba.
Part of the program approval process involves a vocational program being evaluated by a qualified third party who has experience evaluating the program and has been approved by the Superintendent of Private Professional Colleges. Each program evaluation report is completed in PARIS and sent directly to the Superintendent of Private Professional Associations. You should not expect to finance any part of your studies in Canada through money received from part-time employment while attending college. Private professional universities submit applications for program approval to the Superintendent of Private Professional Associations through the Program Approval and Enrollment Information System (PARIS).