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- Study permits
- Health insurance
Can I move into student housing?
As the majority of students will be learning remotely, Student Housing will not be open in a usual capacity. Currently, the Chalet Apartments are the only residence community that will be available for students in exceptional circumstances (those unable to travel) and for those required to be on campus due to program requirements.
Any student who is required to be on campus for this fall will be required to submit a separate application specific to the Fall 2020 semester. Information regarding this new application will be shared once it is available.
What happens to my $500 deposit I paid for housing?
Not all $500 payments were processed. If your payment was processed, it will be automatically refunded. If your payment was not processed, no further action will be taken.
I have applied to housing for September, but have been told I cannot move. Do I need to re-apply for the January semester?
Students who have submitted their Offer of Accommodation forms for Fall 2020 will have their applications automatically switched to Winter 2021. No further action is required on your part. Student Housing will be in contact with you by email when decisions have been made about Winter 2021.
am interested in the government's temporary 2-stage approval process
for study permit applications. Am I eligible for this process?
check the IRCC website for information related to the study permit
application process. If you would like to discuss your situation with a
Registered Canadian Immigration Counselor (RCIC), you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up an appointment. In the meantime, it may be useful to ensure
that you have the appropriate documentation prepared for your
application to be evaluated. Applicants may also want to consider
including a letter explaining why they chose their specific program of
study and why they chose Canada as a study destination when submitting
their study permit application.
I am waiting for a decision on my study permit application. Can I
start studying online?
your study permit application is not approved, you can still take remote or
online courses at Memorial but you will not be able to enter
Canada to complete your studies upon the resumption of on-campus classes until
your application has been approved and you’ve received your Letter of
Introduction (LOI). IRCC has committed to reviewing submitted study permit
applications in time for the September commencement of classes. We encourage
you to apply as soon as possible. We also recommend that you speak with a Memorial
staff member to ensure you understand your options and other implications that
online/remote study may have on your immigration status in Canada. For more
information, contact email@example.com.
Please keep in mind that you may not receive your LOI until near the beginning
of the Fall semester. We encourage you to register for courses anyway. Course
registration began on July 14; you should have received notification of your
assigned registration time through your @mun.ca email account. Your tuition and
other fees are due by September 9, 2020. However, we kindly ask that you avoid
paying your tuition until you are entirely certain that you will be studying
with us for the entire semester as it can take several weeks to receive a
My study permit application has been refused. What should I do
study permit application is not approved, you can still take remote or online
courses at Memorial but you will not be able to enter Canada to complete your
studies upon the resumption of on-campus classes until your application has
been approved and you’ve received your Letter of Introduction (LOI). If you
have no intention of re-applying for a study permit and you have already
registered for courses, you must enter your Memorial Self-Service account and
drop the classes for which you registered. Not doing so will result in a
balance owing on your student account as well as an incomplete grade in that
course which will impact your academic record. If you have questions or would
like more information about your options, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
My study permit application has been approved and I have received
my LOI. What should I do? Can I travel to Canada and study on-campus?
submit a copy of your LOI to email@example.com.
The regulations around entry to Canada are changing regularly to adapt to the
evolving situation of COVID-19. At this point in time, only students whose
study permits were approved prior to March 18th, 2020 and who meet
the criteria to enter the country will be permitted entry. For more
information, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html.
If I choose to study online for the Fall 2020 semester, how will
my post-graduation work permit be affected?
your study permit application is approved and you have received your LOI, time
spent studying remotely outside of Canada will be counted towards your
post-graduation work permit, as long as you spend 50% of your time studying in
Canada once you are able to enter the country. For more details, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors-foreign-workers-students.html#restrictions-students
Will I still be required to buy the University Health Insurance?
Health and dental insurance
is offered by the Grenfell Campus Student Union. This semester, you
will still have access to this coverage and you will have to pay for
undergraduate health and dental insurance. Opt out is available.
If you are an international student it is very important to understand your health insurance coverage. For more information, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.