Covid-19 Updates | Canadian College

Covid-19 Updates

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Update on May 19

Campus Upgrades

Fresh new walls and floors! We can't wait to welcome students back!

Weekly Online Career Training and Workshops

  • May 20th, Wednesday - Revising Cover Letters
  • May 28th, Thursday - Interview Skills

Student Service Drop-in Centre

We have created a recurring meeting on Zoom to serve as our Student Services Drop In Centre. Students can pop in any time Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 if they have questions. The zoom link has been emailed to all students.

We also regularly update Canadian College COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We are accepting applications for future intake dates!

  • Canadian College Summer Semester (July 6)
  • St Lawrence Fall Semester (August 31)
  • Canadian College Fall Semester (October 5)
  • St Lawrence Fall Semester (January 4, 2021)

BC is doing a fantastic job!

British Columbia government has announced the BC Restart Plan and many businesses will reopen their doors this week. Obviously it will take a little more time for schools to welcome students back in classrooms but hopefully we can deliver some good news in the near future!

Update on April 7

Message from President & CEO Lane Clark

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a FAQ sheet COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and will update the information regularly.

St Lawrence College Curriculum Summer Semester

St Lawrence Summer Semester will start on May 4th as originally scheduled. We anticipate that in-person instruction will remain suspended and classes will be delivered virtually until further notice. We are accepting new applications from students who hold valid study permits and are in Canada.

New Applications

We are continuing to accept new applications for the following intake dates:

Update on March 23

Canadian College Spring Semester

Canadian College Spring Semester will start on April 6 as originally scheduled. In case that school is still closed, we will start all classes online. Current students can start registering for courses by the end of March. New students registered for April intake are also welcome to start taking courses on April 6. Please contact your agent or email Canadian College and discuss details. Contact Us

New Applications

We are continuing to accept new applications for the Summer Semester (July 6) and Fall Semester (October 5). Application Form

Update on March 17

Current students

In light of growing concerns over COVID-19 and in response to Canadian government guidelines, CCEL and Canadian College have transitioned to live online lessons as of today and asked all students and staff members to stay home. It has been a smooth transition and we very much appreciate students for their understanding and cooperation and also for all teachers' tireless effort.

New bookings

We are continuing to accept new bookings but recommend start dates from Monday, May 04 onward.


Canada’s Prime Minister has announced that Canada is closing its borders to all foreign travellers to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which means new students will not be able to arrive in Vancouver until further notice.

All future students, regardless of course start date, are welcome to postpone courses without incurring any penalty charges. In the meantime, students are welcome to take our assessment test and join a class online until borders reopen and it is possible for them to safely travel.

Update on March 16

Attention: Worldwide CCEL Agents

I, Lane Clark President of CCEL and Canadian College, am writing to update everyone regarding the recent decisions at CCEL and Canadian College in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Currently, all Canadians have been asked by the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to stay at home to avoid the spread of the virus and flatten the curve to allow our healthcare system to stay ahead.

The management team and I took the necessary decision to close the campuses today, March 16th, and move to an online delivery program. Our instructors are dedicated to the task of delivering our program virtually and are eager to begin classes tomorrow March 17th.

We would like to encourage agents to stay positive and help us support students and their family members. BC is a safe place for students to wait out this unfortunate situation.

If you require our assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all still working regular hours from home and are available. There will be a time in the future when this is behind us, our relationship with you is our priority and you can count us to support you through this unfortunate situation.

Options for starters in March and April (CCEL) Start the program as scheduled and take the lessons online from your country Postpone your start date to any Monday in the future. (No extra charge) Cancel your booking. (Full refund)

Students who have postponed or cancelled the program are welcome to take our online lessons from their country.

Please contact our Marketing Team or email to to discuss details.

Thank you for your patience and I will continue to send updates as events unfold.

All the best,

Lane Clark


Update on March 13

Dear Students,

In accordance with the recommendation of the BC Provincial Health Authority, we are urging students who arrive in Canada from March 13 onwards to self-isolate for 14 days before beginning their studies. This is precautionary action in an effort to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We want to minimize the disruption to studies; however, the health and safety of our students and staff is our priority and we recognize the need for preventive measures.

In an effort to minimize disruption, we are prepared to offer online classes for students who are in self-isolation or too ill to attend, starting Tuesday, March 17. Students who self-isolate for 14 days are also welcome to extend their studies for two weeks without additional charge, if possible.

These are exceptional circumstances and we make these decisions with our students’ best interest at heart.

We thank you for your understanding


Lane Clark