June 5, 2014 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released its list of Designated Learning Institutions. The list is part of an overhaul of Canada’s International Student Program that included new measures that allow students to work part-time off-campus during the school year and full-time off-campus during scheduled breaks without a separate work permit. Additional measures include requiring students to “actively pursue their studies” and permitting visitors to apply for study permits from within Canada in certain cases.
As of June 1, 2014, all International Students applying for a study permit for a new program of study must be in receipt of an acceptance letter from a Designated Learning Institution. Students currently engaged in programs of study at institutions not on the list have until 2017 to complete their program.
The list can be found here.