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Approved as a COVID-Ready Designated Learning Institution

April 04, 2021

OMNI College has been approved as a COVID-Ready Designated Learning Institution by the government of Canada. 

International students destined for OMNI College may now be permitted to enter Canada.  

Nurses interested in pursuing their careers in Canada are needed now more than ever.  This approval comes at a critical time, as the world continues to recognize the need and importance for more experienced healthcare workers everywhere.  

After the Canadian border closed as a result of COVID-19, the government made exemptions and re-opened travel for international students in the last quarter of 2020.  Students who were not yet in Canada were allowed entry if they have a valid study permit and are attending a Designated Learning Institution with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. 

On April 6, 2021, OMNI College has been added to the list of DLI’s with approved readiness plans.  

Although the college had already been approved as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) since 2014, as of 2021 it is now also a COVID-Ready DLI.

All student applicants who have been awaiting this approval are encouraged to contact their OMNI Admissions Advisor or Overseas Coordinator as soon as possible so that they may assist you further through the process to Canada.  

The readiness plans were required in order to:

  • protect the health and safety of all students and the surrounding community
  • describes how institutions will manage the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for international students, including arrangements for transportation to the students’ quarantine location
  • provides information and support to international students about
    • how they can get the items they need for their quarantine, like food and medications
    • health insurance
    • remaining healthy while in Canada

Read more about OMNI College’s efforts in keeping everyone safe on the COVID Update page of the website:

Access the government website to confirm OMNI College is on the list here.