Popular Q&A: What international students need to know before coming to Canada


June 23th, 2021


1. I want to come and study at Braemar College but I am not sure what I should do first?

In order for us to have a better understanding of your academic situation, please complete this application form: https://braemaronlineacademy.com/applynow/ and our Admission Team will contact you as soon as possible. 

2. I am an international student applying to study in Canada. I have been waiting for my study permit and visa for so long. Is Canada still processing study permit applications for international students?

Yes. The government of Canada is still processing study permit and visa applications for international students from all over the world. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic and high volume of applications, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRRCC) are experiencing delays. 

3. As an international student, am I eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine?

If you are in Canada, the Covid-19 vaccine is free for everyone. Please visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ to book you first or second dose.

4. Are students coming back to school this Fall in September/2021? 

As per Public Health guidelines, Braemar College is permitted to reopen for in-person classes this Fall, 2021.

5. How can I get admission to your school? What documents do I need to prepare for that and what are the admission procedures?

Please follow the link and you will be able to see admission procedures in details: https://braemarcollege.com/braemar-college/admissions/application/

6. Does Braemar College provide any scholarships for students?

Braemar College currently provides 2 types of scholarships:

  1. Scholarships for Braemar graduates going onto university. You can find more information about it here: https://braemarcollege.com/braemar-college/about/scholarships/
  2. Scholarships for our new students who meet certain admissions conditions. At this moment, we offer scholarships for:
  • Canadian students (or students having PR status)
  • International students who are currently studying in Canada
  • International students who apply from overseas with an especially compelling profile
  • Special scholarship competitions offered by our Regional Managers, usually involving an essay or an interview.

7. Do I need to get vaccinated to come to Braemar College?

Braemar College Team and Teachers encourage all members of our Braemar Community to get vaccinated. We look forward to returning to in-person learning in Fall/ 2021 and we will follow public health guidance to keep everyone safe.

8. I am starting my studies this summer, 2021 but I am still waiting for my study permit and visa approval. Can I begin my program before receiving my study permit?

To support our prospective students, both inside and outside Canada, Braemar College will provide virtual learning experiences during this Covid-19 pandemic. Students who are unable to travel in the coming months may start their studies online while in their home country. Once they obtain a visa, students can continue their next semester in-person.

Please review the policy, procedures, and guidance provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

9. Where can I read more about study permit applications and immigration documentation? 

Information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to change due to COVID-19. It is recommended that you refer to the IRCC website for updates and changes.

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10. After finishing my high school program at Braemar College, can I apply to study in universities or colleges in Canada?

If you complete all high school requirements, you are eligible to extend your Study Permit by applying to universities or colleges here in Canada.

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