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International Students May Need COVID-19 Vaccine to Return

Many post-secondary institutions are now attempting to make all students have the COVID-19 vaccine before returning back to campus.

Toronto’s Seneca College is following the footsteps of some the world’s top post-secondary institutions with its new rule: they will only invite back students that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ontario has been struggling with this pandemic longer than many other provinces in Canada; they recently lifted their lockdown only a couple of months ago.

It follows then that Seneca College, one of the most well-known and reputable colleges in Toronto, is requiring both students and staff to be fully-vaccinated before returning to campus.

It is clear that they do not want to revisit another lockdown and for very obvious reasons.

These last 14 months have been hard on anyone. If vaccinations are the gateway to freedom, most government regulated institutions will take this path.

There are now well over 500 colleges and universities in the United States that are requiring vaccinations to come on campus in the fall, including the entire New York and California public systemsI think we’re the first [in Canada]

Seneca president, David Agnew

In order to beat the virus, vaccinated individuals can transition back into the daily freedoms we once took for granted. 

IRCC recently stated that fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to quarantine upon entry into Canada.

Nadia Bhuptani

Nadia Bhuptani is the Director of the International Student Department at Canadim Law Firm. She has helped people come to Canada to study and thereafter immigrate to Canada.

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