These FAQs are specific to international student questions related to COVID-19 and entry to Canada. Learn more about applying to Langara College on the Langara Global site. 

If you can't find an answer on these pages, please email

Don’t forget to check out our Mental Health & Well-being page to see the supports available to you.

General Questions

International Student Coordinators are available during regular office hours.

Each International Student Coordinators serves a different market of student but all are free to answer questions and provide support to students. If you aren't sure who your ISC is, contact information is available online.

Students are also invited to join a one-on-one international student advising session to speak with an advisor about general or immigration questions.

The International Student Services team hosts one-on-one drop in advising sessions for students. 

Students are encouraged to drop in to ask their questions directly to an International Student Coordinator for general advising or immigration advising.

Langara is adhering to all orders declared by the Provincial Health Officer and the Government of Canada. Regular monitoring of Orders and public health guidance is part of routine operations and plans, protocols, and processes will be updated routinely to reflect the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government of Canada travel website has information on:

  • Who is eligible to enter the country
  • What supporting documents you will need to show
  • How you can prepare in advance of arrival at the border

Letters of support for travel are no longer required and are not being issued.

Quarantine resources on our website can help you prepare a quarantine plan and provide information if you are required to isolate while in Canada.


Yes, all residents of BC are eligible for the vaccine. This includes international students in the country.

From the BC Centre for Disease Control:
COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to everyone 12 years of age and older living, working or studying in B.C.

If you did not get vaccinated before coming to Canada or need to complete your immunization with a second dose, you will have the opportunity to get vaccinated in B.C.

All students will be eligible to receive the vaccine, including international students and their families. You do not need a Personal Health Number (PHN), B.C. Services Card, or to be enrolled in B.C.'s Medical Services Plan to get the vaccine. However, all students are encouraged to obtain a PHN in order to use the provincial on-line vaccination booking system.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in BC.

Submit or update your immunization record online.  

Get your BC Vaccine Card as soon as possible, but until you do, international students can show their proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada (ArriveCan) and passport.

Here are some options:

Fees can be paid in foreign currency as an online payment to Langara College. In select markets, other payment options are available.

Online Banking
If you have an account with a major Canadian bank, you can select Langara College as a payee through the Bill Payment screen and use your 9 digit Langara Identification number as your account number.

Student Information System

To pay the commitment fee:

  • Click "Student Menu"

  • Click "Commitment Fee Payment" to select the semester and amount of payment

  • Follow prompts to complete payment.

To pay tuition and fees:

  • Click "Registration"

  • Click "Account Balance and Payments" and select the appropriate semester

  • Follow prompts to complete payment.

Current Students

Yes, The GuardMe health plan covers “COVID-19” as it is no different than any other emergency medical issue a student or staff person would have. Medical expenses are eligible under the Medical Services Plan (MSP). Those students who have transitioned to MSP coverage will be covered under the Provincial government.

Information on extending your study permit can be found on the Langara Global immigration resources page.

We recommend that you extend your study permit at least three months in advance of its expiration and no more than six months before expiration. 

Regular Studies Students (University Transfer/Career/PDD)

Your study permit extension letter will take about 7-10 business days to be processed and it will be emailed in PDF form directly to your mylangara email.

Once you have received the study permit extension letter, please follow these instructions to apply for your study permit extension through IRCC.

There is no longer a need to get a confirmation of enrolment letter to extend your study permit. All of the information that IRCC requires is now on your study permit extension letter that can be obtained by emailing Please include in the Subject: Study Permit Extension Request | Student ID #

Most of our International Student Coordinators (ISC) are licensed in immigration. You are welcome to email your ISC directly and they will either respond to your question directly or forward it to one of our licensed ISCs. Students are also invited to join a one-on-one international student advising session to speak with an advisor about general or immigration questions.

Our licensed immigration advisors are available to students during regular office operational hours, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

It may. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently made updates to the eligibility requirements for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). The best thing to do is to refer to the IRCC website for the most up-to-date information regarding online studies and potential impact on your Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility.