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Students Arriving in Canada are Exempted from Hotel Quarantine

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International students arriving in Canada alone from another country are exempted from having to quarantine in a hotel which was announced by the Canadian Government in February 2021.   CIC students are provided with supporting documents from our Admissions Office for presentation to the border officials at the port of entry.  Upon arrival at the airport, students will be directed to...
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COVID-19: Border and Immigration Updates (Oct 16 – 22)

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Canada has reopened its border to international students. This means that our online students can apply for an Entry Visa and Study Permit to join us at our Hamilton Campus for our upcoming semester starting in January 2021, or anytime they can travel. The Canadian Government has announced that international students may enter Canada to pursue their in-person studies: with...
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CIC Is Implementing Remote Learning after Spring Break

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Dear CIC Community, Re: Remote Learning at Columbia International College Earlier today, the Ontario Ministry of Education, announced the closure of all publicly funded schools from March 14 to April 5 (inclusive of March Break, March 14-22) due to concerns about COVID-19. This decision is based on the advice of Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Our…

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CIC hosts Crime Stoppers of Hamilton’s annual Evening of Appreciation

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Columbia International College has been a supporter of Hamilton Crime Stoppers Inc. since 1995.  Mr. Ron Rambarran, Columbia’s Emeritus Principal, has sat on the Board of Hamilton Crime Stoppers Inc. since 1995.  He has been thrice past chair of the program and received the 2015 International Civilian of the Year award from Crime Stoppers International. Crime Stoppers is a community…

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Fashion Show – A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

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Welcome to the Spirit Week at Columbia International College, the most diverse private school in Canada! It’s one of the many events celebrating multiculturalism and diversity at Columbia. At the annual Fashion Show held on Sep 28, Students and staff of all different races walked down the runway and showed off colorful outfits representing their countries of origin and unique…

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Guided Tours of Universities

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The University Placement Office (UPO) has been running a number of trips to take students on guided tours of York University, Western University, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto (Mississauga), and Brock University. These trips started during the March Break and will run into early April. The trips offer our students the opportunity to learn about the programs while gaining…

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English proficiency requirements from the University of Waterloo

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ENGLISH PROFICIENCY POLICY Recently, many of our students from regions in Africa have received an email from the University of Waterloo asking them to prove their English Proficiency in one of the following ways: Submit their previous school transcript or a letter from their previous school principal stating how long they attended that school and that the education was entirely…

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