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Canadian Border Reopening on Sept. 7, 2021 for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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Following the easing of restrictions to Americans starting August 9th, Canada will widely reopen its border for vaccinated international travellers on September 7, 2021. As of August 9th the 3-night hotel quarantine will be eliminated for all travellers.   The Canadian Government announced on Monday, July 19th, the plan to reopen the border to international travellers.  All travellers are still required to have negative COVID tests 72 hours prior to boarding.    Fully vaccinated travellers – including our CIC parents – meeting requirements (see below section B – To be considered fully vaccinated) will be exempted from 14 days quarantine.   A) Canadian Border Reopens…

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Canada Reaches Vaccination Goals Early and is #1 in the World

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Ontario reports its lowest COVID-19 new case numbers in more than ten months as Canada accelerates vaccination having over 78.6% of the eligible population vaccinated (as of July 23, 2021) with one dose and over 50% fully vaccinated.  The country and provinces are easing COVID restrictions.The province’s “Roadmap to Reopen” Step Three began on Friday, July 16t, a few days earlier than expected due to the successful vaccine rollout and ongoing improvements in public health trends.  Step Three Reopening includes:  Gyms, Sport facilities,…

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Fun-filled Summer Camps Available to CIC Students Living in Residence

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Starting this week, CIC students living on campus can join fun and educational summer camps where they can learn new skills like Golf, advance in specific areas like Leadership and Debate, make friends, and keep active.   CIC summer camp returns to Northcliffe Campus with a variety of fun-packed programs students can join. From sports and International Kitchen to trips and gardening, we are excited to see students enjoying their favourite activities. Our Student Leadership Development team has carefully developed a program that offers…

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CIC’s Class of 2021 Received $6.2 Million in Scholarships So Far

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CIC Graduates who will start their post-secondary programs in September 2021 have collectively received   over 2,200 offers from Universities in Ontario and around the world!   353 of the offers are for the University of Toronto, the #1 university in Canada, including Rotman Commerce programs.   The CIC 2021 Class received 110 offers from the University of Waterloo, 195 from York University and 187 from McMaster University.  Offers from World’s Top Universities   Our graduates received offers of admission from world’s top 50 ranked institutions:  Our…

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Outdoor In-person Ceremony Held to Celebrate June Graduates

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CIC June graduates living in Residence were able to attend a special outdoor in-person ceremony to celebrate their graduation and success. A live Virtual graduation was held on June 30th to celebrate all the graduates around the world. Friends and family from many countries joined the session to cheer on our graduates.   The in-person graduation was held outdoors at our beautiful Northcliffe campus….

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Ontario Has Lowest COVID-19 Numbers since September 2020

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Ontario reports lowest COVID-19 new case numbers in more than eight months as the Lockdown ends and Canada reaches the 2nd position in the world amongst all countries in percentage of population vaccinated.  Ontario health officials reported 525 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, June 7th. It is the lowest since September 2020 and the eighth straight day with fewer than 1,000 new cases.  The province’s “Roadmap to Reopen” Step One will begin…

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CIC Alumni Meet Current Students to Offer Advice and Share Experiences

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Three of CIC’s top graduates from previous years joined a group of current students to answer questions, share first-hand experience and offer the best advice for successful post-secondary application and University life experience.  Our weekly High Achievers meeting had three very special guest speakers this week:  Julia Zhu, CIC ’20 studying Engineering and Science at the University of Toronto St. George.  Maria Fernanda Almeida CIC ’19 studying Political…

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