Designated Learning Institution Canada

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28 September 2022

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Overview

Undoubtedly, Canada is one of the top study abroad destinations. Canadian Universities /schools provide a diverse range of courses to international students. Generally, international students prefer to study courses whose duration is more than 6 months. There are two types of institutions in Canada, i.e. DLIs and non-DLIs. If the student is going to study in Canada for a course duration of more than six months, they are required to take admission to DLI-approved schools. A letter of acceptance from a DLI is essential for international students to get a Canadian study permit.

What is DLI (Designated Learning Institution)

DLI (Designated Learning Institution) is a school with official permission from the Canadian Government to host international students. Every Canadian post-secondary school has a unique DLI number to admit international students. The DLI-accredited institutions in Canada's colleges and universities are recognised worldwide. The DLI number starts with the letter ‘O’.

International students who wish to study in Canada must ensure that their school is listed under DLIs. The students can check the DLI-approved institution’s list on the Government's official Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

International students can also find the DLI number of the institution to which they have applied on the offer letter provided by the university/ college. While applying for the Canadian student visa, the students must mention the DLI number of the institution to which they are being admitted. Moreover, International students who wish to stay in Canada after graduation should choose a DLI institute that will allow them to meet all requirements for a Post-Graduation Work Permit. Some DLI institutes do not allow Post-study Work (PSW) permits.

What are Non-DLI Schools?

If the school does not have official permission from the authority as a DLI, then it is a non-DLI school. Non-DLI schools are not eligible to host international students. If the students submit a study permit application for a non-DLI school, it will be refused.

Changing a Canadian DLI Number

An international student can change their study level, institution, and program of study if they are studying on a valid study permit. However, depending on the intended change, the students may have to notify the appropriate immigration authority depending on the intended change. Further, students can apply for a new study permit or get a study permit extension.

If an international student wishes to change the program in the same institution, then there is no need to apply for a study permit again or contact IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to update them on the changes.

If the student is changing their institutions within the same level of study, then they are required to contact IRCC and notify them regarding the change of institution. The students must remember that their new institution must be included in the DLI list Canada. Whereas, if students wish to transfer from an institution outside of the province of Quebec to an institution inside the province of Quebec, they will have to obtain a certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) before transferring.

If the student is changing the level of study from secondary education to post-secondary education, then they have to apply for a new study permit from IRCC.

Moving to a School in Quebec

The process of applying for a study permit for DLI institutes in Quebec involves an extra step. Since the provinces of Quebec reserves more control over the authorisation of international students than Canada’s other provinces and territories. Firstly, international students must obtain a certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Quebec Government before applying for a study permit. Once they have a CAQ, there is usually no need to apply for a new study permit. However, the student should update IRCC with their new information.

Steps to change DLI

To change your DLI number, follow these steps:

Step 1: Sign in to your MyCIC record

Step 2: Find the Designated Learning Institution student transfer segment and snap transfer from the DLI number.

Step 3: Enter your application number and snap. Search for the application.

Step 4: Enter more insights concerning your unique review grant application.

Step 5: Enter your new DLI number, student ID number, and beginning date at your new school. Snap Submit move.

Step 6: Review the subtleties of your exchange. On the off chance that all the data is right, click confirm the transfer.

Step 7: You ought to get a notice that your exchange is finished. This affirms that you have informed the Canadian administration of your goal to change DLIs.

List of Designated Learning Institutions in British Columbia

College/University Name

Location

DLI Number

Work permit allowed or not

Camosun College

Victoria

O19361235542

Yes

College of New Caledonia

Prince George

O19360977332

Yes

College of the Rockies

Cranbrook

O19377233362

Yes

Academy of Learning College - Abbotsford

Abbotsford, Langley

O212477056057

No

Camber College

Powell River

O19219937972

No

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Surrey

O19350676872

Yes

Arbutus College of Communication Arts, Business & Technology

Vancouver

O19219834012

No

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo

O19395299688

Yes

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Burnaby, Vancouver

O19330128542

Yes

Trinity Western University

Langley, Richmond

O19330231062

Yes

List of Designated Learning Institutions in Ontario

College/University Name

Location

DLI Number

Work permit allowed or not

Conestoga College

Kitchener

O19376158572

Yes

George Brown College

Toronto

O19283850612

Yes

ABC Access Business College

North York

O242732890457

No

Seneca College

Toronto

O19395536013

Yes

AIMS College Healthcare Management Technology

Mississauga

O135631727752

No

BizTech College of Health Sciences, Business & Technology

Mississauga

O19304029082

No

Niagara College Canada

Virgil

O19396019469

Yes

Northern College

Kirkland Lake

O19315830082

Yes

Humber College

Orangeville

O19376943122

Yes

Canadian College of Health, Science and Technology

Windsor

O19395677987

No

List of Designated Learning Institutions in Alberta

College/University Name

Location

DLI Number

Work permit allowed or not

Ambrose University

Calgary

O18713147522

Yes

Bay River College

Calgary

O121321694207

No

University of Alberta

Edmonton

O19257171832

Yes

CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care

Calgary

O262084414542

No

Canadian Health and Business College

Calgary

O263194936682

No

NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)

St. Albert

O18713200642

Yes

The King’s University

Edmonton

O18713250142

Yes

Wholistic Health Training & Research Centre Ltd

Edmonton

O121289584447

No

Springbank Air Training College

Calgary

O19257198622

Yes

Newman Theological College

Edmonton

O19391057177

Yes

List of Designated Learning Institutions in Quebec

College/University Name

Location

DLI Number

Work permit allowed or not

Concordia University

Montreal

O19359011007

Yes

McGill University

Montreal

O19359011033

Yes

Bishop’s University

Sherbrooke

O19359010995

Yes

Cégep de Drummondville

Drummondville

O19359201445

Yes

Centre Performance Plus

Lachute

O246881964299

Yes

Centre PACC-Formation professionnelle

Lasalle

O246881964281

Yes

Institut de technologie agroalimentaire

La Pocatiere

O19359010950

Yes

 

List of Designated Learning Institutions in Nova Scotia

College/University Name

Location

DLI Number

Work permit allowed or not

Atlantic School of Theology

Halifax

O19391556837

Yes

Cape Breton University

Sydney

O19391556824

Yes

Academy of Cosmetology

Dartmouth

O214965234137

No

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax

O19301947442

Yes

Saint Mary’s University

Halifax

O19021279692

Yes

Success College of Applied Arts and Technology

Lower Sackville

O19391557027

No

Academy of Learning College - Halifax

Halifax

O111596476281

No

Maritime Business College

Dartmouth

O19391557015

No

University of King’s College

Halifax

O19391556768

Yes

East Coast International College

Halifax

O267638647882

No

 

The students who wish to study in Canada may contact our expert education counsellors at any branch of Meridean Overseas Education Consultant (MOEC). For more queries or any details, you can mail us at application02@meridean.org or call us at 1800-1230-00011.

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