Overview

Foreign nationals seeking to study in Ontario for six months or longer must:

A DLI that meets these requirements for designation falls under what is often referred to as the International Student Program (ISP).

Learn the requirements all postsecondary institutions in Ontario must meet under the ISP when applying for a:

  • first-time designation
  • re-designation

This document remains in effect until it is superseded or is  explicitly revoked. It also replaces the following documents:

  • Implementation Guideline for Postsecondary Institutions to Apply for Institutional Designation Under the International Student Program
  • Policy Paper: Designation of Postsecondary Institutions Under the International Student Program (ISP)
  • 2015 Requirements for Designation of Postsecondary Institutions for the purposes of the International Student Program

Postsecondary institutions:
If you require application forms for designation or re-designation under the ISP, or have any questions about the ISP requirements and the general process, email:

 ISP@ontario.ca

International students:
Learn more if you are interested in attending a postsecondary institution in Ontario.

ISP Designation process

A Postsecondary Institution, whether or not it is designated at the time of its application, is eligible to receive an offer for Designation only if:

  1. it submits a complete Application for Designation
    and
  2. Ontario is satisfied it meets the requirements for Designation that are set out in this document

A Postsecondary Institution that meets these conditions (a successful applicant) will be required to enter into an agreement with Ontario as represented by the Minister of Colleges and Universities (a Designation Agreement) before it will be designated or re-designated. Successful applicants will become designated on the date that the Designation Agreement is fully executed by the successful applicant and Ontario.

Each successful applicant's Designation Agreement will specify the date on which the Designation Agreement expires. An institution ceases to be designated on the date the Designation Agreement expires.

Designation of an institution is site-specific. Each Campus and Branch Location that the institution wishes to be included in its Designation must be specified in the institution's Application for Designation. If an institution is designated for ISP purposes, its Designation applies only to those Campuses and Branch Locations that are specified in the institution's Designation Agreement.

If at a later date a designated institution wishes to add an additional Campus or Branch location, the institution may apply for an amendment to its Designation Agreement to add the additional location. The institution will be required to provide evidence of compliance with the ISP Requirements with respect to the additional Campus or Branch Location.

Only institutions that are designated for the purposes of the ISP are eligible to receive international students requiring a Study Permit to attend a program of study that is six months in duration or longer.

Re-designation application

If an institution submits a new complete Application for Designation on or before the expiry of its current Designation Agreement, the institution will remain designated pending the decision on its application (a Continuing Designation). Institutions with Continuing Designations will be required to continue to meet the requirements of their current Designation Agreements.

If an institution's current Designation Agreement expires before it submits a complete Application for Designation, or if an institution's Application for Designation is unsuccessful, the institution will cease to be designated for the purposes of the ISP and Ontario will notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that the institution should be removed from the list of Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs).

Requests for reconsideration

An institution whose Application for Designation is unsuccessful may request a reconsideration of the decision by submitting a request in writing within 30 days of receiving notice of an unsuccessful application. A request for reconsideration must set out the reasons for the request and must be accompanied by such supporting documents which the applicant considers relevant to the request.

A request will be considered only if it raises new information or explanations that are relevant to the ISP Requirements.

ISP requirements

1.0 Definitions

Application for Designation
means an application for Designation or Re-designation submitted after December 4, 2015
Associated Institution
means an institution identified in Schedule A to this document that is a federate or affiliate of a publicly-assisted Institution
Branch Location
means a physical site operated by a third party at which an institution provides postsecondary education through the third party
Campus
means a physical site at which an institution directly provides postsecondary education
Designation
means the approval of an institution by Ontario at the Campus(es) and Branch Location(s) specified by Ontario pursuant to clause (a)(ii) of section 211.1 of the IRP Regulations
Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
has the same meaning as in section 211.1 of the IRP Regulations
Indigenous Institute
means an Indigenous Institute prescribed for the purposes of section 6 of the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017
International Student
means a foreign national authorized to engage in postsecondary education or training in Canada under a Study Permit issued under the IRP Regulations
International Student Program and ISP
mean the program governing the issuance of Study Permits by Canada to International Students wishing to attend or attending a Postsecondary Educational Institution in Canada, and the Designation of such institutions by Canadian provinces and territories for this purpose as provided for in the IRP Regulations
IRPA
means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, as amended from time to time
IRP Regulations
means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, SOR/2002-227, made under the IRPA, as amended from time to time
ISP Requirements
means this document as amended from time to time, including the overview section, these provisions, and all appendices
Language Program Accreditor
means a language program accreditor that is identified in Schedule "A" to this document or an equivalent language program accreditor that is satisfactory to the Minister
Minister
means the Minister of Colleges and Universities
Ministry
means the Ministry of Colleges and Universities
OSAP
means the Ontario Student Assistance Program, which encompasses Ontario and Canada loans, grants and awards provided to postsecondary students from time to time, including Ontario student loans
PCCA
means the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 28, Sched. L and its regulations, as amended from time to time
Previous Designation Agreement
means a previous agreement between an institution and Ontario for the purposes of granting Designation to the institution that was effective at any time between June 1, 2014 and the date of the institution's Application for Designation, inclusively
Private Career College
has the same meaning as under the PCCA
Private Postsecondary Institution
means a Postsecondary Education Institution that does not receive direct, regular, and ongoing operating funds from Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario for the purposes of postsecondary education
PSECEA
means the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 36, Sched. and its regulations, as amended from time to time
PSECEA Consent
means the written consent of the Minister to an institution authorizing the institution to offer all or part of a degree program, or do anything else prohibited under sections 2 and 3 of the PSECEA without a consent, subject to the terms and conditions specified in the written consent, pursuant to section 4 of PSECEA
Publicly-Assisted Institution
means a college of applied arts and technology, a university, an Indigenous Institute or another institution that receives direct, regular, and ongoing operating funds from Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario for the purposes of postsecondary education
Study Permit
has the same meaning as in section 2 of the IRP Regulations

2.0 Requirements for Designation

2.1 An institution will be considered for Designation if:

  1. it meets the applicable requirements set out in sections 3.0 to 19.0, inclusively
  2. it submits an Application for Designation to the Ministry, as required
  3. the Minister or a person designated by the Minister is satisfied that the institution will administer the ISP with integrity and honesty

3.0 Compliance with applicable Ontario legislation and policies

3.1 If the institution is a Publicly-Assisted Institution:

  1. it submits its annual Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA) report-back to the ministry, if applicable and if required by the ministry
  2. it demonstrates key performance indicators satisfactory to the Minister, if it is subject to a ministry requirement for measuring key performance indicators
  3. it is in compliance with all binding policy directives or orders issued by the Minister, another Ontario Minister, or other official or body authorized under Ontario legislation to issue such directives, if the institution is subject to such directives
  4. it is in compliance with the terms and conditions of PSECEA Consent(s), if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents
  5. if the institution is an Indigenous Institute, it complies with (d), if applicable, and/or it has been determined by the Council prescribed under subsection 2(1) of the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017, that the Institute meets the standards and benchmarks established by the Council to assess the institutional capacity of the Indigenous Institute, and the Institute complies with any conditions identified by the Council to protect the interests of students

3.2 If a Publicly-Assisted Institution is applying to include an Associated Institution or an Indigenous Institute in its Designation:

  1. the Publicly-Assisted Institution meets the requirements set out in section 3.1
  2. the Associated Institution's or Indigenous Institute's affiliation, federation, or other agreement with the Publicly-Assisted Institution remains in effect,
    and
  3. the Associated Institution or Indigenous Institute has not been subject to an order or administrative monetary penalty issued under the PCCA or PSECEA in the three consecutive years immediately prior to its Application for Designation

3.3 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it is in compliance with:
    1. all applicable legislation for which the Minister is responsible
      and
    2. all applicable policy directives issued by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges
  2. it has not been subject to an order or administrative monetary penalty issued under the PCCA or PSECEA in the three consecutive years immediately prior to its Application for Designation
  3. it is in compliance with all terms and conditions of its approval for the purposes of OSAP, if it is approved for those purposes
  4. it has demonstrated key performance indicators that meet or exceed any performance objectives set out in policy directives issued by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges in order to maintain the Superintendent's approval of its vocational programs, if it offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA
  5. it has demonstrated key performance indicators satisfactory to the Minister, if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents and is subject to a requirement for measuring key performance indicators
  6. it has complied with any mandatory program accreditation or review of a vocational program, if it offers a vocational program pursuant to approval under the PCCA and such accreditation or review is required as part of the approval of that program and
  7. it is in compliance with the terms and conditions of PSECEA Consent(s), if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents

4.0 Compliance with all other applicable legislation

4.1 The institution is in compliance with all other federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal legislation to which it is subject.

4.2 Without limiting the generality of section 4.1, the institution has not, at any time, failed to comply with legislation administered by the Canada Border Services Agency or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

4.3 No corporate director, corporate officer, controlling shareholder, owner, partner, or other person who manages or directs the affairs of the institution has a prior conviction with respect to offences under the Criminal Code or other federal, provincial, or territorial legislation.

4.4 Despite section 4.3, the Minister or a person designated by the Minister is satisfied that:

  1. the institution will be operated in accordance with the law and with integrity and honesty
  2. if a prior conviction occurred five or more years before the institution's Application for Designation, Designation of the institution despite the prior conviction would not jeopardize the integrity of the International Student Program or the Designation process
    and
  3. if a prior conviction occurred less than five years before the institution's Application for Designation, the act(s) or omission(s) upon which the prior conviction was based were minor in nature or did not:
    1. relate to the provision of education, including postsecondary education
    2. relate to immigration matters
    3. adversely affect student experience with a school or an institution
      or
    4. induce a student to apply for admission in a school or an institution where the student would not have applied but for the act(s) or omission(s)

5.0 Debts to the Crown and payments due under governing legislation

5.1 The institution is not in arrears with respect to any payment schedule related to a debt owing to Ontario, any other province or territory of Canada, or Canada.

5.2 If the institution is a Private Career College, in addition to the requirement in section 5.1:

  1. it has paid all amounts due under Part IV of Ontario Regulation 414/06, made under the PCCA
    and
  2. it has paid all refunds owed to students in accordance with the fee refund policy required by the PCCA

6.0 History of providing postsecondary education programs in Ontario

6.1 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution, it has been delivering postsecondary education programs in Ontario for at least three consecutive years immediately before its Application for Designation
or

6.2 A Private Postsecondary Institution that does not satisfy section 6.1, may be eligible for Designation if it is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Minister or his or her designate that the institution is low-risk, financially viable, and capable of continuously delivering high-quality and regulation-compliant postsecondary education.

7.0 Sufficient financial capacity

7.1 If a Publicly-Assisted Institution is applying to include an Associated Institution or an Indigenous Institute in its Designation, the Publicly-Assisted Institution is satisfied that the Associated Institution or Indigenous Institute has sufficient financial capacity to provide the programs of study to be delivered in whole or in part by or through the Associated Institution or Indigenous Institute to International Students.

7.2 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution, the Minister or a person designated by the Minister is satisfied that the institution has sufficient financial capacity to provide to International Students the programs or training that the institution delivers or plans to deliver.

8.0 (removed)

Note: The requirements in this section have been removed to streamline the ISP Designation process. Reference to the section has been kept to maintain the original numbering of sections for readers familiar with previous versions of the requirements to become a Designated Learning Institution in the International Student Program.

9.0 Designation of campuses and branch locations

9.1 A Campus will be considered for inclusion in a Designation only if:

  1. the Campus is clearly identified in the institution's Application for Designation
  2. the institution agrees to track International Student enrolment at the Campus and submit International Student enrolment reports for the Campus to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada at all mandatory enrolment reporting periods and on request
  3. if the institution is a Publicly-Assisted Institution and if it is also required to record student enrolments in the ministry's Postsecondary Financial Information System, in addition to section 9.1 (b) it also records and accepts student enrolments in the ministry's Postsecondary Financial Information System
    and
  4. if the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution, the Minister or a person designated by the Minister is satisfied, following a ministry-conducted inspection of the Campus, that the Campus is appropriate for the safe and effective delivery of postsecondary education programs

9.2 Without limiting the generality of section 9.1(d), if the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. the institution has a fire inspection report for the Campus
  2. the institution has a certificate of insurance verifying general liability insurance coverage that extends to the Campus
  3. the institution has documentation confirming that it has a right to occupy the premises (for example, lease, deed)
  4. the institution has a floor plan (including photos of all classroom(s), student common area(s), first aid kit(s), fire extinguisher(s), administration/reception area, and file storage location)
  5. the institution identifies the maximum occupancy of students per classroom
    and
  6. any additional documentation as required by the ministry to ensure safe and effective delivery of postsecondary programs

9.3 A Branch Location will be considered for inclusion in a Designation only if:

  1. it meets the requirements set out in sections 9.1 and 9.2 as if it were a Campus
  2. students studying at the Branch Location are registered students of the institution
  3. the institution has satisfied the Minister or a person designated by the Minister that students studying at the Branch Location are entitled to an equivalent standard of program delivery and an equivalent standard of services as students studying at the institution's Campuses, including but not limited to academic support and advisory services
  4. the third-party operator responsible to the institution for operating the Branch Location is Designated
    and
  5. the Branch Location is included in the Designation of the third-party operator responsible to the institution for operating the Branch Location

10.0 Maintenance of student files

10.1 If the institution is a Publicly-Assisted Institution, it maintains a file for each International Student that includes:

  1. a record of enrolment
  2. the results of academic assessments
  3. copies of documents demonstrating the International Student's academic progress
    and
  4. copies of documents demonstrating whether the International Student completed his or her program

10.2 If a Publicly-Assisted Institution is applying to include an Associated Institution or an Indigenous Institute in its Designation:

  1. the Publicly-Assisted Institution meets the requirements set out in section 10.1
    and
  2. the Publicly-Assisted Institution is satisfied that the Associated Institution or Indigenous Institute maintains a file for each International Student that includes:
    1. a record of enrolment
    2. the results of academic assessments
    3. copies of documents demonstrating the International Student's academic progress
      and
    4. copies of documents demonstrating whether the International Student completed his or her program

10.3 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it complies with all requirements relating to the maintenance of student files in the PCCA for its vocational students, if it offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA
  2. it complies with any terms and conditions of PSECEA Consent(s) regarding the maintenance of student files for students enrolled in programs offered pursuant to such PSECEA Consent(s), if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents
  3. it maintains, in respect of each International Student, a student file that includes, at a minimum:
    1. the International Student's full name and date of birth
    2. the International Student's address while in Canada and type of stay (for example, homestay, apartment)
    3. all phone numbers at which the International Student can be reached, both while in Canada and at the International Student's permanent address
    4. the International Student's email address(es)
    5. the International Student's country of origin
    6. the International Student's primary language
    7. a record of the results of academic evaluations of the International Student by the institution
    8. a record of the results of admissions tests performed by the International Student
    9. a copy of the signed contract between the institution and International Student containing the information and terms required by section 13.1(c)
    10. evidence that the International Student obtained health insurance prior to beginning the program
      and
    11. the International Student's Study Permit number, date of entry into Canada, and Study Permit expiry date
  4. it retains each International Student file for a minimum of three years after the International Student has ceased to be enrolled at the institution
    and
  5. it ensures that each past, current, and future International Student has access to his or her transcript for at least 25 years after the student terminates studies at the institution or for such longer period as may be required by applicable legislation

11.0 Recruitment practices

11.1 The institution's recruitment practices, including promotional activities and advertising, demonstrate an honest and ethical approach to recruiting International Students.

11.2 The institution has complied with all applicable federal, provincial, and territorial legislation regarding advertisements for the three consecutive years immediately prior to its Application for Designation, unless it satisfies section 6.2.

11.3 The institution's advertising conforms to applicable guidelines established by the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards.

11.4 The institution is in compliance with the requirements of the EduCanada: A world of possibilities/Un monde de possibilités Brand Policy, or a subsequent brand policy that supersedes that policy, if it is eligible to use that brand.

11.5 The institution informs prospective International Students in writing that it will not retain or withhold an International Student's passport, Study Permit, or similar document under any circumstances.

11.6 If the institution is a Publicly-Assisted Institution that is subject to Minister's binding policy directives, its recruitment practices, including but not limited to its promotional activities and advertisements, comply with such directives.

11.7 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it complies with advertising requirements established under the PCCA, if it offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA
  2. it complies with any terms and conditions of its PSECEA Consent(s) regarding advertising, if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents
  3. it complies with all advertising standards of a Language Program Accreditor, if it delivers or plans to deliver language training to International Students
  4. it informs each prospective International Student in writing of the full cost of the student's program of study and the institution's fee refund policy prior to collecting any fees from that student
    and
  5. none of the institution's advertising or recruitment materials:
    1. guarantees admission to, or successful completion of, a program offered by the institution
    2. guarantees that a prospective International Student will receive a Study Permit to attend a program offered by the institution
      or
    3. contains a statement that misleads or is likely to mislead a student

12.0 Programs of study

12.1 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it complies with the requirements set out in the PCCA regarding the approval of vocational programs and regarding substantial changes to vocational programs, if it offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA
  2. it is in compliance with the terms and conditions of PSECEA Consent(s), if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents
    and
  3. it is accredited by a Language Program Accreditor, if it delivers or plans to deliver language training to International Students

13.0 Student contracts

13.1 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it complies with student contract requirements set out in the PCCA for vocational students, if it offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA
  2. it complies with the terms and conditions of PSECEA Consent(s) for students enrolled in programs offered pursuant to such consent(s), if has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents
  3. it maintains and uses International Student contracts for any program of study or training not governed by subsections 13.1(a) or (b) that include, at a minimum,
    1. the institution's legal name
    2. the name of the program or training
    3. all fees payable in relation to the program or training (for example, compulsory fees, International Student fees, and any and all fees in respect of tuition, books, expendable supplies, uniforms and equipment, field trips, major equipment, professional exams, and administration)
    4. a schedule indicating the time and amount of each payment of fees
    5. the tuition refund policy applicable to the program or training
    6. the admission requirements for the program or training
    7. the anticipated duration of the program or training, including the anticipated start and end dates for the program or training
    8. the expected hours of instruction, lab participation, and placement expectations, as applicable, that are required to complete the program or training
    9. the modules of the program or training, as applicable, and the requirements for successful completion of the program or training
    10. the credential that will be awarded on successful completion of the program or training or an acknowledgement by the International Student that no credential will be awarded
    11. an acknowledgment by the International Student that he or she has received a copy of the statement of student rights and responsibilities identified in section 14.2(d)
      and
    12. a signed acknowledgment by the International Student that he or she has read the contract and has received a copy of the contract

14.0 Admissions and academic policies

14.1 The institution:

  1. maintains written, easily-understood admissions and academic policies, including policies governing a student's academic standing at the institution
    and
  2. makes such admissions and academic policies available to past, current, and future International Students at all times

14.2 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution, the admissions and academic policies identified in section 14.1 include:

  1. a definition of academic dishonesty
  2. the method used to evaluate student work, including grading and appeals
  3. provisions regarding withdrawals and dismissals
    and
  4. a statement of student rights and responsibilities setting out information about:
    1. the institution's International Student contract
    2. fee collection
    3. fee refunds
    4. the sale of students' good and services
    5. transcripts
    6. credentials
    7. the institution's student complaint procedure

14.3 If the institution offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA, it complies with any and all requirements established pursuant to the PCCA regarding the admission of students, including language proficiency and credential assessment requirements.

14.4 If the institution has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents, it will be deemed to have satisfied sections 14.1 and 14.2 with respect to the program(s) for which the PSECEA Consent(s) has or have been granted.

15.0 Student complaint procedure

15.1 If the institution is a Publicly-Assisted Institution, it has a written, easily-understood student complaint procedure that is available to past, current, and future International Students at all times.

15.2 If a Publicly-Assisted Institution is applying to include an Associated Institution or an Indigenous Institute in its Designation, the Publicly-Assisted Institution is satisfied that the Associated Institution or Indigenous Institute has a written, easily-understood student complaint procedure that is available to past, current, and future International Students at all times.

15.3 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it complies with the requirements of the PCCA regarding student complaint procedures, if it offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA
  2. it complies with any terms and conditions of PSECEA Consent(s) regarding student complaint practices and policies, if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents
  3. it complies, in respect of language training, with standards regarding student complaint procedures that are set by the Language Program Accreditor that accredited the language training or it complies with section 15.3(d) if the Language Program Accreditor does not set such standards, if it delivers or plans to deliver language training to International Students
    and
  4. it maintains a student complaint procedure for any program or training not governed by sections 15.3(a), (b), or (c) that includes, at a minimum:
    1. a requirement that a complaint, concern, or question be made in writing
    2. the person or persons, identified by position, who will decide whether to dismiss the complaint or make a recommendation as to any further action in relation to the complaint
    3. the process to be followed by the institution in resolving the complaint, concern, or question which shall include:
      1. giving the student making the complaint an opportunity to make oral submissions
      2. allowing the student to have a person present with the student at all stages of the proceedings
        and
      3. the right of the student to have the person referred to in section 15.3(d)(3)(ii) to make submissions on his or her behalf
    4. a description of the manner in which complaints, submissions, and decisions will be recorded
    5. the maximum length of time that may elapse between the date the complaint is submitted and the date a decision is issued by the institution
    6. a requirement that the institution's decision be written
      and
    7. a procedure for reviewing a decision

16.0 Fee refund policy

16.1 If the institution is a Publicly-Assisted Institution, it has a written, easily-understood fee refund policy that:

  1. is available to past, current, and future International Students at any time
    and
  2. is consistent with applicable ministry policies

16.2 If a Publicly-Assisted Institution is applying to include an Associated Institution or an Indigenous Institute in its Designation, the Publicly-Assisted Institution is satisfied that the Associated Institution or Indigenous Institute has a written, easily-understood fee refund policy that is available to past, current, and future International Students at any time.

16.3 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it complies with the fee refund requirements set out in the PCCA , if it offers vocational programs requiring approval under the PCCA
  2. it complies with the terms and conditions of PSECEA Consent(s) regarding fee refunds, if it has been granted one or more PSECEA Consents
  3. it complies, in respect of language training, with standards regarding fee refunds that are set by the Language Program Accreditor that accredited the training or it complies with section 16.3(d) if the Language Program Accreditor does not set such standards, if it delivers or plans to deliver language training to International Students
    and
  4. it maintains a written, easily-understood fee refund policy for any program or training not governed by sections 16.3(a), (b), or (c) that sets out the circumstances in which the institution will pay a tuition or other fee refund to a student

17.0 Student supports

17.1 The institution identifies by position a person or persons responsible for providing, coordinating, or overseeing the provision of supports to International Students.

17.2 The institution does not and will not retain or withhold an International Student's passport, Study Permit, or similar document under any circumstances.

17.3 If the institution is a Publicly-Assisted Institution, it ensures that supports are available to International Students that meet their specific needs including, at a minimum, the supports set out in sections 17.5(b)(1) to 17.5(b)(7), inclusively.

17.4 If a Publicly-Assisted Institution is applying to include an Associated Institution or an Indigenous Institute in its Designation, the Publicly-Assisted Institution is satisfied that the Associated Institution or Indigenous Institute provides International Student supports that include, at a minimum, the supports set out in sections 17.5(b)(1) to 17.5(b)(7), inclusively.

17.5 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution:

  1. it complies, in respect of language training, with standards regarding student support services that are set by the Language Program Accreditor that accredited the training or it complies with section 17.5(b) if the accrediting body does not set such standards, if it delivers or plans to deliver language training to International Students
    and
  2. it provides or ensures the availability of supports to International Students for any program or training not governed by section17.5(a) that include, at a minimum:
    1. housing supports, such as specific homestay arrangements or links to one or more organizations to assist with finding appropriate housing if the institution does not provide housing itself
    2. a mechanism to provide health insurance for International Students, or information on where such insurance can be obtained
    3. academic, career and peer counselling supports or links to such supports in the community
    4. links to cultural or religious community organizations
    5. health and other social service supports, or links to such supports in the community
    6. a current list of contacts at the nearest embassy or consulate representing the student's country of citizenship
      and
    7. orientation or welcome services for International Students

18.0 Confirming and reporting enrolment

18.1 The institution has designated at least one person responsible for completing and submitting International Student enrolment reports to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada at all mandatory enrolment reporting periods, and on request.

19.0 Institutions that have been previously designated

19.1 If the institution is a Private Postsecondary Institution that has been previously Designated, whether or not it is Designated at the time of submitting its Application for Designation, it complied with its Previous Designation Agreement(s).

19.2 Despite section 19.1, if the institution has not demonstrated compliance with its Previous Designation Agreement(s), the Minister or a person designated by the Minister is satisfied that the failure to comply:

  1. was minor in nature
  2. did not jeopardize the integrity of the International Student Program or the Designation process
  3. did not prejudice International Students' interests; or
  4. was remedied by the institution to the Minister's or his or her designate's satisfaction during the term of its Previous Designation Agreement(s)

Schedule A

The federates and affiliates identified below are included in the definition of "Associated Institution" for the purposes of the ISP Requirements.

Federates:

Assumption University: Federated with the University of Windsor

Emmanuel College: Federated with the University of Toronto through Victoria University

Knox College: Federated with the University of Toronto

Martin Luther University College: Federated with Wilfrid Laurier University

Regis College: Federated with the University of Toronto

St. Augustine's Seminary: Federated with the University of Toronto

St. Jerome's University: Federated with the University of Waterloo

St. Paul University: Federated with the University of Ottawa

University of St. Michael's College: Federated with the University of Toronto

University of Trinity College: Federated with the University of Toronto

Victoria University: Federated with the University of Toronto

Wycliffe College: Federated with the University of Toronto

Affiliates:

Brescia University College: Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario

Canterbury College: Affiliated with the University of Windsor

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary: Affiliated with Brock University

Conrad Grebel University College: Affiliated with the University of Waterloo

Dominican University College: Affiliated with Carleton University

Huron University College: Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario

Iona College: Affiliated with the University of Windsor

King's University College: Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario

McMaster Divinity College: Affiliated with McMaster University

Renison University College: Affiliated with the University of Waterloo

St. Paul's University College: Affiliated with the University of Waterloo

St. Peter's Seminary: Affiliated with University of Western Ontario (King's University College)

Federations dissolved:

Huntington University: Federation with Laurentian University

Thorneloe University: Federation with Laurentian University

University of Sudbury: Federation with Laurentian University

The following entity is included in the definition of Language Program Accreditor for the purposes of the ISP Requirements:

Languages Canada