As part of our response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, this website has been created to provide students, staff, agents, and homestay families with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, including tips for staying healthy, information for travelers, and other useful resources.
September 30, 2023
📢 Announcement from The Government of Canada 📢
As of October 1, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will NO longer have to:
❌ Submit public health information through the – – ArriveCAN app or website;
❌ Provide proof of vaccination;
❌ Undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
❌ Carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
❌ Monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada;
❌ Undergo health checks for travel on air and rail;
❌ Or wear masks on planes and trains.
📲 For more information, please visit the Government of Canada’s website: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid
📚 For information about Heartland English classes, please visit: www.heartlandenglish.com/
March 23, 2022 (Mississauga)
As of March 23, 2022, the City of Mississauga has done the following:
Businesses and organizations have the authority to continue to keep their own policies and requirements in place. Students are encouraged to be mindful and respectful of remaining public health measures and individual policies at restaurants, bars, retailers and other settings.
January 13, 2022 (updated)
In the effort to keep our current and future students updated with COVID 19 information such as cleaning protocols, contact tracing, masks, social
distancing, and vaccination requirements, a new guide called Heartland Winnipeg – COVID-19 and Vaccination Information for students is now available online and applies to Winnipeg students only.
Click on the link below to access the new guide:
September 7, 2021
– COVID-19 POLICY UPDATE – At Heartland, we strive to create a safe working and learning environment and we continue to adjust our policies to align with these goals and to meet with governmental requirements. COVID-19 vaccines are now readily available in Canada, and therefore, new safety protocols are being recommended federally and provincially which may affect our two Heartland locations differently. Our school in Winnipeg, Manitoba and our school in Mississauga, Ontario may, at times, have separate requirements for in-person class attendance. From Tuesday September 7th Heartland Mississauga will be implementing our COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Policy. The policy will require all students, staff, and contractors to be fully vaccinated in order to access our campus. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be provided with information on vaccines and required to participate in routine, rapid COVID-19 antigen or PCR testing. Details about implementation will be available in the coming weeks.
Please read more about our Heartland Mississauga COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Policy
July 19, 2021
July 15, 2021
(On this request form under the “Reason for Request”, students must check the box indicating that they want a paper copy of the immunization record mailed to their home address.)
NOTE: Using this online form, students can also add information about vaccines they received outside of Manitoba
June 21, 2021
You may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you:
Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from:
Travel restrictions on who can enter Canada remain in place.
Foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) coming to Canada for non-essential reasons will be turned away at the border.
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Previous provisions in place for all other sectors in this region remain in place. Further direction or additional restrictions may put in place by public health at any time.
September 25, 2020
Heartland International English School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is ready to welcome international students back for in-person classes. International students and their co-arriving family members traveling to Canada and Manitoba must follow government regulations for the COVID-19 pandemic to keep travellers and communities safe. We have developed a COVID-19 Guidelines document which outlines what international students and co-arriving family members must do while traveling and upon arrival in Manitoba to meet these requirements. Heartland International English School is committed to operating in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of students, staff, host families, and communities. We have based the guidelines on local, provincial and federal standards and recommendations. The Manitoba government provided Canada’s Guidance for post-secondary institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic
August 28, 2020
These measures are available to eligible students who hold a valid study permit, have been approved for a study permit, and those who have submitted a study permit application prior to commencing a program of study in the spring, summer or fall 2020 semester, or the January 2021 semester. All student must eventually be approved for a study permit.
IRCC will issue further guidance on our website to assure students that they won’t be disadvantaged for a situation beyond their control and they won’t be penalized if they study online for the upcoming school year. IRCC will also continue to work with public health authorities to closely monitor COVID-19 and the impacts on international students and our operations.
For more information:
Please consult the public release which will provide further background on the facilitation measures:
The most recent updates on changes affecting international students can be found here:
August 20, 2020
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May 25, 2020
Discuss your plans with your family, friends and neighbours, and set up a system to check in on each other by phone, email or text during times of need.
Please see the Government of Canada website for suggestions on how to prepare.
May 20, 2020
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May 11, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees
Canada is helping people who face financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Canada, even temporarily, there may be support for you. Some of the information on this page is available in multiple languages.
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April 30, 2020
If results during or at the end of phase one or any future phases are not favourable, the province will not proceed with further easing of secondary public health measures and may reintroduce others. If disease activity remains low, we will give serious consideration in mid-May to reducing the restrictions on group size.
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