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How does the end of the Ontario college strike affect my immigration status?

Now that the Ontario college strike is over, you have until December 5, 2017, to inform your designated learning institution (DLI) what you decide to do about your studies.

Students who stop their studies can get a tuition refund. Those who are staying enrolled can apply for up to $500 in financial aid.

Please be aware, the option you choose can affect your study permit status.

If you stay enrolled for the fall 2017 semester and continue your studies after the strike

If you accept a full tuition refund, stop your studies for the fall 2017 semester, and are enrolled at a DLI for the January 2018 semester

If you accept a full tuition refund, stop your studies for the fall 2017 semester and are enrolled at a DLI for the summer or fall 2018 semester

If you accept a full tuition refund, stop your studies for the fall 2017 semester and are not enrolled at a DLI in the future


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