The Canadian government has been working with provinces, territories, and other stakeholders, to allow international students to study in Canada. As a part of it, your school can welcome international students in Canada.
To welcomes international students, your institution must be qualified as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
Details Information for Canadian Schools
How to Become Qualified As DLI?
To qualify as a DLI, your school needs to work with your province or territory. Each province and territories have their own requirements for accrediting schools.
You’ll need to contact your provincial or territorial authority to become a DLI. Once you have been qualified as a DLI, the provincial authority will contact the IRCC officers. Then you will get an instruction to enroll in the DLI portal.
DLI portal provides valuable information on international student status, enrolled institution’s status, and many more.
How to Enroll In DLI Portal?
When your relevant provincial or territorial authority qualifies you as a DLI, you’ll need to enroll in the DLI portal. Follow the DLI enrolment guide to register and use the portal.
Once you enroll in the portal, you’ll receive a DLI number and an online account. The officers will add your school to Canada’s DLI list.
All DLIs must use the DLI portal to complete reports on the academic enrolment status of international status. The institution must report every April and November after getting an email notification for completion and submission.
The DLI guide on compliance reporting is available on the IRCC website. It includes step-by-step instructions on completing a reporting request.
The government of Canada collects information from the DLI portal. So, they can assess whether the study permit holder in Canada meets their conditions. When any student doesn’t meet the requirements, they issue a removal order.