COVID-19 Response Information – CanIL Classes Remain Fully Online

Last updated: February 13, 2021

CanIL Community,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our January-April 2021 CanIL programs are operating fully online with no face-to-face classes, in accordance with the practices of our respective host institutions – Trinity Western University, and Tyndale University. Please note the following for International and Canadian students then also check the COVID-19 page links for Trinity or Tyndale, as applicable.

For International Students:

  1. International Air-Arrivals. Starting February 22, 2021 all international air arrivals will be required to begin quarantine in a designated hotel with mandatory testing upon arrival, in addition to pre-departure negative COVID-19 testing. The stay at a government-approved hotel until results are confirmed may take up to 72-hours and will be at an out-of-pocket cost of approximately $2,000/per person. IF the test result is negative, the traveler may complete the duration of their mandatory 14-day quarantine at home/approved quarantine destination.
  2. International Land-Arrivals. Starting February 15, 2021 all land border arrivals will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to crossing the border.

More details on these and all travel related requirements can be found here.

For Canadian Students:

We have also been notified to possibly expect inter-provincial travel restrictions such as  quarantine measures in the near future, in response to the rise of new virus variants across Canada. The BC Provincial Health Officer has already said BC residents should plan to spend Family Day in their local communityWith this in mind we strongly advise all employees not to make any travel plans at this time.

Trinity Western University, Spring 2021

Please review up-to-date information about TWU’s response to COVID-19 at

Tyndale University, Winter 2021

Please review up-to-date information about Tyndale’s response to COVID-19 at

Summer@CanIL, June 14-August 13, 2021

Our Summer 2021 program, based at Trinity Western University, is expected at this time to be offered fully online. All regular summer courses will be offered, and will be accessible to students regardless of time zone. Should the COVID and Immigration context permit, some students may be able to come to CanIL and experience in-person community-building under the relevant health protocols. In this case, accepted students will be welcome to attend the CanIL West campus, at TWU in Langley, BC. For students unable to attend in person, CanIL will continue to provide excellent online courses, and will do everything possible to support community-building online.

As the situation continues to unfold, this page will be updated.

Please contact us with your questions at