Canada’s colleges and universities roll out fall pandemic plans

(Last updated at 2:04pm, September 8, 2020.) 

As students head back to Canadian colleges and universities this fall, most will do so via virtual learning platforms, while others will attend smaller, in-person classes as post-secondary institutions try to strike a balance between keeping students and staff safe while moving higher learning forward in the middle of a global pandemic.

CourseCompare.ca is tracking the steps of more than 150 of Canada’s top colleges and universities as they transform campuses to adhere to the recommendations of health officials, grapple with the logistics of moving entire programs online, and confront lost revenues from non-academic activities, events and residences — all while trying to remain financially viable. Meanwhile, schools are watching closely to see if international students — considered vital to the bottom line of many Canadian campuses — will enroll for fall 2020.

As part of our ongoing coverage this fall, we will monitor the evolving landscape as it develops for colleges and universities in 2020/2021. Here are some highlights of current trends we’re seeing across the country:

CANADA

An average 53 per cent of post-secondary schools in the country will deliver programs online, while 40 per cent have chosen to adopt a hybrid model. About 4 per cent of schools in Canada are offering courses in person — largely in areas where infection rates have been low and where class sizes are typically small with sizeable facilities to accommodate social distancing. On-campus housing has largely been reduced to students living solo in dorms.

As classes will largely be offered online, many student groups have called for tuition rebates, however institutions say they have had to make technology investments to ramp up service for course delivery online. On average, domestic tuition is rising by 1.08 per  cent (105 colleges and universities reporting). However, international student tuition is increasing by 4.43 per cent (based on 70 schools reporting from across all provinces).

The interactive table below shows schools’ plans for the fall, and includes average percentage changes in domestic and international tuition in 2020, as well as the percentage of international students on campus in 2019. Further below, additional tables are available by province, with links to the latest updates at each institution.

SCHOOL PROVINCE DELIVERYFALL STATUS TUITION % (DOMESTIC)TUITION % (INTERNATIONAL)INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCOVID-19 UPDATES
All SchoolsAll Provinces53% online1.10%4.50%18.20%
Acadia University NSHybridAcadia University intends to welcome students back to campus for a COVID-19-ready Fall 2020 term with a hybrid approach to teaching and learning that includes a mix of in-person, online, and virtual course delivery.0.00%9.40%https://www2.acadiau.ca/home.html
Alberta University of the ArtsABOnline Fully online learning in the fall. 0.00%6.50%https://www.auarts.ca/
Alexander CollegeBCOnlineAll courses (including those with laboratory components) will continue to be delivered virtually for the upcoming Summer Intensive and Fall 2020 terms.0.00%https://alexandercollege.ca/campus-notifications/
Algoma University ONOnlineSome student fees are being reduced as classes move online for Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie campuses0.00%41%https://www.algomau.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Copy-of-WEBCOPY-2020-03-25MEMO_-Current-INTL-Students-FAQ-1.pdf
Algonquin College ONHybridThe college will start small by offering select in-person programs and adding more if public health officials allow it. 0.00%0.00%20.00%https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fottawa.ctvnews.ca%2Fsome-students-return-to-in-class-training-at-algonquin-college-1.5014314&data=02%7C01%7Ccarrolc%40algonquincollege.com%7Cce6bfa9419174b0ef04008d82987bc7c%7Cec1bd9240a6a4aa9aa89c980316c0449%7C1%7C0%7C637305010248137306&sdata=v2we%2FwiDAsUtTbpZ139IkJX52R2sqeT5JmbIlD8VlZ8%3D&reserved=0
Arbutus CollegeBCHybridOnline delivery using Zoom. New students will need to complete a health declaration upon entering the campus.0.00%100.00%https://arbutuscollege.com/covid-19/
Assiniboine Community CollegeMBHybridPartial remote learning proposed. 0.00%17.00%https://assiniboine.net/community/news-events/covid-19-response-updates
Athabasca UniversityABOnline As a pioneer in online education, Athabasca will continue university-wide online delivery 7.00%https://news.athabascau.ca/announcements/information-on-covid-19
Aurora College NTOnline Predominantly online delivery with some courses potentially suspended. 0.00%0.00%0.00%http://www.auroracollege.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/Covid-19_Info.aspx
Bishop's University QCIn personA variety of in-person classes are being offered and facemasks are mandatory on campus. 29.60%https://www.ubishops.ca/covid-19-at-bishops-university/covid-19-news/#july15students
Boreal College ONOnlineClasses will resume but be delivered predominantly online. 0.00%https://www.collegeboreal.ca/en/covid-19
Bow Valley CollegeABOnlineBow Valley College will continue to deliver courses online for the fall term7.00%https://bowvalleycollege.ca/our-stories/2020/news/bow-valley-college-response-to-coronavirus-2019-ncov
BrainStation ONOnlineLive (synchronous) delivery using Synapse, proprietary learning management system0.00%0.00%0.00%brainstation.io
Brandon University MBOnline"Mostly online" instruction has been announced for the fall semester, with some in-person labs, studios, and practicums offered where necessary. 3.80%3.80%11.00%https://www.brandonu.ca/news/2020/06/02/brandon-university-plans-fall-term-with-mostly-online-instruction/
British Columbia Institute of TechnologyBCHybridBlended but predominantly online approach complemented by fully in-person classes where necessary to meet requirements for specific credentials. 0.00%13.30%https://www.bcit.ca/covid-19/
Brock University ON OnlineAll undergraduate and graduate courses to be delivered online. 0-5% increase to international student fees (zero for masters and PhD students; 5% for undergraduate studies). 0.00%5.00%13.10%https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/
Cambrian College ONHybridHybrid delivery with a variety of in-person courses for "hands-on" learning 0.00%https://cambriancollege.ca/information-and-updates-on-covid-19/
Camosun CollegeBCHybridLecture components of courses will be online; blended courses that require face-to face instruction will be available for select programs.2.00%11.10%http://camosun.ca/covid19/faq/covid-faqs-students.html
Canadian Mennonite University MBIn personCMU has confirmed it will provide on-campus living and in-person classes beginning Fall 2020, and is the "only fully accredited Manitoba university to do so."0.50%7.00%https://www.cmu.ca/covid-19/
Canadore College ONHybridAnticipated start date of August 4. Hybrid delivery with phased approach expected in spring 2021 0.00%https://cdn.agilitycms.com/canadore-college/covid-19-coronavirus-update--june-24.pdf
Cape Breton University NSOnlineCBU campus facilities remain closed to the public. All classes online. 3.00%65.00%https://www.cbu.ca/future-students/student-services/health-wellness/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-information/
Capilano UniversityBCOnlineCourses this fall will be offered mainly through online delivery with some in-person classes where required and in alignment with B.C.'s health and safety guidelines.2.00%2.00%19.60%https://www.capilanou.ca/about-capu/get-to-know-us/news/2020/title-462655-en.php
Carleton University ONOnlineInternational student fees to increase 5-13% with predominantly online delivery.0.00%13.00%12.50%https://newsroom.carleton.ca/coronavirus-covid-19/faq/#GR1
Centennial College ONOnlineThe campus remains closed except to students who are permitted to return to complete lab work from the winter and summer semesters0.00%52.00%https://www.centennialcollege.ca/campus-re-entry-guidelines-and-protocols/news-and-updates/
Centre for Arts & TechnologyBCOnline Leveraging existing infrastructure to deliver a predominantly online learning expeirence in the fall. 10.00%https://digitalartschool.com/covid-updates
Coll̩ge Acadie I.P.EPEIHybridUpdate unavailable https://www.collegedelile.ca/en/
College of the North Atlantic NLOnlineOnline learning and alternate delivery0.00%0.00%6.20%https://www.cna.nl.ca/news/coronavirus-update
Concordia UniversityQCOnlineCampus closed to end of August/asynchronous learning4.30%20.00%https://www.concordia.ca/coronavirus.html
Concordia University of EdmontonABHybridPredmoninantly online with some in-person learning. https://concordia.ab.ca/covid-19-information/cue-faqs-and-updates-during-covid-19/in-person-courses-at-cue-for-fall-2020/
Conestoga College ONHybridPredominantly remote study with some courses offered entirely in-person where necessary.0.00%https://www.conestogac.on.ca/academic-delivery-plan/
Confederation College ONHybridAll theory programming will be delivered remotely. Where possible, labs and placements will be delivered face-to-face. Programs with work or clinical requirements may be deferred. 0.00%22.00%https://www.confederationcollege.ca/safe-campus/covid-19-return-campus-plan
Crandal UniversityNBHybridThe university will be offering a hybrid model of course delivery for all programshttps://www.crandallu.ca/2020/06/15/whats-happening-this-fall-at-crandall/
Dalhousie University NSOnlinePredominantly online delivery in the fall with additional $3 million in undergraduate financial aid. International students fees are being raised by 3-15%. 3.00%6.80%22.00%https://www.dal.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates/our-approach.html
Domincan University College ON TBDTBD0.00%http://www.dominicanu.ca/campus-life/events/homepage-en-coronavirus-update
Douglas CollegeBCOnlineMajority of courses delivered via synchronous online learning in the fall. 24.00%https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-resources/covid19
Durham College ONHybridRemote/in-person depending on course. Paramedic/destination tourism and several other programs deferred to winter. Course-by-course listing is available.0.00%15.00%https://durhamcollege.ca/information-regarding-novel-coronavirus/fall2020-delivery#prog-search
Eastern CollegeNBHybridIn-class learning will be limited to students requiring hands-on training. Where programs can continue to be met with remote delivery, students will continue with their remote delivery environment.https://www.easterncollege.ca/news-events/news/eastern-college-implementing-phased-approach-to-re-opening-campuses-in-new-brunswick/
Ecole de technologie superieur QCOnlinePredominantly online delivery with mandatory facemasks for campus visitors. http://www.etsmtl.ca/en/home
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal QCOnline Predominantly online delivery. https://www.polymtl.ca/polyvirtuel/en/
Emily Carr University of Art & DesignBCOnlineMajority of classes will move online; 70% of ECU's fall courses will be online-only, the remainder are "hybrid" courses, which include a maximum of 30% in-person activities.0.00%https://www.ecuad.ca/covid19/covid-19-students/academic-planning
Fanshawe College ONHybridOnline - some live, scheduled hours. Some blended - in a lab and online.0.00%3.00%38.00%https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/corporate-info/information-fall-2020-students
Fleming College ONHybridOnline and "alternate" program format starting September 80.00%https://flemingcollege.ca/fall-2020-programs
George Brown College ONOnlineOnline for fall with gradual return as health authorities allow. Minimum deposit required for tuition cut in half for fall semester. 0.00%Fee increases for varous programs23.00%https://www.georgebrown.ca/covid-19/information-for-students
Georgian College ONOnlineResuming in-person instruction July 27 for carpentry and welding with all other programs online 0.00%28.00%https://www.georgiancollege.ca/coronavirus/future-students/
Grand Prairie Regional CollegeABOnlineMajority of courses offered online.0.00%https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Coronavirus/index.htm
HEC Montreal QCHybridAll courses delivered remotely /some in-class available 29.00%https://www.hec.ca/en/COVID-19/students/index.html
Holland College PEIHybridBlended delivery model with mode of delivery determined by the specific requirements of each program. 2.00%2.00%25.00%https://www.hollandcollege.com/News/2020/college-announces-program-plans-for-upcoming-school-year.html
Humber College ONHybridUp to 30% of classes to resume in person. International student tuition increases ranging from 0-15% in effect, depending on the program. 0.00%15.00%20.00%https://www.humber.ca/updates/
Juno College ONOnlineOnline deliery until further notice. 0.00%0.00%0.00%
Kingswood UniversityNBIn personOffering onsite courses in the fall. But they will be offering all courses in multiple formats (onsite, online, directed study) to provide the greatest flexibility for studentshttps://www.kingswood.edu/covid-19-information
Kwantlen Polytechnic University BCOnlineMost will learn from home /limited in-person https://www.kpu.ca/hui/novel-coronavirus
La CiteONHybrid Pilot project will continue from August 24 to September 4 with the holding of laboratories that could not be completed in the winter term. Check School Updates to learn more. 0.00%https://www.collegelacite.ca/mises-a-jour-covid-19
Lakehead University ON OnlinePredominantly online with phased approach to in-person learning. Engineering student tuition increase of 12-13%. Student residence guarantee. 4.50%4.50%17.00%https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/tuition-hike-lakehead-pandemic-1.5631464
Lambton College ONHybridLambton College is planning to implement an Academic Hybrid Delivery Approach for new and returning students in September.0.00%28.00%https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/Future_Students/Academic_Hybrid_Delivery_Approach/
Langara CollegeBCOnlineAll campuses delivering online learning until further notice - Jan-April 2021 (winter) semester will continue with online learning plan. 6.00%https://langara.ca/news-and-events/covid-19/coronavirus-news-updates/2020/200720-covid-student-update.html
Laurentian University ON OnlineFewer than one per cent of courses will be delivered in person and the rest will be done online.0.00%5.00%https://laurentian.ca/covid-19/return-to-campus#
Lethbridge CollegeABOnlineCurriculum delivered in flexible environment. Some labs and experiential learning take place on campus. Most services are delivered online or over the phone.0.00%9.00%https://lethbridgecollege.ca/we-are-ready
Lethbridge University ABHybridPrimarily online learning for the fall. 7.00%https://www.uleth.ca/unews/article/university-offer-quality-learning-experience-primarily-online-fall-2020-semester#.XyHWuC0ZMWq
Lighthouse LabsONOnlineOnline classes to resume in the fall with remote mentorship being offered to full-time students0.00%0.00%0.00%
Loyalist College ONHybridBlended with some in-person instruction in 65% of full-time programs0.00%28.00%https://www.loyalistcollege.com/coronavirus/fall-2020/
MacEwan UniversityABOnlineThe majority of MacEwan University's Fall term courses will be offered through online delivery. TheTBDhttps://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Coronavirus/index.htm
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology MBHybridBlended program delivery with launch of new campus-wide Learning Management System (LMS)https://mitt.ca/291/blogs/updates-from-mitt-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus
Maritime Christian College PEITBDUpdate unavailable https://www.mccpei.com
Maritime College of Forest Technology NBTBDTBDhttps://www.mcft.ca
McGill UniversityQCOnlineCourses offered primarily through remote/online delivery 3.10%0.00%30.00%https://www.mcgill.ca/coronavirus/faqs
McKenzie CollegeNBOnlineAll programs being delivered online for the 2020-21 academic yearhttps://www.mckenzie.edu/all-news/programs-delivered-online-2020-21-academic-year
McMaster University ONOnlineClasses for the entire fall term will be online0.00%12.00%https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/fall-term-classes-will-be-online-presidents-letter/
Medicine Hat UniversityABOnlineFall courses delivered virtually wherever possible7.00%7.00%https://www.mhc.ab.ca/AboutMHC/CampusSafety/COVID-19
Memorial University NLOnlineFee increases under review as university moves to remote delivery. 18.00%https://vocm.com/2020/05/15/mun-tuition-possible-increase/
Mohawk College ONHybridThe fall semester will begin as planned in early September with all lecture-based program components to be delivered in a remote/virtual environment while required labs, simulations and assessments will be delivered on campus. International tuition increase is projected to be 5%.0.00%5.00%28.00%https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/covid-19-coronavirus/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus
Mount Allison NBHybridThe University plans to offer many courses online as well as a selection of courses that will utilize both online delivery combined with some on-campus activities (such as labs or studio work). Residences will be open.4.50%2.00%10.00%https://www.mta.ca/fall2020/
Mount Royal UniversityABOnlinePrimarily online in Sept 2020 with limited exceptions7.00%2.40%1.80%https://www.mtroyal.ca/AcademicSupport/StudentRegistrationRecords/CreditRegistration/course-exceptions.htm
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design NBHybridBlended learning experiences for students are being offered, which will vary from program to program and course to coursehttps://nbccd.ca/fall-2020-at-nbccd/
New Brunswick Community College NBOnline Learning will be predominantly online with some in-person classes where required for students to graduate.https://nbcc.ca/covid-19
Niagara College ONOnlineThe Fall 2020 term will mix fully remote/online delivery with limited, focused on-campus classes and labs in some programs, where in-person elements are required and can be delivered safely.0.00%36.00%https://www.niagaracollege.ca/enrolmentservices/termupdates/fall2020/
Nipissing University ON OnlineMost courses offered remotely through 5-step phased approach for returning students to campus 0.00%0.00%1.00%https://www.nipissingu.ca/coronavirus
Northern Alberta Institute of TechnologyABHybridOnline or small group in person delivery7.00%https://www.mhc.ab.ca/ProgramsandCourses/Academic-Programs/Fall-2020-Delivery
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design NSOnlineOnline delivery unless students apply and are given a special exemption. https://nscad.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates/
Nova Scotia Community College NSHybridPrograms will be offered either fully online through scheduled and/or non-scheduled classes, or through a blended format with scheduled online and some on-campus classes.https://www.nscc.ca/covid19/academics/2020-21-academic-program-changes/index.asp
Nunavut Arctic College NUHybridHybrid approach with plans to reopen based on provincial guidelines https://www.gov.nu.ca/
OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design) ONOnline The university is preparing for some in-person learning opportunities, which could include smaller studio workshops or classes, but learning will take place predominantly online. 0.00%20.00%https://www.ocadu.ca/about/coronavirus
Okanagan CollegeBCHybridMix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Prior to the pandemic the board had approved a 3% increase for International students.0.00%3.00%14.00%https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/covid
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) ON Online Remote instruction. Limited on-campus instruction with restrictions.0.00%7.00%https://ontariotechu.ca/readyforyou/return-to-campus-plan/index.php
Queen's University ON OnlineThe Fall 2020 term will take place remotely for the vast majority of students. 11.9% undergraduate tuition increase; 27.4% graduate tuition increase.0.00%12.00%11.90%https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/?utm_source=queensu&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=2020-04-ur-covid-banners
Red Deer CollegeABHybrid New curriculum-based decisions will accommodate limited small group, in-person interactions for selected labs, shops, practicums and studios this fall.https://rdc.ab.ca/student-services/health-safety-and-wellness-centre/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and TechMBHybridHybrid learning with phased approach; no more than 40% of normal student population on campus24.00%https://www.rrc.ca/coronavirus/return-to-campus/
Redeemer University College ONHybridDual delivery is planned for the fall with remote and in-class learning so students can choose for themselves. Redeemer is making significant investments in online learning technology to support this transition. 0.00%https://www.redeemer.ca/covid-19/updates/#july-6-2020
Royal Military CollegeON OnlineRMC reopens with distance learning in place after cadets where asked to leave campus in March. 0.00%https://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/maj-upd-covid-eng.asp
Royal Roads UniversityBCOnlineRoyal Roads University is planning that programs, courses and residencies will continue to be offered online until December 31, 2020.0.00%https://www.royalroads.ca/news-events/covid-19
Ryerson University ONOnlineOnline delivery planned for the fall with select facilities open to students. 0.00%8.00%https://www.ryerson.ca/news-events/news/2020/07/ryerson-faculty-and-instructors-prepare-for-remote-course-delivery-this-fall/
Saint Paul University ONOnline Primarily online for all students/programs.0.00%https://ustpaul.ca/en/update-on-the-fall-2020-semester-in-the-context-of-covid-19_7182_17.htm
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)ABOnlineMajority of fall programming to be delivered online. Some auxillary fees suspended.0.00%https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/administration/departments/health-safety-and-environment-services/pandemic-preparedness/fall-2020-program-delivery
Saint Mary's University NSOnline For safety and security purposes, if access to campus is needed an approved appointment will be required and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance3.00%7.00%21.00%https://smu.ca/virtualuniversity/welcome.html
Saskatchewan PolytechnicSKHybrid Online, distance and in-person 1.00%https://saskpolytech.ca/fall2020/
Sault College ONOnlineStudents will be required to complete training in health and safety protocols and requirements relative to COVID-19 and consent to certain risks relating to COVID-19 for clincial and other work placements.0.00%33.00%https://www.saultcollege.ca/covid19/
Selkirk College BCHybridIn-person and remote "Different delivery, same unique experience" 10.00%https://selkirk.ca/september-2020
Seneca College ONOnlineFor the fall 2020 term, Seneca is planning to have a mix of online program delivery with some on-campus activities for programs that have significant in-person components.0.00%23.00%https://inside.senecacollege.ca/programs/fall2020
Sheridan College ONOnlineOnline and some on-campus for select programs/no penality to withdraw until Oct 9 0.00%3.00%30.00%https://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/coronavirus/semester-delivery
Simon Fraser UniversityBCOnlineMoving the majority of in person courses to online delivery through August 31, 20212.00%4.00%17.00%https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/news/2020/covid-19-faq-continuing-studies.html
Sprott Shaw CollegeBCHybridImplementing a blended delivery plan (in-person & online) that will vary by department. Face masks for all staff and students are required. https://sprottshaw.com/my-sprottshaw/covid-19/
St. Clair College ONOnlineSt. Clair College will delay the start of its fall semester by two weeks, with classes commencing Monday, Sept. 21 and running for 13 weeks. Most courses at St. Clair College will be delivered online in the fall.0.00%15.00%40.00%https://www.stclaircollege.ca/future-students/fall-2020-delivery
St. Francis Xavier NSIn person72% of undergraduates will return to in-person classes 3.00%https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/students-at-st-francis-xavier-university-protest-wording-of-covid-19-waiver-1.5022523
St. Thomas University NBHybrid Staff returned to campus beginning Monday, July 20, and campus reopened to students and the public on Tuesday, August 4. Classrooms will be available to instructors should they choose to use them. 2.00%https://www.stu.ca/fall-2020-course-delivery/
TELUQQCOnline All courses delivered remotely https://www.teluq.ca/site/en/
The King's University College ABHybridPredmoninantly online with some in-person learning at least once a week.https://www.kingsu.ca/covid-19
Thompson Rivers UniversityBCHybrid Courses either fully online or hybrid17.00%https://www.tru.ca/fall.html
Toronto School of ManagementONHybridNew classrooms added to allow for social distancing. Tuition decreased for select programs. 0.00%0.00%0.00%
Trent University ON HybridStrict facemask policy, phased reopening of Athletics Centre starts Sept. 1, new Twenty-to-One course initiative offers first-year students unique opportunity to enjoy smaller class sizes.0.00%5.00%12.00%https://www.trentu.ca/coronavirus/student
Trinity Westen BCHybridPredominantly remote learning with select in-person classes offered. Tuition frozen at the 2013-14 rates.0.00%13.00%https://www.vcc.ca/covid-19/faqs/students/
Univeriste du Quebec a Trois-RiviereQCOnline The fall 2020 semester will take place mostly online and remotely. However, some training activities may take place in person if they cannot be offered otherwise.https://www.uqtr.ca
Universit̩ de LavalQCHybrid First-year students are encouraged to attend in-person classes. Labs and practicums will be held in person. 14.00%https://www.ulaval.ca/en/covid-19
Universite de Moncton NBHybrid All study programs will be offered in the fall 2020 session with a range of remote and in-person learning.13.80%https://www.umoncton.ca/covid-19/
Universite de Saint Boniface MBOnlineInternational students can defer admission or distance learning https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/stuck-in-international-limbo-571901042.html
Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi QCOnline The fall 2020 semester will take place mostly online and remotely. However, some training activities may take place in person if they cannot be offered otherwise.18.00%https://www.uqac.ca
Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)QCOnline The fall 2020 semester will take place mostly online and remotely. However, some training activities may take place in person if they cannot be offered otherwise.19.50%https://uqam.ca/en/information/about/
Universite du Quebec a RimouskiQCOnline The fall 2020 semester will take place mostly online and remotely. However, some training activities may take place in person if they cannot be offered otherwise.12.50%https://www.uqar.ca/english/
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-TemiscamingueQCOnline The fall 2020 semester will take place mostly online and remotely. However, some training activities may take place in person if they cannot be offered otherwise.https://www.uqat.ca/en/
Universit̩ du Qu̩bec en OutaouaisQCOnlineSingificant online offerings. Training that requires work in the laboratory or in workshops may be offered face-to-face (traditional class in the presence of the professor).18.90%https://uqo.ca/nouvelles/39031
Universite Sainte-AnneNSHybridAll our campuses will be open from Tuesday, August 4, 2020 with some facilities still closed and online classes taking place through the Microsoft Teams platform.18.00%https://www.usainteanne.ca/en/about-us
University Canada WestBCHybridCourses mostly online (fall) with some on campus/student health ambassadors to maintain distancing/ online MBA unchanged. 0.00%https://www.ucanwest.ca/media/news-releases/ucw-announces-plan-to-reopen-campuses-for-the-fall-term
University College of the NorthMBOnlineIn-person courses will not be offered in the fall excepted in "limited cases." https://ucncovid.ca/
University of Alberta ABHybridOnline delivery with approximately 300 in-person courses. Tuition increases of from 4-7% depending on the program. 7.00%7.00%19.00%https://blog.ualberta.ca/fall-2020-course-information-now-available-8460cf95959b
University of British ColumbiaBCOnlineLarger classes online with select smaller classes conducted in person. In recent years tuition increases have been 2% for domestic and 2-5% for international. Increase was effective May 2020.2.00%5.00%31.00%https://covid19.ubc.ca/
University of Calgary ABHybridFor the majority of students, tuition will increase by five per cent for continuing students, seven per cent for new domestic students, and 10 per cent for new international students.5.00%10.00%13.00%https://ucalgary.ca/risk/emergency-management/covid-19-response
University of FrederictonNBOnlineuFred is a full-online degree granting instutition. 0.00%0%1.00%https://ufred.ca/
University of Guelph ON OnlineOnline delivery with 10-15% undergrad tuition increase and 3-37% tuition increases for graduate students 0.00%12.50%4.70%https://news.uoguelph.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus-information/fall-semester-2020/
University of Hearst ON TBDTBD0.00%0.00%http://www.uhearst.ca/english
University of Manitoba MBOnlinePredominantly online delivery with reduced class sizes. 3.80%3.80%20.00%http://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus/students#classes-scheduling-and-other-academic-matters
University of New BrunswickNBHybridThe 2020 academic fall term at UNB will be delivered through a blended learning model that includes alternative delivery methods andm in some cases, mandatory in-person classes and labs2.00%8.20%https://www.unb.ca/coronavirus/
University of Northern British ColumbiaBCOnlinePredominantly online learning with any classes that can't be online to January if possible.2.00%2.00%https://www.unbc.ca/coronavirus/information-students
University of OttawaONOnlineUndergraduate and graduate courses, with some exceptions, will include a distance-learning option in the fall. 0.00%5.50%20.00%https://www.uottawa.ca/coronavirus/en/student-information
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)PEIHybridSome student fees have been eliminated and number of online classes increased. Nursing classes will be conducted mostly in-person. 19.20%https://www.upei.ca/health-centre/coronavirus
University of Regina SKHybridAll 1st & 2nd year students online & most upper year remote with some on-campus labs0.00%0.00%13.10%https://www.uregina.ca/term-updates/
University of Saskatchewan SKOnline Most instruction entirely remote with in-person courses "extremely limited." Tuition increases of 3-15% in effect for colleges of dentistry, law and veterinary medicine. 0.00%0.00%12.00%https://updates.usask.ca
University of the Fraser ValleyBCHybridBlended learning approach with select in-person sessions where required for students to complete their degree requirements.Tuition increases restricted to 2% annually since 2005.2.00%https://blogs.ufv.ca/urgent-news/2020/05/13/the-fall-plan-for-ufv-a-message-from-president-joanne-maclean/
University of Toronto ON HybridMore than 90 per cent of undergraduate course offerings will feature online (synchronous or asynchronous) delivery.0.00%5.40%21.00%https://www.provost.utoronto.ca/planning-policy/utogether2020-a-roadmap-for-the-university-of-toronto/
University of VictoriaBCOnlineVery few in-person classes or lectures, labs conducted in-person.2.00%3.80%15.00%https://www.uvic.ca/covid-19/home/updates/final-timetable-update-9june2020.php
University of WaterlooON OnlineuWaterloo to move classes online. International student tuition to increase 5-15%.0.00%15.00%18.00%https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/news/were-planning-combined-approach-fall-term-learning-0
University of Windsor ON HybridMix of online and in-person classes planned for the fall with international student tuition increases of 5-16%.0.00%16.00%23.00%https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5560899
University of Winnipeg MBOnline"Alternate modes of delivery" for classes in the fall term /all in-person classes suspended 3.80%12.60%https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/covid-19/index.html
Univesite de Montreal QCOnline Predominantly online learning with the potential for students to defer registration to a later session.https://www.umontreal.ca/en/
Vancouver Community CollegeBCOnlineAlmost all online learning in fall for first term, some in-class where necessary. The current 2020-21 tuition and fee rates are in effect between September 2020 and August 2021.0.00%0.00%https://www.twu.ca/covid-19-campus-information/twu-access-experience
Vancouver Institute of Media ArtsBCHybridInstruction will be a mix of in-person and online delivery. 0.00%0.00%https://www.vanarts.com/news-article/covid-19-response/
Vancouver Island UniversityBCHybridReopening plan to involve a combination of online technologies for the theory portions of learning, with any hands-on, experiential and/or skills-based components of courses designed in a way that ensures the safety of students and instructors and follows public health guidelines.2%12.50%https://adm.viu.ca/health-and-safety/covid-19/frequently-asked-questions-fall-semester
VanWest CollegeBCIn personStarting Monday, June 22nd (Kelowna Campus) and Monday, June 29th (Vancouver Campus), our campuses are opening for students! We welcome all students back to in-person classes!99.00%https://vanwest.com/blog/welcome-back
WeCloudDataONOnlineLive online course delivery using WeCloudData's proprietary learning management system.0.00%0.00%0.00%
Western University ON Hybrid25-30% of classes to have an in-person component. International student tuition fee increases of 2-12% take affect as Western open for mostly hybrid learning.0.00%12.00%12.00%https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/western-universitys-international-students-shocked-by-tuition-increase
Wilfrid Laurier University ONOnlineThe majority of instruction for fall 2020 will take place either remotely or online, with some exceptions as aligned with public health requirements. 0.00%5.00%8.00%https://www.wlu.ca/coronavirus/index.html
York University ONHybridInternational student tuition increases of 10% for undergraduate programs and 5% for professional programs. 0.00%10.00%13.50%https://sfs.yorku.ca/financial-update-2019
Yukon University YTHybridMix of online, in-person or delayed classes based on position of Chief Medical Officer of Health0%15.00%https://www.yukonu.ca/news/202005/yukon-university-announces-fall-semester-program-plans

Health and safety guidelines

Top of mind for all schools is to follow the health and safety protocols recommended by health authorities in each region. Health screening and education procedures will be in place. Frosh wear will now include masks — some, like Western University, have already produced branded Mustang masks to help get everyone on board.

Students may find some common areas for communal gatherings are not available this fall. At all schools, there will be a general push to create more open learning spaces to enable social distancing. Some school administrations, such as Université de Sherbrooke, Bishops’s University and Canadian Mennonite University in Manitoba, are pushing forward with a goal to have mostly in-person learning. That will be achieved through smaller class sizes that allow for greater social distancing. Together with strict masking and hygiene policies, schools are hoping for a “return to normal” after suddenly transitioning students to remote instruction in March.

As much as possible, schools are hoping to provide first-year students with an on-campus experience to fully welcome them to college life, albeit in a much more subdued environment. Schools such as Trent University and Université de Laval are encouraging first-year students to attend in-person classes. On July 14, University of Toronto president Meric Gertler sent a memo to the university’s community saying that “at least one-third of our undergraduate courses will have an in-person component” adding that “a higher proportion of graduate courses could be offered in person.”

Tuition questions arise as course delivery goes remote and international student fees climb

The shift to online learning has both domestic and international students asking if they will be able to enjoy the same quality of learning, as well as whether a reduction in tuition is possible this fall. Schools say they are investing in tools and services to help students get the best experience possible with online learning. In some cases, it has represented millions of dollars in added investment, which has translated to increased fees.

International students are seeing the greatest increases in tuition even as some face having to take their classes online from their home country this year.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education estimates the total number of post-secondary international students in Canada as of Dec. 31, 2019 was 498,735, a 14.5 per cent increase from 2018.

Many colleges and universities in Canada rely on international student enrolment not only for tuition but also on-campus dorms now reduced to one-person living spaces. At the University of Manitoba, 65 per cent of students who live on campus are international students. At Cape Breton University, with a student a population of about 5,500 students, international student enrolment more than doubled in 2018 to 1,923 from 893 from 2017. At larger universities, the percentage of international students is more than 20 per cent of the student population. And at some colleges, like Centennial in Toronto, for example, the international student population reached 52 per cent.

On average, tuition for international students is increasing by about 5 per cent. Depending on the year and program, it is higher — up to 15 per cent for some graduate programs. Many universities are facing revenue shortfalls because of the expected drop in the number of international students for the fall. However, the government has said students abroad can enroll in Canadian university and college programs and begin their learning online, and continue on in January in Canada should borders open in the new year.

Government relaxing rules for students abroad

The Canadian government, meanwhile, recently announced a key policy adjustment designed to aid international students, ensuring those who begin their studies online from abroad won’t be penalized with shorter postgraduate work permits. That’s a significant factor for those attracted by the prospect of being able to earn Canadian wages to offset the cost of the degree and who hope to use the experience as a springboard to gain permanent residency in Canada.

Nonetheless, one recruitment agent based in India said he has recommended to some students that they consider starting their courses online at home and waiting until winter 2021 to travel to Canada.

ONTARIO

Provincial highlights: 60 per cent of classes will be online; 37 per cent hybrid; zero per cent in person. Three per cent of schools are yet to formally announce a plan.

In Ontario, the provincial government reduced tuition by 10 per cent in January 2019 and at the time the province indicated it would remain frozen until 2021. Universities such as Lakehead University and Windsor University are increasing international tuition by between 5 and 15 per cent, causing concern for students from abroad, some of whom stayed in the country when COVID-19 hit and may not have had a chance to work since March.

SCHOOL PROVINCE DELIVERYFALL STATUS TUITION % (DOMESTIC)TUITION % (INTERNATIONAL)INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCOVID-19 UPDATES
All SchoolsAll Provinces60% online0.00%7.00%18.00%
Algoma UniversityONOnlineSome student fees are being reduced as classes move online for Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie campuses0.00%https://www.algomau.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Copy-of-WEBCOPY-2020-03-25MEMO_-Current-INTL-Students-FAQ-1.pdf
Algonquin CollegeONHybridThe college will start small by offering select in-person programs and adding more if public health officials allow it.0.00%https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fottawa.ctvnews.ca%2Fsome-students-return-to-in-class-training-at-algonquin-college-1.5014314&data=02%7C01%7Ccarrolc%40algonquincollege.com%7Cce6bfa9419174b0ef04008d82987bc7c%7Cec1bd9240a6a4aa9aa89c980316c0449%7C1%7C0%7C637305010248137306&sdata=v2we%2FwiDAsUtTbpZ139IkJX52R2sqeT5JmbIlD8VlZ8%3D&reserved=0
Boreal CollegeONOnlineClasses will resume but be delivered predominantly online.0.00%https://www.collegeboreal.ca/en/covid-19
BrainStationONOnlineOnline0.00%0.00%0.00%https://brainstation.io
Brock UniversityONOnlineAll undergraduate and graduate courses online to be delivered online. 0-5% increase to international student fees (zero for masters and PhD students; 5% for undergraduate studies).0.00%5.00%13.10%https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/
Cambrian CollegeONHybridHybrid delivery with a variety of in-person courses for "hands-on" learning0.00%https://cambriancollege.ca/information-and-updates-on-covid-19/
Canadore CollegeONHybridAnticipated start date of August 4. Hybrid delivery with phased approach expected in spring 20210.00%https://cdn.agilitycms.com/canadore-college/covid-19-coronavirus-update--june-24.pdf
Carleton UniversityONOnlineInternational student fees to increase 5-13% with predominantly online delivery.0.00%13.00%12.50%https://newsroom.carleton.ca/coronavirus-covid-19/faq/#GR1
Centennial CollegeONOnlineThe campus remains closed except to students who are permitted to return to complete lab work from the winter and summer semesters0.00%52.00%https://www.centennialcollege.ca/campus-re-entry-guidelines-and-protocols/news-and-updates/
Conestoga CollegeONHybridProdeonimantly remote study with some courses offered entirely in-person where necessary.0.00%https://www.conestogac.on.ca/academic-delivery-plan/
Confederation CollegeONHybridAll theory programming will be delivered remotely. Where possible, labs and placements will be delivered face-to-face. Programs with work or clinical requirements may be deferred.0.00%https://www.confederationcollege.ca/safe-campus/covid-19-return-campus-plan
Domincan University CollegeONTBDTBD0.00%http://www.dominicanu.ca/campus-life/events/homepage-en-coronavirus-update
Durham CollegeONHybridRemote/in-person depending on course. Paramedic/destination tourism and several other programs deferred to winter. Course-by-course listing is available.0.00%15.00%https://durhamcollege.ca/information-regarding-novel-coronavirus/fall2020-delivery#prog-search
Fanshawe CollegeONHybridOnline - some live, scheduled hours. Some blended - in a lab and online.0.00%https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/corporate-info/information-fall-2020-students
Fleming CollegeONHybridOnline and "alternate" program format starting September 80.00%https://flemingcollege.ca/fall-2020-programs
George Brown CollegeONOnlineOnline for fall with gradual return as health authorities allow. Minimum deposit required for tuition cut in half for fall semester.0.00%Fee increases for varous programs23.00%https://www.georgebrown.ca/covid-19/information-for-students
Georgian CollegeONOnlineResuming in-person instruction July 27 for carpentry and welding with all other programs online0.00%28.00%https://www.georgiancollege.ca/coronavirus/future-students/
Humber CollegeONHybridUp to 30% of classes to resume in person. International student tuition increases ranging from 0-15% in effect, depending on the program.0.00%15%20.00%https://www.humber.ca/updates/
Juno CollegeONOnlineOnline0.00%0.00%0.00%
La CiteONHybridPilot project will continue from August 24 to September 4 with the holding of laboratories that could not be completed in the winter term. Check School Updates to learn more.0.00%https://www.collegelacite.ca/mises-a-jour-covid-19
Lakehead UniversityONOnlinePredominantly online with phased approach to in-person learning. Engineering student tuition increase of 12-13%. Student residence guarantee.0.00%4.50%17.00%https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/tuition-hike-lakehead-pandemic-1.5631464
Lambton CollegeONHybridLambton College is planning to implement an Academic Hybrid Delivery Approach for new and returning students in September.0.00%28.00%https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/Future_Students/Academic_Hybrid_Delivery_Approach/
Laurentian UniversityONOnlineFewer than one per cent of courses will be delivered in person and the rest will be done online.0.00%5.00%https://laurentian.ca/covid-19/return-to-campus#
Lighthouse LabsONOnlineOnline classes to resume in the fall with remote mentorship being offered to full-time students0.00%0.00%0.00%
Loyalist CollegeONHybridBlended with some in-person instruction in 65% of full-time programs0.00%28.00%https://www.loyalistcollege.com/coronavirus/fall-2020/
McMaster UniversityONOnlineClasses for the entire fall term will be online0.00%12.00%https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/fall-term-classes-will-be-online-presidents-letter/
Mohawk CollegeONOnlineThe fall semester will begin as planned in early September with all lecture-based program components to be delivered in a remote/virtual environment while required labs, simulations and assessments will be delivered on campus. International tuition increase is projected to be 5%.0.00%5.00%28.00%https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/covid-19-coronavirus/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus
Niagara CollegeONOnlineThe Fall 2020 term will mix fully remote/online delivery with limited, focused on-campus classes and labs in some programs, where in-person elements are required and can be delivered safely.0.00%36.00%https://www.niagaracollege.ca/enrolmentservices/termupdates/fall2020/
Nipissing UniversityONOnlineMost courses offered remotely through 5-step phased approach for returning students to campus0.00%https://www.nipissingu.ca/coronavirus
OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design)ONOnlineThe university is preparing for some in-person learning opportunities, which could include smaller studio workshops or classes, but learning will take place predominantly online.0.00%20%https://www.ocadu.ca/about/coronavirus
Ontario Tech University (UOIT)ONOnlineRemote instruction. Limited on-campus instruction with restrictions.0.00%7.00%https://ontariotechu.ca/readyforyou/return-to-campus-plan/index.php
Queen's UniversityONOnlineThe Fall 2020 term will take place remotely for the vast majority of students. 11.9% undergraduate tuition increase; 27.4% graduate tuition increase.0.00%12.00%11.90%https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/?utm_source=queensu&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=2020-04-ur-covid-banners
Redeemer University CollegeONHybridDual delivery is planned for the fall with remote and in-class learning so students can choose for themselves. Redeemer is making significant investments in online learning technology to support this transition.0.00%https://www.redeemer.ca/covid-19/updates/#july-6-2020
Royal Military CollegeONOnlineRMC reopens with distance learning in place after cadets where asked to leave campus in March.0.00%https://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/maj-upd-covid-eng.asp
Ryerson UniversityONOnlineOnline delivery planned for the fall with select facilities open to students.0.00%8.00%https://www.ryerson.ca/news-events/news/2020/07/ryerson-faculty-and-instructors-prepare-for-remote-course-delivery-this-fall/
Saint Paul UniversityONOnlinePrimarily online for all students/programs.0.00%https://ustpaul.ca/en/update-on-the-fall-2020-semester-in-the-context-of-covid-19_7182_17.htm
Sault CollegeONOnlineStudents will be required to complete training in health and safety protocols and requirements relative to COVID-19 and consent to certain risks relating to COVID-19 for clincial and other work placements.0.00%33.00%https://www.saultcollege.ca/covid19/
Seneca CollegeONOnlineFor the fall 2020 term, Seneca is planning to have a mix of online program delivery with some on-campus activities for programs that have significant in-person components.0.00%23.00%https://inside.senecacollege.ca/programs/fall2020
Sheridan CollegeONOnlineOnline and some on-campus for select programs/no penality to withdraw until Oct 90.00%30.00%https://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/coronavirus/semester-delivery
St. Clair CollegeONOnlineSt. Clair College will delay the start of its fall semester by two weeks, with classes commencing Monday, Sept. 21 and running for 13 weeks. Most courses at St. Clair College will be delivered online in the fall.0.00%15%40.00%https://www.stclaircollege.ca/future-students/fall-2020-delivery
Toronto School of ManagementONHybridNew classrooms added to allow for social distancing. Tuition decreased for select programs.0.00%0.00%0.00%
Trent UniversityONHybridStrict facemask policy, phased reopening of Athletics Centre starts Sept. 1, new Twenty-to-One course initiative offers first-year students unique opportunity to enjoy smaller class sizes.0.00%5.00%12.00%https://www.trentu.ca/coronavirus/student
University of GuelphONOnlineOnline delivery with 10-15% undergrad tuition increase and 3-37% tuition increases for graduate students0.00%12.50%https://news.uoguelph.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus-information/fall-semester-2020/
University of HearstONTBDTBD0.00%0.00%http://www.uhearst.ca/english
University of OttawaONOnlineUndergraduate and graduate courses, with some exceptions, will include a distance-learning option in the fall.0.00%6%20.00%https://www.uottawa.ca/coronavirus/en/student-information
University of TorontoONHybridMore than 90 per cent of undergraduate course offerings will feature online (synchronous or asynchronous) delivery.0.00%5.40%21.00%https://www.provost.utoronto.ca/planning-policy/utogether2020-a-roadmap-for-the-university-of-toronto/
University of WaterlooONOnlineuWaterloo to move classes online. International student tuition to increase 5-15%.0.00%15.00%18.00%https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/news/were-planning-combined-approach-fall-term-learning-0
University of WindsorONHybridMix of online and in-person classes planned for the fall with international student tuition increases of 5-16%.0.00%16.00%23.00%https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5560899
WeCloudDataONOnlineLive online course delivery using WeCloudData's proprietary learning management system.0.00%0.00%0.00%
Western UniversityONHybridInternational student tuition fee increases of 2-12% take affect as Western open for mostly hybrid learning.0.00%12.00%12.00%https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/western-universitys-international-students-shocked-by-tuition-increase
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityONOnlineThe majority of instruction for fall 2020 will take place either remotely or online, with some exceptions as aligned with public health requirements.0.00%5.00%8.00%https://www.wlu.ca/coronavirus/index.html
York UniversityONHybridInternational student tuition increases of 10% for undergraduate programs and 5% for professional programs.0.00%10.00%13.50%https://sfs.yorku.ca/financial-update-2019

BRITISH COLUMBIA 

Provincial highlights: 50 per cent of classes will be online; 46 per cent hybrid; four per cent in person. All schools have announced their plans for the fall.

The province has one of the lowest average tuition increases for international students at three per cent.

SCHOOL PROVINCE DELIVERYFALL STATUS TUITION % (DOMESTIC)TUITION % (INTERNATIONAL)INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCOVID-19 UPDATES
All SchoolsBC50% online1.00%3.00%22.00%
Alexander CollegeBCOnlineAll courses (including those with laboratory components) will continue to be delivered virtually for the upcoming Summer Intensive and Fall 2020 terms.0.00%https://alexandercollege.ca/campus-notifications/
Arbutus CollegeBCHybridOnline delivery using Zoom. New students will need to complete a health declaration upon entering the campus.0.00%100.00%https://arbutuscollege.com/covid-19/
British Columbia Institute of TechnologyBCHybridBlended but predominantly online approach complemented by fully in-person classes where necessary to meet requirements for specific credentials.0.00%13.30%https://www.bcit.ca/covid-19/
Camosun CollegeBCHybridLecture components of courses will be online; blended courses that require face-to face instruction will be available for select programs.2.00%11.10%http://camosun.ca/covid19/faq/covid-faqs-students.html
Capilano UniversityBCOnlineCourses this fall will be offered mainly through online delivery with some in-person classes where required and in alignment with B.C.'s health and safety guidelines.2.00%2.00%19.60%https://www.capilanou.ca/about-capu/get-to-know-us/news/2020/title-462655-en.php
Centre for Arts & TechnologyBCOnlineLeveraging existing infrastructure to deliver a predominantly online learning expeirence in the fall.10.00%https://digitalartschool.com/covid-updates
Douglas CollegeBCOnlineMajority of courses delivered via synchronous online learning in the fall.24.00%https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-resources/covid19
Emily Carr University of Art & DesignBCOnlineMajority of classes will move online; 70% of ECU's fall courses will be online-only, the remainder are "hybrid" courses, which include a maximum of 30% in-person activities.0.00%https://www.ecuad.ca/covid19/covid-19-students/academic-planning
Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityBCOnlineMost will learn from home /limited in-personhttps://www.kpu.ca/hui/novel-coronavirus
Langara CollegeBCOnlineAll campuses delivering online learning until further notice - Jan-April 2021 (winter) semester will continue with online learning plan.6.00%https://langara.ca/news-and-events/covid-19/coronavirus-news-updates/2020/200720-covid-student-update.html
Okanagan CollegeBCHybridMix of online and face-to-face courses for fall 2020. Prior to the pandemic the board had approved a 3% increase for International students.0.00%3.00%14.00%https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/covid
Royal Roads UniversityBCOnlineRoyal Roads University is planning that programs, courses and residencies will continue to be offered online until December 31, 2020.0.00%https://www.royalroads.ca/news-events/covid-19
Selkirk CollegeBCHybridIn-person and remote "Different delivery, same unique experience"10.00%https://selkirk.ca/september-2020
Simon Fraser UniversityBCOnlineMoving the majority of in person courses to online delivery through August 31, 20212.00%4.00%17.00%https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/news/2020/covid-19-faq-continuing-studies.html
Sprott Shaw CollegeBCHybridImplementing a blended delivery plan (in-person & online) that will vary by department. Face masks for all staff and students are required.https://sprottshaw.com/my-sprottshaw/covid-19/
Thompson Rivers UniversityBCHybridCourses either fully online or hybridhttps://www.tru.ca/fall.html
Trinity WestenBCHybridPredominantly remote learning with select in-person classes offered. Tuition frozen at the 2013-14 rates.0.00%13.00%https://www.vcc.ca/covid-19/faqs/students/
University Canada WestBCHybridCourses mostly online (fall) with some on campus/student health ambassadors to maintain distancing/ online MBA unchanged.0.00%https://www.ucanwest.ca/media/news-releases/ucw-announces-plan-to-reopen-campuses-for-the-fall-term
University of British ColumbiaBCOnlineLarger classes online with select smaller classes conducted in person. In recent years tuition increases have been 2% for domestic and 2-5% for international. Increase was effective May 2020.2.00%5.00%31.00%https://covid19.ubc.ca/
University of Northern British ColumbiaBCOnlinePredominantly online learning with any classes that can't be online to January if possible.2.00%2.00%https://www.unbc.ca/coronavirus/information-students
University of the Fraser ValleyBCHybridBlended learning approach with select in-person sessions where required for students to complete their degree requirements.Tuition increases restricted to 2% annually since 2005.2.00%https://blogs.ufv.ca/urgent-news/2020/05/13/the-fall-plan-for-ufv-a-message-from-president-joanne-maclean/
University of VictoriaBCOnlineVery few in-person classes or lectures, labs conducted in-person.2.00%3.80%15.00%https://www.uvic.ca/covid-19/home/updates/final-timetable-update-9june2020.php
Vancouver Community CollegeBCOnlineAlmost all online learning in fall for first term, some in-class where necessary. The current 2020-21 tuition and fee rates are in effect between September 2020 and August 2021.0.00%0.00%https://www.twu.ca/covid-19-campus-information/twu-access-experience
Vancouver Institute of Media ArtsBCHybridInstruction will be a mix of in-person and online delivery.0.00%0.00%https://www.vanarts.com/news-article/covid-19-response/
Vancouver Island UniversityBCHybridReopening plan to involve a combination of online technologies for the theory portions of learning, with any hands-on, experiential and/or skills-based components of courses designed in a way that ensures the safety of students and instructors and follows public health guidelines.2.00%12.50%https://adm.viu.ca/health-and-safety/covid-19/frequently-asked-questions-fall-semester
VanWest CollegeBCIn personStarting Monday, June 22nd (Kelowna Campus) and Monday, June 29th (Vancouver Campus), our campuses are opening for students! We welcome all students back to in-person classes!https://vanwest.com/blog/welcome-back

ALBERTA 

Provincial highlights: 63 per cent of classes will be online; 37 per cent hybrid; zero per cent in person.

Universities and colleges in Alberta have announced tuition increases for 2020, but these are not related to COVID-19.

As of Jan. 1, 2020, post-secondary schools in Alberta were allowed to raise tuition by seven per cent, up to 10 per cent over the next three years. The current government cancelled a five-year freeze on tuition in the fall of 2019. Changes also included cutting $225 million in education and tuition tax credits over the next three years and increasing interest on student loans.

SCHOOL PROVINCE DELIVERYFALL STATUS TUITION % (DOMESTIC)TUITION % (INTERNATIONAL)INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCOVID-19 UPDATES
All SchoolsAll Provinces63% online4.50%6.60%10.10%
Alberta University of the ArtsABOnlineFully online learning in the fall.0.00%6.50%https://www.auarts.ca/
Athabasca UniversityABOnlineAs a pioneer in online education, Athabasca will continue university-wide online delivery7.00%https://news.athabascau.ca/announcements/information-on-covid-19
Bow Valley CollegeABOnlineBow Valley College will continue to deliver courses online for the fall term7.00%https://bowvalleycollege.ca/our-stories/2020/news/bow-valley-college-response-to-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Concordia University of EdmontonABHybridPredmoninantly online with some in-person learning.https://concordia.ab.ca/covid-19-information/cue-faqs-and-updates-during-covid-19/in-person-courses-at-cue-for-fall-2020/
Grand Prairie Regional CollegeABOnlineMajority of courses offered online.0.00%https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Coronavirus/index.htm
Lethbridge CollegeABOnlineCurriculum delivered in flexible environment. Some labs and experiential learning take place on campus. Most services are delivered online or over the phone.0.00%9.00%https://lethbridgecollege.ca/we-are-ready
Lethbridge UniversityABHybridPrimarily online learning for the fall.7.00%https://www.uleth.ca/unews/article/university-offer-quality-learning-experience-primarily-online-fall-2020-semester#.XyHWuC0ZMWq
MacEwan UniversityABOnlineThe majority of MacEwan University's Fall term courses will be offered through online delivery. TheTBDhttps://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Coronavirus/index.htm
Medicine Hat UniversityABOnlineFall courses delivered virtually wherever possible7.00%7.00%https://www.mhc.ab.ca/AboutMHC/CampusSafety/COVID-19
Mount Royal UniversityABOnlinePrimarily online in Sept 2020 with limited exceptions7.00%2.40%1.80%https://www.mtroyal.ca/AcademicSupport/StudentRegistrationRecords/CreditRegistration/course-exceptions.htm
Northern Alberta Institute of TechnologyABHybridOnline or small group in person delivery7.00%https://www.mhc.ab.ca/ProgramsandCourses/Academic-Programs/Fall-2020-Delivery
Red Deer CollegeABHybridNew curriculum-based decisions will accommodate limited small group, in-person interactions for selected labs, shops, practicums and studios this fall.https://rdc.ab.ca/student-services/health-safety-and-wellness-centre/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)ABOnlineMajority of fall programming to be delivered online. Some auxillary fees suspended.0.00%https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/administration/departments/health-safety-and-environment-services/pandemic-preparedness/fall-2020-program-delivery
The King's University CollegeABHybridPredmoninantly online with some in-person learning at least once a week.https://www.kingsu.ca/covid-19
University of AlbertaABHybridOnline delivery with approximately 300 in-person courses. Tuition increases of from 4-7% depending on the program.7.00%7.00%19.00%https://blog.ualberta.ca/fall-2020-course-information-now-available-8460cf95959b
University of CalgaryABHybridFor the majority of students, tuition will increase by five per cent for continuing students, seven per cent for new domestic students, and 10 per cent for new international students.5.00%10.00%13.00%https://globalnews.ca/news/6395435/university-of-calgary-tuition-hikes-approved/

QUEBEC

Most of Quebec’s universities and CÉGEP junior colleges plan to offer their courses online.

There are a few exceptions such as the Université de Sherbrooke which will be turning to outdoor venues from September to October to provide an alternative learning environment.

“The Univesité de Sherbrooke plans to hold face-to-face educational activities in the fall term, to allow as many students as possible to do as many activities and experiences as possible on campus,” says Isabelle Huard, a media-relations officer with Université de Sherbrooke.

Huard says between 40 to 100 per cent of the baccalaureate programs will be in-person for the fall term, depending on the program. The school has acquired additional facilities to accommodate the plan, including churches.

In addition to planning outdoor classes, some courses will be given at the Cultural Centre and in churches in Sherbrooke. Twelve outdoor sites that can accommodate between 16 and 100 students each are located on the main campus. These will be grassy spaces, at the campus open-air theatre and along the edges of pavilions, including the School of Music.

“If everything goes as planned, and as long as the weather permits, outdoor classes will be offered during the months of September and October. Perhaps also in the spring of 2021, depending on the evolution of the pandemic,” says Huard.

In 2018-2019, the Université de Sherbrooke welcomed 2,648 international students from 102 countries and territories. Huard says it is unclear at this point how many of the 400 international students who were offered the opportunity to start with distance learning from their home country for the fall session will avail themselves of the offer, or postpone admission.

“We have a total of 31,727 students. On average, we welcome nearly 1,000 new foreign students per year. With the travel restrictions currently in place, unfortunately, we do not expect to receive many of them,” she says.

Bishop’s University indicates in-person classes will be held “in classrooms which will respect the physical distancing guidelines of the public health authorities.”

MANITOBA

Provincial highlights: 56 per cent of classes will be online; 33 per cent hybrid; 11 per cent in person.

The University of Manitoba will offer predominantly online delivery with reduced class sizes.

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology will welcome no more than 40 per cent of its student population on campus. The school will provide a phased approach; from August 31 to December 31 there will be no more than 40 per cent of campus population by campus/building. Some blended delivery for targeted academic programs will begin as well. All in-person learning will be augmented by hybrid, online learning tools.

The Canadian Mennonite University will provide on-campus living and in-person classes in the fall. It claims to be the only “fully accredited Manitoba university to do so.”

SCHOOL PROVINCE DELIVERYFALL STATUS TUITION % (DOMESTIC)TUITION % (INTERNATIONAL)INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCOVID-19 UPDATES
All SchoolsAll Provinces56% online2.40%4.00%15.00%
Assiniboine Community CollegeMBHybridPartial remote learning proposed.0.00%17.00%https://assiniboine.net/community/news-events/covid-19-response-updates
Brandon UniversityMBOnline"Mostly online" instruction has been announced for the fall semester, with some in-person labs, studios, and practicums offered where necessary.3.80%3.80%11.00%https://www.brandonu.ca/news/2020/06/02/brandon-university-plans-fall-term-with-mostly-online-instruction/
Canadian Mennonite UniversityMBIn personCMU has confirmed it will provide on-campus living and in-person classes beginning Fall 2020, and is the "only fully accredited Manitoba university to do so."0.50%7.00%https://www.cmu.ca/covid-19/
Manitoba Institute of Trades and TechnologyMBHybridBlended program delivery with launch of new campus-wide Learning Management System (LMS)https://mitt.ca/291/blogs/updates-from-mitt-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and TechMBHybridHybrid learning with phased approach; no more than 40% of normal student population on campus24.00%https://www.rrc.ca/coronavirus/return-to-campus/
Universite de Saint BonifaceMBOnlineInternational students can defer admission or distance learninghttps://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/stuck-in-international-limbo-571901042.html
University College of the NorthMBOnlineIn-person courses will not be offered in the fall excepted in "limited cases."https://ucncovid.ca/
University of ManitobaMBOnlinePredominantly online delivery with reduced class sizes.3.80%3.80%20.00%http://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus/students#classes-scheduling-and-other-academic-matters
University of WinnipegMBOnline"Alternate modes of delivery" for classes in the fall term /all in-person classes suspended3.80%12.60%https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/covid-19/index.html

NOVA SCOTIA

Provincial highlights: 45 per cent of classes will be online; 45 per cent hybrid course delivery; 10 per cent in person.

Dalhousie University has moved to a virtual environment and has launched [email protected] to connect upper-year students with cohorts of new students in their area of study and a new student life app will be launched.

Cape Breton University is closed to the public and courses are being provided online only, while St. Francis Xavier University is offering a mix of online and classroom learning this fall with 72 per cent of undergraduate courses offered in-person.

SCHOOL PROVINCE DELIVERYFALL STATUS TUITION % (DOMESTIC)TUITION % (INTERNATIONAL)INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCOVID-19 UPDATES
All SchoolsNS44% online2.40%7.00%18.00%
Acadia UniversityNSHybridAcadia University intends to welcome students back to campus for a COVID-19-ready Fall 2020 term with a hybrid approach to teaching and learning that includes a mix of in-person, online, and virtual course delivery.0.00%9.40%https://www2.acadiau.ca/home.html
Cape Breton UniversityNSOnlineCBU campus facilities remain closed to the public. All classes online.3.00%19.40%https://www.cbu.ca/future-students/student-services/health-wellness/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-information/
Dalhousie UniversityNSOnlinePredominantly online delivery in the fall with additional $3 million in undergraduate financial aid. International students fees are being raised by 3-15%.3.00%6.80%22.00%https://www.dal.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates/our-approach.html
Nova Scotia College of Art & DesignNSOnlineOnline delivery unless students apply and are given a special exemption.https://nscad.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates/
Nova Scotia Community CollegeNSHybridPrograms will be offered either fully online through scheduled and/or non-scheduled classes, or through a blended format with scheduled online and some on-campus classes.https://www.nscc.ca/covid19/academics/2020-21-academic-program-changes/index.asp
Sant Mary's UniversityNSOnlineFor safety and security purposes, if access to campus is needed an approved appointment will be required and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance3.00%7.00%21.00%https://smu.ca/virtualuniversity/welcome.html
St. Francis XavierNSIn person72% of undergraduates will return to in-person classes3.00%https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/students-at-st-francis-xavier-university-protest-wording-of-covid-19-waiver-1.5022523
Universite Sainte-AnneNSHybridAll our campuses will be open from Tuesday, August 4, 2020 with some facilities still closed and online classes taking place through the Microsoft Teams platform.18.00%https://www.usainteanne.ca/en/about-us

NEW BRUNSWICK

Provincial highlights:  25 per cent of classes will be online; 58 per cent hybrid course delivery; 8 per cent in person. One school has yet to formally announce its opening plans for the fall. 

SCHOOL PROVINCE DELIVERYFALL STATUS TUITION % (DOMESTIC)TUITION % (INTERNATIONAL)INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCOVID-19 UPDATES
All SchoolsNS25% online4.50%2.00%10.00%Search school name
Acadia UniversityNSHybridAcadia University intends to welcome students back to campus for a COVID-19-ready Fall 2020 term with a hybrid approach to teaching and learning that includes a mix of in-person, online, and virtual course delivery.0.00%https://www2.acadiau.ca/home.html
Cape Breton UniversityNSOnlineCBU campus facilities remain closed at this time. Services for employees, students and the community have moved to remote delivery3.00%19.40%https://www.cbu.ca/future-students/student-services/health-wellness/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-information/
Dalhousie UniversityNSOnlinePredominantly online delivery in the fall with additional $3 million in undergraduate financial aid. International students fees are being raised by 3-15%.3.00%6.80%22.00%https://www.dal.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates/our-approach.html
Nova Scotia College of Art & DesignNSOnlineOnline delivery unless students apply and are given a special exemption.https://nscad.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates/
Nova Scotia Community CollegeNSHybridPrograms will be offered either fully online through scheduled and/or non-scheduled classes, or through a blended format with scheduled online and some on-campus classes.https://www.nscc.ca/covid19/academics/2020-21-academic-program-changes/index.asp
Sant Mary's UniversityNSOnlineFor safety and security purposes, if access to campus is needed an approved appointment will be required and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance3.00%7.00%21.00%https://smu.ca/virtualuniversity/welcome.html
St. Francis XavierNSHybrid72% of undergraduates will return to in-person classes3.00%https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/students-at-st-francis-xavier-university-protest-wording-of-covid-19-waiver-1.5022523
Universite Sainte-AnneNSHybridAll our campuses will be open from Tuesday, August 4, 2020 with some facilities still closed and online classes taking place through the Microsoft Teams platform.https://www.usainteanne.ca/en/about-us
Crandal UniversityNBHybridThe university will be offering a hybrid model of course delivery for all programshttps://www.crandallu.ca/2020/06/15/whats-happening-this-fall-at-crandall/
Eastern CollegeNBHybridIn-class learning will be limited to students requiring hands-on training. Where programs can continue to be met with remote delivery, students will continue with their remote delivery environment.https://www.easterncollege.ca/news-events/news/eastern-college-implementing-phased-approach-to-re-opening-campuses-in-new-brunswick/
Kingswood UniversityNBIn personOffering onsite courses in the fall. But they will be offering all courses in multiple formats (onsite, online, directed study) to provide the greatest flexibility for studentshttps://www.kingswood.edu/covid-19-information
Maritime College of Forest TechnologyNBTBDTBDhttps://www.mcft.ca
McKenzie CollegeNBOnlineAll programs being delivered online for the 2020-21 academic yearhttps://www.mckenzie.edu/all-news/programs-delivered-online-2020-21-academic-year
Mount AllisionNBHybridThe University plans to offer many courses online as well as a selection of courses that will utilize both online delivery combined with some on-campus activities (such as labs or studio work). Residences will be open.4.50%2.00%10.00%https://www.mta.ca/fall2020/
New Brunswick College of Craft and DesignNBHybridBlended learning experiences for students are being offered, which will vary from program to program and course to coursehttps://nbccd.ca/fall-2020-at-nbccd/
New Brunswick Community CollegeNBOnlineLearning will be predominantly online with some in-person classes where required for students to graduate.https://nbcc.ca/covid-19
St. Thomas UniversityNBHybridStaff returned to campus beginning Monday, July 20, and campus reopened to students and the public on Tuesday, August 4. Classrooms will be available to instructors should they choose to use them.2.00%https://www.stu.ca/fall-2020-course-delivery/
Universite de MonctonNBHybridAll study programs will be offered in the fall 2020 session with a range of remote and in-person learning.13.80%https://www.umoncton.ca/covid-19/
University of FrederictonNBOnlineuFred is a full-online degree granting instutition.0.00%0%1.00%https://ufred.ca/
University of New BrunswickNBHybridThe 2020 academic fall term at UNB will be delivered through a blended learning model that includes alternative delivery methods andm in some cases, mandatory in-person classes and labs2.00%8.20%https://www.unb.ca/coronavirus/

Overall, universities are bracing for a potential drop of 10 to 35 per cent or more in international student fees on top of revenue already lost to cancelled conferences and shuttered recreation facilities.

Some schools, such as the University of Windsor, are projecting more than $20 million in lost revenue in 2021, as international students are unable to enter the country due to on-going travel restrictions.

 

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