Last updated: April 13, 2020
HLIC is committed to bringing students quality learning experiences, maintaining a high level of academic infrastructure and providing the expert instructors that students have come to expect from us. In order to support this commitment, tuition fees and policies will not change in circumstance where we are obligated to deliver our programs in one or more alternative formats as a result of events which are beyond our reasonable control, such as- acts of war, terrorism, pandemics, illnesses, viruses, epidemics, governmental mandates, regulations, labour shortages/strikes, or other factors affecting our ability to provide safe instruction to our student population on campus.
The decision to move to alternative formats for everyone as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was considered and done in the interest of student and public safety and to comply with Canadian Government laws. In the result, the way in which education is delivered has been affected, but it does not affect the standard of our program.
Halifax Language Institute of Canada (HLIC) takes the health of its students, staff, and community seriously. Since we learned of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been monitoring the Government of Canada’s health updates on the virus to ensure we are taking all necessary steps to protect our students, homestay hosts and staff.
The current status in Canada of COVID-19 is that it has closed its borders to non-residents. We will be ready to welcome new students the moment Canada re-opens its borders.
The Government of Canada is asking people to social distance themselves and self-isolate as much as possible. The Government has asked that all non-essential services be cancelled and employees work from home if able.
HLIC has closed its campuses and is now currently offering all current students virtual classes. We believe virtual classes are the best way to offer our students and staff support for the foreseeable future. We will be following the guidelines and recommendations of the Government of Canada moving forward.
Class Schedule: As of March 31, the situation has been assessed and HLIC will continue with virtual classes until May 3rd (the end of Spring Break). Our classes and semesters will continue on schedule, but our campus will remain closed.
We will reassess the situation after May 3rd and follow the recommendations as to whether we should continue to have virtual classes for the next semester as well.
Those who have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days and who develop a fever with a temperature of 38°C or higher, and/or cough, should call 811. Do not present yourself at a hospital or COVID-19 testing site without contacting 811 first. For more Public Health information please visit this website: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221
We wish you the best in health and updates will be provided as the situation evolves.
The HLIC Team