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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

NOTICE
Delivery of printed material will take longer than expected due to staffing shortages at factories and courier companies as a result of the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update you as more information is received from our shipping partners.

Proof of Vaccination Requirement

Updated July 13, 2022

Some provinces and exam venues for our in-person exams (including Pearson VUE Test Centers) are mandated by their Provincial government to ask for Proof of Vaccination. Some of our exam venues are mandating their own guidelines, even if their Provincial Government does not mandate Proof of Vaccination. If you plan on writing an in-person exam, please view the table below to ensure you are able to sit for your exam

: Vaccination Proof Required
: Vaccination Proof NOT Required
: To be announced

City Venue Status Link Additional Information
Calgary University of Calgary Masks will no longer be required on University of Calgary campuses. While individuals are not permitted to create masking mandates, they may invite others to wear a mask when entering an enclosed research, work, study or teaching space. Continuing to respect and support people’s decision to wear a mask is strongly supported and encouraged. Physical distancing is recommended. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Edmonton University of Alberta Learn More Face masks are not required, but are strongly recommended, at the University of Alberta, especially in high-traffic and high- capacity areas on campuses. Physical distancing is recommended. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Edmonton Four Points Sheraton Hotel Masks are required while inside the Four Points Sheraton Edmonton South Hotel unless you are eating or drinking at a designated table. Physical distancing is recommended.
If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
No outside food and Beverage is permitted
Grande Prairie Mayfair Business School Masks and use of hand sanitizer are not mandatory when entering Mayfair Business School. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Lethbridge Lethbridge Community College Learn More Masks are recommended but not required in all indoor public spaces on the Lethbridge College campus. Please reschedule or cancel your appointment if you are not feeling well. Test takers with visible cold- or flu-like symptoms will not be permitted. If you have seasonal allergies with visible symptoms, additional advance arrangements may be required. Please contact us for more information if this applies to you (403-320-3368).
Red Deer Red Deer Polytechnic Effective immediately, individuals accessing Red Deer Polytechnic’s campuses and learning centres will no longer be required, or requested, to show proof of their vaccination records. Face coverings/ masks are still required at all times while indoors. Complete the daily health checklist on the SAFE RDP app before arriving. Physical distancing is recommended. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, have been in contact with someone who have tested posivite for Covid-19 or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Kamloops Thompson Rivers University Learn More Masks are no longer required on TRU campuses, they are now a personal choice You must use the hand sanitizing station before entering the Centre. Physical distancing is recommended. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, have been in contact with someone who have tested posivite for Covid-19 or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Kelowna Academy of Learning Career College Masks are no longer required in indoor public spaces. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Nanaimo Vancouver Island University Learn More Masks are no longer required in indoor public spaces. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Surrey Comfort Inn and Suites No masks or vaccination proof is required from anyone entering Comfort Inn & Suites. Physical distancing is recommended. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Vancouver BCIT Learn More Masks will remain optional for people in all indoor public settings at BCIT. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Victoria Camosun College Masks will remain optional for people in all indoor public settings at Camosun College. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Winnipeg Red River College (Notre Dame Campus) Learn More Wearing masks is optional at all RRC Polytech campuses. Physical Distancing is recommended. Stanchions, barriers and physical distancing markers will remain in place. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Saint John’s Memorial University of Newfoundland Learn More Masks will continue to be strongly recommended in buildings, but they are not mandatory at Memorial. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Halifax Mount Saint Vincent University Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering Mount Saint Vincent University. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Barrie Georgian College Learn More Georgian College suspended its mandatory mask mandate for visitors on campus, however, they are still strongly encouraged as an effective measure against the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask on campus will have their choice respected. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Hamilton McMaster Innovation Park Learn More Individuals accessing MIP’s controlled common areas, will not be required to wear a protective face covering upon entering. This is in addition to the removal of our mandatory proof of vaccination request Physical distancing is recommended.If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
London Ramada by Wyndham London Effective March 1st 2022, Proof of vaccination will not be required, however masks are still required at the Ramada by Wyndham London. Mask can be removed once you are seated at your exam table or eating/drinking at a designated area. Physical distancing is recommended. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Mississauga Dream Conference Centre (Sussex Centre) Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering DREAM Conference Centre. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Ottawa Marconi Centre Learn More Masks are not mandatory upon entry at the Marconi Centre. Proof of vaccination will not be required. Physical distancing and Basic screening questions around COVID health conditions remains in effect. Hand sanitizer will be available for all guests. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Scarborough Centennial College Centennial College still requires anyone wishing to access our campuses/satellite locations during the Summer 2022 semester to wear a mask indoors and self-pre-screen for symptoms. Masks will be made readily available to staff and students at all campus security desks. We will also maintain the robust hygiene practices put in place across all campuses. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam
Windsor Hampton Inn No Proof of Vaccination Required. Masks and use of hand sanitizer are not mandatory when entering Hampton Inn. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Charlottetown Academy of Learning No Proof of Vaccination Required. Masks and use of hand sanitizer are not mandatory when entering Academy of Learning. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Montreal UQUAM Learn More Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering the campus. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (3 feet / 1 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Quebec City College Saint Charles Garnier Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering and circulating the hallways of Collège Saint Charles Garnier. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Regina Ramada Plaza Regina Masks are not mandatory when entering Ramada Plaza Regina, however recommended along with using a hand sanitizer. Physical distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters). If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
Saskatoon Saskatchewan Polytechnic Masks are mandatory while on campus. Proof of vaccination will not be required. Physical distancing is recommended. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam

Important Information for IFSE Institute Students

Updated May 28, 2021

IFSE Institute is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the guidelines as set out by Canada’s Public Health officials. The health and safety of our students, staff, instructors and partners is our number one priority.

Office Closure

IFSE Institute’s Mississauga office is currently closed and all our staff are working remotely. We continue to provide customer service support from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) through our email and phone lines. Given that most organizations are now operating remotely, you may experience some disruptions when contacting us because of the increased burden on the internet infrastructure. Your business is important to us and we will do our best to reconnect with you and address your inquiry.

Online Registration

There are no changes to IFSE’s online course registration. You can continue to register for your courses by logging into IFSE’s education portal. For web-based courses, your course material is available immediately after you complete your registration. If your course is a textbook or you ordered printed material from us, there may be a slight delay in your delivery because courier companies are experiencing higher than normal volumes at the moment.

PAPER-BASED PROCTORED EXAMS

Where possible, paper-based exams are taking place. Seats for exam sessions are limited due to social distancing requirements and jurisdictional restrictions. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation on a day-to-day basis and may at our sole discretion suspend exam sessions should the need arise.

Rules for in-person testing:

  • Don’t attend your exam session if you are feeling sick, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been asked to self-isolate by a health official
  • Face masks / coverings are mandatory while testing
  • Social distancing must be observed at the testing site (6 feet / 2 meters)
  • Only exam candidates are permitted in the exam session
  • Pencils and erasers are mandatory and will not be provided at the exam
  • There are no washroom breaks during the exam
  • Special accommodation requests must be made before the exam date
  • You are required to sign a waiver at the exam session to proceed with your exam

For more information, view our paper-based proctored exam webpage.

COMPUTER BASED proctorED exams

Computer-based proctored exams are delivered either at a test centre or in the comfort of your home or office by our partner, Pearson VUE. Please visit IFSE’s exam options webpage to verify the availability of this exam type for your course.

Test centres

Test centres are subject to jurisdictional directives, which may restrict opening, limit capacity, or mandate health and safety practices. For more about Pearson VUE’s testing during COVID-19, please visit their website.

Online remote proctoring

On June 11, 2020, IFSE introduced computer-based online proctored exams where students can write their exams in their home or office. Students should ensure they meet the technical requirements before they select this option.

For more information, visit IFSE’s computer-based online proctored exams webpage.

Thank You for Your Support

Financial services professionals play an important role as essential workers during these critical times. We want to thank you for choosing IFSE Institute to help support you in your career endeavours.

FAQ

Is IFSE Institute closed?

Our office is closed to comply with the Canadian government’s guidelines and to help stop the spread of the virus. However, all our staff are working remotely and our customer service team remains available for students during normal operating hours.

Can I still register for a course?

Yes, you can register for any of our courses by logging into IFSE’s education portal. For the majority of our courses, your course material is available online immediately after you complete your registration so you can start studying right away. If your course comes in the form of a textbook or you ordered printed material from us, delivery may be delayed due to higher than normal volumes experienced by the courier companies.

Can I still purchase printed materials?

Printed materials as well as any other additional course resources are still available for purchase on our website. However, delivery times may be a little longer due to the higher volumes experienced by the couriers.

Can I book an in-person exam?

You can now book an exam session for paper based exams where permitted. You can also book a computer based exam if your exam is setup with Pearson VUE. Availability may be limited due to capacity and social distancing requirements applicable to those test centres.

Please note that this is a fluid situation and changes such as cancellation or re-scheduling may occur at any time. You will be notified by email of such changes

When are in-person exams resuming in location where they were suspended?

Paper-based proctored exams will resume in locations where they were suspended, with specific health and safety restrictions in place, as soon as governmental guidelines allow it.

Will IFSE Institute be giving priority to students whose exams were cancelled due to the pandemic?

Priority will be given to students who have had their exams cancelled. Once we are back to normal, we plan to increase the frequency and capacity of our exam sessions to accommodate all our students. We want to ensure that students are able to test quickly and safely in order to complete their courses.

Health Advice

Stay healthy and limit spread
  • Stay at home and avoid non-essential trips in your community
  • Keep at least 6 feet away from other individuals
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, your sleeve, or arm
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid crowded places and non-essential gatherings
  • Consider wearing a non-medical mask and gloves when out in public

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