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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Proof of Vaccination Requirement

Updated October 22, 2021

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

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Calgary University of Calgary Learn More Effective immediately all visitors to campus age 12 and over are expected to show:

  • Alberta QR Code for proof of vaccination (Printed vaccine records are no longer acceptable), plus government issued ID that has a DOB plus Full name. (Does not need to be picture ID) or
  • proof of a privately paid negative covid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or
  • documentation of a medical exemption
Edmonton University of Alberta Learn More
Grande Prairie Mayfair Business School Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/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
Red Deer Red Deer Polytechnic Learn More Starting Monday, November 15, all residents of Alberta will need to provide proof of vaccinations (including at Red Deer Polytechnic) through a QR code provided by the Government of Alberta. This QR code can be a screen shot on your phone or it can be printed as a hard copy. Please ensure that the dates of your vaccinations are visible on your screenshot. Or, proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test (taken within 72 hours of arriving on campus), or, an approved vaccination exemption and also complete the brief questionnaire on the Red Deer Polytechnic SAFE app
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Kamloops Thompson Rivers University Learn More You must supply and wear a non-medical mask during the testing session. * masks are still required indoors on TRU campus. You must use the hand sanitizing station before entering the Centre. If you do not feel well, you must reschedule your testing session.
Kelowna Academy of Learning Career College QR Passport, phone or paper with a piece of government ID. If you do not have proof of vaccination, you will not be able to enter onto the campus. Masks are still mandatory when entering the building and campus. (Masks Can be removed at desk).
Nanaimo Vancouver Island University Learn More
Surrey Comfort Inn and Suites Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering Comfort Inn & Suites. 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.
Vancouver BCIT Vancouver Campus Learn More Proof vaccination is required along with a valid government issued photo ID to enter the BCIT campus.
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Winnipeg Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites Proof vaccination is required along with a valid government issue photo ID to enter the hotel. Proof of a negative Covid test is not acceptable.
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Saint John’s Memorial University of Newfoundland Learn More
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Halifax Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown Learn More
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Hamilton McMaster Innovation Park Learn More
London Ramada by Wyndham London You MUST report to the hotel’s front desk to show proof of vaccination before entering the exam room.
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
Windsor Hampton Inn Full Proof of Vaccination and government issued photo ID are required to enter the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor. Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering. If you are not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms, please contact IFSE to re-schedule your exam.
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Charlottetown Academy of Learning Please call the AOL PEI at (902) 894-8973 or info@aolpei.ca for update on their policy.
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Montreal Holiday Inn Montreal Centre Ville / Downtown Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering Holiday Inn Montréal Centre-Ville/ Downtown. 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.
Quebec City College Saint Charles Garnier Masks and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering 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 and use of hand sanitizer are required/mandatory when entering Ramada Plaza Regina. 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 Holiday Inn Saskatoon Downtown Learn More You MUST report to the hotel’s front desk to show proof of vaccination before entering the exam room.

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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