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Centennial College and Air Canada partner to give South Korean students an easier path to Canada

From left, Mr. Min Hyuk Bae, General Manager, Centennial College Far East Asia Office, and Mr. Young Lee, General Manager Korea, Air Canada, at the official signing in Seoul, South Korea

From left, Mr. Min Hyuk Bae, General Manager, Centennial College Far East Asia Office, and Mr. Young Lee, General Manager Korea, Air Canada, at the official signing in Seoul, South Korea.


Centennial College and Air Canada signed a joint agreement on December 14 to help smooth the path to Canada for South Korean students who wish to study at Toronto’s Centennial College. Students can enrol in an online or hybrid program and can travel to Canada with study permit approval and the college's support. Centennial is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan.

The partnership with Air Canada – Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 210 airports on six continents – will significantly help travellers who possess an acceptance letter to Centennial College. Many airlines require travel letters from institutions in order for students to arrange flights. Cooperation between Centennial College and Air Canada facilitates the flight booking process with mutual understanding and agreement. Promotional rates will enhance access to affordable flights to Canada.

“We are delighted to have negotiated this agreement that has the interests of our students at heart,” says Dr. Craig Stephenson, President and CEO of Centennial College. “Reducing barriers to booking a flight to Canada during a tough time for international travel, while offering promotional rates, are just two of the benefits that this partnership brings to South Korean students beginning their learning journey with us.”

South Korea is the third largest sending country for international students in Canada. In the past three years, Centennial has welcomed more than 3,767 Korean students to study post-secondary, post-graduate and English Language Learning (ELL) programs at Centennial’s five campuses in Toronto, Canada.

Programs such as COVID Safe Canada and headSTART have streamlined the journey to Canada without compromising safety or engagement. The COVID Safe Canada program is an evolution of the Airport Welcome initiative, which Centennial College continues to lead. It provides 24/7 remote assistance to new and returning international students studying in Canada, including sharing expert advice from public health care authorities and making arriving international students aware of the legal obligations under the Quarantine Act.

Centennial College offers more than 200 flexible online and hybrid program options available to international students. Hybrid programs provide a mix of online courses and lab instruction to practice skills, such as aviation and avionics maintenance. International students can apply for Winter 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 program starts.

For South Korean students interested in studying at Centennial College in Toronto, please contact International Admissions Officer Min Ah Kwon at mkwon@centennialcollege.ca.