Hey. Im in the same situation as you and also from HK. I started my program last month already, but for sure I still want to enter Canada before my next hybrid format semester start too. I am also planning to enter Canada through US if there is no update policy for us before Jan, I have to choose this only way. However, I saw the previous threads in this forum, the guy successfully entered BC, he landed Seattle and then drove to the land border, he told me the possibility of entering Canada might depends on which province that you would enter, because of different political stand point. Since Im going to Toronto ON, that might be more risky.