Things to know when you arrive in Canada


When you arrive in Canada, expect longer than normal border processing wait times. If you have a connecting flight, make sure you leave yourself enough time for border formalities.

Expect to be referred to an immigration office for the processing of your study permit. Some airports may have a special processing area for international students arriving in Canada. Please watch for any signage that may be directing you to this designated processing area.

Once you receive your study permit, ensure that all information on the permit is correct before leaving the immigration office.

Quarantine, isolation and testing upon arrival in Canada

Fully vaccinated travellers, as well as certain categories of individuals, are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Canada, unless otherwise directed. If you are ordered to quarantine or isolate by a Government of Canada official, you must demonstrate that you have a suitable quarantine or isolation plan.

When you arrive in Canada you may be required to undergo COVID-19 molecular testing, even if you are fully vaccinated.

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