International students

Are you planning

to travel to Quebec

to continue your studies?

Make sure you meet the requirements to enter Canada and that you are well prepared for your arrival.

Accueil Plus supports educational institutions in the transmission of information relating to the welcoming of international students.

The pages of this site contain information and guidelines provided by government agencies to facilitate your trip and your first days in the country. Depending on the evolution of the pandemic, this information may be changed at any time by authorities and without notice. To avoid any hassle, consult the appropriate government sites.

1

Do you meet the criteria for travelling to Canada?

The emergency orders issued under the Quarantine Act do not authorize individuals to travel to Canada for optional or discretionary reasons. It is important for you to ensure that you meet the travel exemptions and entry criteria before travelling to Canada.

You are exempt from travel restrictions and can enter Canada if you are travelling for essential, non-discretionary purposes, AND

  • you are an international student with a valid study permit, or
  • you received the approval for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020.

Visit the Government of Canada site for details regarding international students.

2

Plan your isolation period

Upon your arrival, you will be required to isolate for 14 days. The Canada Border Services Agency will assess your quarantine plan before you leave the port of entry.

Your plan should specify the following:

  • where you will be staying;
  • the means you will use to:
    • get to your destination;
    • get groceries;
    • access essential services and medical care.

For more details, visit the following link:

3

Make your arrival at the airport easier

To facilitate your journey at the airport, learn about the steps to follow after landing. Discover some tips to help you speed up your customs control and limit physical contact.

4

Take notice of the sanitary measures you will need to comply with

As soon as you arrive in Canada, you must respect the sanitary measures in place. Here are a few :

  • Wear a mask in public places
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cough in your elbow

For more information, visit the Government of Quebec site for this purpose.

5

Ask you institution

For your arrival this fall, you will find specific information to each educational institution:

  • a welcoming note;
  • temporary accommodation options;
  • information on available transportation;
  • contact details that may be useful to you;
  • and more.