Be ready!

Before travelling to Canada, make sure you have the following documents on hand when boarding:

  • Your study permit or letter of introduction approving your study permit
  • A letter from your Canadian educational institution (au besoin)
  • A quarantine plan duly filled with the ArriveCan mobile app **

** As of November 21, 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. Travellers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada; a border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally.

Your journey to the airport

When you arrive at the airport, make sure you have your passport, required documents and your smartphone if you have completed forms using the ArriveCAN and CanBorder mobile applications.

Do you have to take a connecting flight? See below for the scenario that suits your flight plan.

Arrival journey (without connecting flight)

Arrival journey

  1. Landing
  2. Passport control and customs declaration
  3. Customs control
  4. Health control with a quarantine officer from the Public Health Agency of Canada (if necessary)
  5. Immigration (if necessary, if you need to collect your study permit or other)
  6. Baggage claim
  7. Exit

Study permit

Do you need to collect your new study permit? Your point of entry into Canada will be where you need to do it.

Example: You arrive directly at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) by an international flight and have no connecting flight to take. You will collect your study permit from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at Montreal airport.

Parcours avec correspondance

Flight connection journey

  1. Landing
  2. Passport control and customs declaration
  3. Customs control
  4. Health control with a quarantine officer from the Public Health Agency of Canada (if necessary)
  5. Immigration (if necessary, if you need to collect your study permit or other)
  6. Flight connection

Study permit

Do you need to collect your new study permit? Your point of entry into Canada will be where you need to do it.

Example 1: You make a stopover at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), to then take a connecting flight to Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). It is during your layover in Toronto that you will need to collect your study permit from the Canada Border Services Agency.

Example 2: You make a stopover at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), to then take a connecting flight to Quebec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB). It is during your layover in Montreal that you will have to collect your study permit from the Canada Border Services Agency.

After completing the procedures at the Canadian immigration office, you will be directed to access your connecting flight. Please note that it is forbidden, in the current context, to leave the airport during your layover.

Passport control and customs declaration

When you arrive, or through the CanBorder mobile application, you will have to fill out the customs declaration form.

 

The CanBorder mobile app

The CanBorder app allows you to complete your customs declaration in advance. This will allow travellers arriving in Canada to be processed more quickly at the border. It allows travellers to enter their information quickly, easily and securely upon arrival in Canada.

The application is available on the AppStore and GooglePlay. Download it before your arrival!

Visit this link for more details.

 

Health control

Before boarding your flight to Canada, you will have to answer questions to assess your health condition through the ArriveCAN mobile application. Your quarantine plan will also be evaluated by a border services officer or quarantine officer. This plan is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. If you don’t have a plan, you should not travel to Canada. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to enter the country.

Here is the information you will need to provide:

  • your flight details to Canada
  • your destination (address of the place of quarantine)
  • your contact details (phone number and email address)

You will also need to complete a self-assessment and a quarantine plan questionnaire. Here are the questions you will be asked:

  • Do you currently have a cough, difficulty breathing, or have a fever?
  • Do you have an accommodation where you can quarantine yourself for 14 days?
  • Are there any vulnerable people where you plan to quarantine?
  • Is your place of quarantine a group living environment (e.g. a family home, student residences) or is it currently housing different families?
  • Can you have food, medicine or other essentials delivered to your accommodation during the quarantine?

Personal information collected by officers of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), either through the paper form or with digital tools, such as the online form or the ArriveCAN application, will be used by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to verify travellers’ compliance with the Quarantine Act. The information will be shared with provinces and territories, as well as law enforcement agencies, to monitor travellers and ensure they meet isolation or quarantine requirements.

 

The ArriveCAN mobile app

Save time at the border and limit physical contact

As of November 21, 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flight. 

This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. Travellers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada; a border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally.

The mobile app is available on the AppStore and GooglePlay.

Visit the Government of Canada website for more informaiton on these new mandatory requirements.

Are you arriving at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)? Here is some information you may find helpful.

 

Ground transportation from YUL

Bus 747 Express (towards downtown Montréal)

The 747 bus line runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between Montréal-Trudeau Airport and downtown Montréal (corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine – Berri-UQAM station). Travel time may vary between 45 to 70 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Learn more

Regional shuttles

Greyhound, 747 P-E-Trudeau Airport/Downtown, Skyport, etc. Learn more

Trains

As Canada’s national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada offers intercity connections along the Ottawa-Montréal, Toronto-Kingston-Montréal and Québec City-Montréal corridors. Learn more

Taxis

You can get a taxi or limousine at the arrivals level near the central exit located in front of the cloakroom, where a dispatcher will assist you. No reservation is required. All taxi and limousine operators working out of Montréal–Trudeau are required to have a permit and to comply with its terms and conditions. Occasionally, during periods of excessive demand, Aéroports de Montréal may call on outside operators. Learn more

Car rental

Learn more

 

International arrivals map

Find your way in the public area of YUL.

For more details, visit the YUL website.