Flying to Canada Checklist
As an International student, to be able to enter Canada, you are required to follow these requirements as specified by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Visit Current border measures and requirements for information about how COVID-19 is affecting travellers, border services, programs and business.
Documents to Bring
1. Quarantine room booking
2. Negative COVID-19 molecular test result
Get your pre-entry COVID-19 test (PCR or LAMP) within 72 hours prior to your flight.
3. CIC Letter of Acceptance and CBSA letter
As proof you are a current registered student at CIC and exempt from 3-night hotel stay as a minor under 18 years of age and begin quarantine directly at CIC Linden Hall residence. It is very important to bring an up-to-date CBSA letter. Download this letter from your ezReport by selecting “Documents”. If you are not able to get a CBSA letter, contact your admissions and liaison officer for a customized letter.
4. If you’re 18 years or older, reserve your 3 night hotel stopover with government authorized hotels
- If rooms aren’t available for your preferred dates, you must change your flight for a date when a government-authorized hotel is available.
- Reservations made through other travel agencies, online booking sites or apps will not be accepted. You could face fines upon entry to Canada for not having the appropriate booking.
5. ArriveCAN receipt
Use ArriveCAN to submit your travel and quarantine plans, when asked for your phone number, please provide the residence front desk number: +1-905-308-7565 ext. 1200
Always keep your passport with you when travelling.
7. Visa or eTA
8. IRCC Letter (Study Permit Approval) or Study Permit
Print and present Study Permit Approval letter to the border officer when you enter Canada. The border officer will then issue your study permit (a piece of paper).
- Make sure that your medical exam has not expired: Your medical exam results are good for 12 months only. If you don’t come to Canada as a visitor, student or worker within that time, you may need to do another exam.
Last updated on April 22, 2021