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

Before you travel to Canada, you’ll need to make sure you have the right documents to enter the country. (Ref:Travel, quarantine and bordersFlying to Canada requirements checklist)


1. Quarantine room booking

Book your quarantine room on your ezReport, click on “Forms” and complete the Arrival Form. Sign and return the Quarantine Quarantine Acknowledgment and Confirmation form


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. 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


5. Passport

Always keep your passport with you when travelling. 


6. Visa or eTA

Depending on your country of citizenship, you will need a valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) — US citizens are exempt.


7. 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).  


Last updated on August 10, 2021