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The International Education Centre has 2 Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors.

  • Kay Balite, RISIA ID: S715245
  • Amy Braye, RISIA ID: S718279

IMPORTANT: this page has last been updated on January 19, 2022.

What documents do I need to present at the Canadian border or Port of Entry?

Prepare the following documents to present at the border.

  1. Letter of Invitation (Study Permit approval) OR a valid Study Permit
  2. Passport
  3. A quarantine plan
  4. MSVU Letter of Acceptance
  5. MSVU Confirmation of Enrolment Letter
  6. Proof of funds
  7. Valid medical exam performed by an IRCC approved physician (if applicable)
  8. Negative results of PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure
    OR proof of a previous positive test result taken between 11 and 180 days ago)
  9. Proof of vaccination – NEW!

Note: Starting January 15, 2022, in order to enter Canada, you need to be fully
vaccinated with any of the vaccines listed here.

Can my friend pick me up at the airport?

Your family/friends can pick you up or you may use any form of transportation (i.e. taxi, Uber, bus, private car, etc).

I am fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for travel into and within Canada. What should I know?

You need to do the following:

  1. Present negative results of PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.
  2. Take the COVID-19 arrival test at the port of entry.
  3. Quarantine while waiting for arrival test results.

IMPORTANT: To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must have received at least 2 doses of an accepted vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines, or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 full days prior to the day you travel.

  • For example, if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1st, then Friday July 16th would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
  • If you are going to cross international date lines or time zones on your way to Canada, you must arrive in Canada on the date that is 14 days or later after your last dose.
    • For example, if you received your last dose on a Thursday, and you arrive in Canada 2 weeks later on the Wednesday, you will not qualify. You would need to arrive on or after the Thursday 2 weeks later.

I am fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for travel into and within Canada and I have recovered from COVID-19. What should I know?

  1. Present proof of a previous positive test result taken between 11 and 180 days ago).
  2. Take the COVID-19 arrival test at the port of entry.
  3. Quarantine while waiting for arrival test results.

IMPORTANT: To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must have received at least 2 doses of an accepted vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines, or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 full days prior to the day you travel.

  • For example, if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1st, then Friday July 16th would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
  • If you are going to cross international date lines or time zones on your way to Canada, you must arrive in Canada on the date that is 14 days or later after your last dose.
    • For example, if you received your last dose on a Thursday, and you arrive in Canada 2 weeks later on the Wednesday, you will not qualify. You would need to arrive on or after the Thursday 2 weeks later.

I am not fully vaccinated with a vaccine that is approved for travel into Canada. What should I know?

Starting January 15, 2022, you must be fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed here in order to enter into Canada and travel within Canada.

Without proof of vaccination, you will not be permitted to travel to Canada.

I am not fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for travel into Canada and I have recovered from COVID-19. What should I know?

Starting January 15, 2022, you must be fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed here in order to enter into Canada and travel within Canada.

Without proof of vaccination, you will not be permitted to travel to Canada.