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Kay Balite is certified by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) as a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor. RISIA ID #: S715245.

IMPORTANT: this page has last been updated on September 14, 2021.

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 – IRCC approved physician (if applicable)
  8. Negative results of PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure (if applicable)
  9. Proof of vaccine (if applicable)

Can my friend pick me up at the airport?

If you are not vaccinated with the Federal Government of Canada approved vaccine,  your family/friends cannot pick you up from the airport and you may not take the public bus to go to the hotel. You are required to book a private taxi to take you from the airport to the hotel.

If you are fully vaccinated with the the Federal Government of Canada approved vaccine,  your family/friends can pick you up or you may take any public transportation.

I am fully vaccinated with an approved Government of Canada vaccine. What should I know?

You need to do the following:

  1. Present negative results of PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.
  2. If selected for random testing, take the COVID-19 arrival test at the port of entry.

NOTE: you are not required to quarantine while waiting for the results of your COVID-19 arrival test. However, if you receive a postive result, then you must quarantine immediately.

I am fully vaccinated with an approved Government of Canada vaccine and I have recovered from COVID-19. What should I know?

  1. You do not need to present negative results of PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.
  2. You do not have to take the COVID-19 arrival test at the port of entry.
  3. You do not have to quarantine.

I am not fully vaccinated or have not been vaccinated with an approved Government of Canada vaccine. What should I know?

If you are only partially vaccinated with an approved Government of Canada vaccine, you have to follow the travel and quarantine procedures as someone who has not been vaccinated.

You need to do the following:

  1. Present all required documents.
  2. Provide proof your negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR test) taken within 72 hours prior to your departure to Canada.
  3. Take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival in Canada; collect your federal home test to be take on day 8 of your quarantine.
  4. Proceed directly to Nova Scotia.
  5. Complete your 14-day quarantine.
  6. Complete daily check-in through the ArriveCAN mobile app.

I am not fully vaccinated with an approved Government of Canada vaccine and I have recovered from COVID-19. What should I know?

  1. You do not need to present negative results of PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.
  2. You do not have to take the COVID-19 arrival test at the port of entry.
  3. You can proceed directly to Nova Scotia.
  4. You have to complete your 14-day quarantine.
  5. Complete the daily check-in through the ArriveCAN mobile app.