If your question is not listed in any of these pages, please email your International Student Advisor, Kay Balite, kay.balite@msvu.ca to receive help.

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 May 23, 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. MSVU Quarantine Plan signed by the International Education Centre
  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 federal hotel quarantine reservation (if applicable)

What should I expect upon my arrival at the port of entry?

When you arrive at the port of entry you will:

  1. Present the required documents as stated above.
  2. If you are a new student, when they issue your Study Permit, double check that the information on your Study Permit is accurate, especially the off-campus working conditions.
  3. Complete your COVID-19 arrival test as scheduled.
  4. Pick-up federal take home/self-administered test kit.

What should I do after I exit the airport?

  1. Take the transportation to your hotel.
  2. Stay in your hotel until you receive a negative result from the COVID-19 test taken at the airport.
    NOTE: If your result is positive or inconclusive, please stay in your room and wait to be contacted by Public Health Agency of Canada.
  3. Complete daily check-in through the ArriveCAN mobile app.
  4. After you receive your negative test result, check-out of the hotel and take the transportation back to the airport.
  5. Board your connecting flight to Nova Scotia.

What happens if my COVID-19 arrival test is delayed or is positive?

If your test result is delayed, you must continue to stay in your room and wait until your test is processed.

If you’ve received a positive test, stay in your room. An official from Public Health Agency of Canada will call you with instructions.

You’ll be required to quarantine for an additional 14 days from when the sample was collected. This will be in either a federal designated quarantine facility or other suitable location.