Preparation Guide and Travel Letter Procedures
Are you travelling to Canada to study? You can learn more at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html
Students that need a Travel Support Letter will be able to download the letter from their MyASM account. You will need to answer a few questions and upload supporting documents if any. The request will be automatically approved, and the letter will be available to download immediately.
Notify Student Services of arrival day in Canada
Plan to arrive in Canada at least 14 days prior to this date – students can arrive after – they will just need to delay coming to class until after the self-isolation period is finished (if required). Please inform the Student Services department (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you arrive in Canada.
Failure to provide the plan and travel letter to Canada Border Services may result in being denied entry into the country or province.
Questions/ Topics of discussion:
- Mental well-being
- Social Insurance Number
- BC ID Card
- Health insurance/ Applying for Medical Services Plan (MSP)
If you want more information about the pre-arrival procedures, requirements, travel documents, travel restrictions, and more, please check out the Study Preparation Guide in the Orientation section.
Recent updates from the Government of Canada:
- As of October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including proof of vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, undergoing health checks, wearing masks and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements have ended for travellers entering Canada.
- Effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing.
- As of October 1, 2022, travellers are not required to show proof of vaccination to enter Canada, however, some countries or airlines might still require it.
- As of January 15, 2022, international students who are 18 years old and older will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved for entry into Canada.
If an individual feels sick or presents symptoms of COVID-19 they should not travel. If the individual gets sick while travelling they should inform a flight attendant or border services officer upon arrival to Canada.
If you want more information regarding the new adjustments please refer to the Government of Canada website. If you want to find out what you need and your eligibility to enter Canada please refer to the link attached. Also, check the COVID-19 travel checklist for requirements and exemptions.