Travel requirements

As of January 5, all air travelers arriving to Canada from China, Hong Kong or Macao, who are two years of age and older, need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • The test must be taken no more than two days before departure
  • The test could be either a negative molecular (such as a PCR test), or a negative antigen test that has documentation to show that it has been monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider
  • Passengers who tested positive more than 10 days before their departure flight, but no more than 90 days, can provide the airline with documentation of their prior positive, in place of a negative test result.

Travelers arriving from any other countries are no longer required to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website
  • provide proof of vaccination
  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada

For detailed guidance on travel arrangements and moving to Edmonton, please review our pre-arrival webinars:

First Pre-arrival Webinar recorded on November 10, 2022
Second Pre-arrival Webinar recorded on December 9, 2022.  
Topics covered in the webinars: 

  • Travel preparation 
  • Crossing the border and immigration documents 
  • Refund and deferral policy
  • Late arrivals
  • Co-op work permit requirement
  • Course registration 
  • Eligibility for PGWP and study modality
  • Settlement, transportation, accommodation
  • NorQuest International supports and engagement opportunities 

Prior to departure, verify that you carry the following items with you: 

  • Valid passport  
  • Airline ticket (even if you have an electronic one, it’s always good to have it printed to be on the safe side) 
  • Study Permit or Letter of Introduction for your study permit approval 
  • Temporary resident visa (TRV) stamped in passport or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if visa exempt
  • Offer of Admission Letter (Acceptance Letter) and/or Enrolment Verification Letter for continuing students. You can access it through your MyQuest Account
  • Co-op work permit supporting letter from NorQuest College (if your program includes a work placement)  
  • Tuition fees payment receipt 
  • Proof of funds available for your stay in Canada
  • A valid Medical Exam performed by an IRCC-authorized panel physician, if you are from the IME-required country or if you are from the IME-exempt country but the work component of your study program will be in Health or Child Care sector
  • A printed copy of your medical insurance provided by Students’ Association of NorQuest College or a medical insurance supporting letter if you are traveling before the Health and Dental Plan is activated
  • Medical insurance confirmation from an external provider for the period that is not covered by our Health and Dental Plan
  • Confirmation of the address and phone number of the location you will be staying at when you arrive, as well as arranged transportation to the place where you will be staying
  • Birth certificate (if available) or any other second ID that you have 
  • Canadian currency for your first few days in Edmonton 
  • A travel-sized bottle of hand-sanitizer and disinfecting wipes
  • A supply of reusable or disposable non-medical masks or face covering (it’s not required onboard, but strongly recommended)

Place valuables, medication and your documents in carry-on luggage. 

At any time, if you have questions or need assistance, contact