Let us know if you are travelling

We expect international students to arrive in Canada on time to attend in-person classes on campus. All international students must notify NorQuest College if they are planning to come to Canada. Read these instructions and fill out the form below.

  • Complete the form at least seven business days before travelling.
  • If your travel plans change, you can update your information.
  • When filling out the form, you must include your flight information. This will start the quarantine reporting process and notifications from the International office.
  • You will receive notifications through MyMail. Ensure you have access to your MyMail account and check your notifications daily.
  • Review the eligibility guidelines before making travel plans.

Email travel.safe@norquest.ca if you have any questions.

Once you finalize your travel and quarantine plans, fill out this form.

For detailed guidance, watch our pre-arrival webinar for international students.

International student quarantine plan

All students, regardless of their vaccination status, must provide the college with information about their 14-day quarantine (self-isolation) arrangements before travelling. You must enter this information into the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before your trip to Canada. Make sure you are using the latest version of the app. Not following Government of Canada protocols may result in being denied boarding or entry into Canada. Students may also be fined in certain situations for non-compliance.

Travellers vaccinated with the full series of one of the Government of Canada approved vaccines for travel (at least 14 days before they entered Canada) may be exempt from the need to quarantine, subject to the Canada Border Services Agency officer’s discretion. However, international students still need to arrange their self-isolation accommodation for 14 days, in case they exhibit COVID symptoms while travelling or if their proof of vaccination will be deemed unacceptable.

If you are planning to travel to Canada, email travel.safe@norquest.ca as early as possible to inform us so we can ensure you have everything necessary in place for your safe travel and self-isolation. We will email you during your first two weeks in Canada to check your well-being.

Refer to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders web page to stay up-to-date with travel requirements for travellers entering Canada.

Who is considered fully vaccinated?

To enter Canada as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must complete a full series of vaccinations from the Health Canada-approved list of vaccines at least 14 days before travelling. Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from the requirement to quarantine for 14 days. Check if you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller here.

If you will be 17 years old or younger when you arrive, you must follow the checklist of pre-entry testing and quarantine requirements.
If you will be 18 years or older when you arrive, you must qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to enter Canada. 

Fully vaccinated travellers may be randomly selected for a mandatory COVID-19 arrival test. If selected for testing, you will have to quarantine in a suitable place while you await the arrival test result, however, you will be allowed to take connecting flights and travel to your place of quarantine, without waiting for your arrival test results.

Travel requirements

Your travel arrangements must include the following:
  • If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must provide proof of vaccination in English or French. If your vaccination record was issued in a language other than English or French, it must be accompanied by a certified translation in English or French.
  • If you do not qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must provide proof of an eligible negative COVID-19 test taken before the scheduled departure time to Canada.
  • Document showing the arrangements for your 14-day quarantine including arrangements for necessary supplies of food/meals, medication, and cleaning services. Be ready to show this quarantine plan to a Canadian Border Services Agency officer upon arrival in Canada. Download and fill out all necessary information in the ArriveCAN app.
  • If your country of residence is on the list of the medical exam required countries, check your MyCIC account to ensure that your medical exam is still valid. If your medical exam was completed more than 12 months ago, you must undergo another medical exam before you can travel.
  • Unvaccinated international students must take an arrival test upon arrival and another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. Instructions will be provided at the airport.
  • Use this Travel Wizard Tool to verify if you are eligible to travel to Canada.

Ensure to email travel.safe@norquest.ca if you have any questions. Have a safe trip to Canada!