International Arrivals 2023-24
Last Updated: April 10, 2023
Please see up-to-date information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regarding preparing to travel to Canada here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/prepare-arrival.html
Please note that the information on this page is subject to change.
Welcome. This page is for new or returning students arriving from outside of Canada to study at King’s University College.
For information on border and travel measures, please visit the Government of Canada page on Travel, testing and borders.
Below are some frequently asked questions concerning COVID-19:
Please see details on Post Graduation Work Permit eligibility here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/after-graduation/eligibility.html#eligibility.
If you’re a student, you have 3 options:
- You may be able to extend your study permit, if you want to continue studying.
- You may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), if you completed your study program.
- You can apply to change your status to visitor, if you’re not studying or applying for a PGWP.
You must submit an application for 1 of these options before your study permit expires, or you may need to leave Canada.
For up to date information on biometrics collection, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/biometrics.html#temporary-canada
See COVID-19 biometrics information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/biometrics/facts.html
Students should do a self-assessment first following the Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-self-assessment.
Students who need to visit an assessment centre for testing should take a paper copy of their UHIP card and a copy of a claim form with them. The claim form can be found here: https://uhip.ca/Content/Assets/_Uploads/en_UHIP_ClaimForm.pdf
Reminder: What should you do if you start to have symptoms of COVID-19?
If you start to develop symptoms of COVID-19, please isolate yourself from others as quickly as possible. Immediately call a health care professional or the public health authority.
Once in contact with health authorities, you will be asked to describe your symptoms and travel history. Health care professionals will provide you with advice on what you should do.
DO NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO BY RELEVANT PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES.
Student Health Contacts & Resources
- King’s COVID-19 updates
- IRCC COVID- 19 updates
- General immigration information
- Weekend health-related inquiries
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 or Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007.
- Health-related inquiries:
Student Health & Wellness, Western Student Experience at 519-661-3030 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Middlesex London Health Unit
- ArriveCAN app
If you are not sure where to direct your questions, please contact us at King’s International at email@example.com.