International Arrivals 2022-23
Last Updated: April 11, 2021
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.
All international students who are 18 years of age and older are required to be fully vaccinated to travel to Canada.
Vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel to and within Canada:
- AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
- Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273) including for children aged 6 to 11 years
- Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax)
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2) including for children aged 5 to 11 years
- Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)
- Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must have received, at least 14 calendar days by the day you travel:
- at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel
- or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines
- or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Please note that travel requirements continue to change as announcements are made by the Canadian government. We will continue to provide updates as we have them
- Update your Quarantine Plan with King’s/Western
- Update your Information on ArriveCan
- Contact RobertQ with your new arrival date (if applicable)
Steps for students travelling to Canada
- Ensure that you are eligible to travel to Canada.
- Review the government checklist for travelling to Canada
- Carefully review the requirements for quarantine set forth under the Quarantine Act.
- Check to see if you are exempt from quarantine requirements.
- If you require quarantine services, please contact King’s International at email@example.com.
- Register your Quarantine Plan. Students who are quarantine-exempt are encouraged to register their plan with us. You are not required to make bookings, but must ensure you also have a plan to present at the border in case you are required to quarantine.
- Ensure you have all the necessary documents and items required to travel to Canada. See what to bring here.
- Download the ArriveCAN app and enter your travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom assessment.
Below are some frequently asked questions concerning COVID-19:
You need to be eligible to travel to Canada at this time if:
- you want to come to Canada to study
- you’re returning to Canada as an international student
- you’re coming to Canada as a family member or support person for an international student
You can find this out by
- answering a few questions to find out if you can travel
- reading the travel restrictions and exemptions for international students
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
- Getting a COVID test
- 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
- Canada COVID Alert mobile app
If you are not sure where to direct your questions, please contact us at King’s International at email@example.com