We recognizing that the travel restrictions will have an impact on many people who can't travel to Canada right now. These restrictions stop non- essential travel to Canada. As we are trying our best for our guest, we got you some more information! Do not hesitate to contact us for me information about the stay in our Hotel Riviera on Robson!
Whether you are a first- year student, a soon- to- be graduating student, an exchange student or visiting researcher, here you will find information on study permit- related issues, as well as travel restrictions and exemptions that may affect international students, and Government of Canada programs for which international student may be eligible.
If you are the student travelling to Canada, Vancouver check the information below!
What to do once you return to Canada
Ensure you have a suitable place for quarantine. Our Hotel Riviera on Robson is the right place! Enjoy the spacious apartment with a kitchenette and balcony! Contact our front desk agent for the best deal!
Go directly to your place of quarantine without delay and stay there for 14 days from the date you arrived in Canada
You must wear a suitable mask or face covering while in transit
Practise physical distancing at all the time
Use private transportation such as a private vehicle to reach your place of quarantine, if possible
Avoid contact with others while in transit
If you haven't applied for a study permit yet
Due to this impacts of coronavirus disease we can't
process applications normally
provide accurate processing times
Canada is prioritizing some applications, including
Canadians trying to return to Canada
People who perform or support essential services such as agriculture, agri-food and health care related occupations
If you are applying for a study permit from outside Canada, you must apply online.
Travel exemptions and restrictions for international student.
To be able to enter Canada, you must meet 2 requirements:
You must be travelling for an essential
You must be 1 of the following
An international student with a valid study permit or who was approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020
Travelling directly from the USA
Your travel to Canada may be considered non- discretionary as a student if
You already live in Canada
You need to be in Canada for your program (for laboratory work, workshop, or similar)
Your school isn’t offering online study options
You can’t study online from your home country because of internet restrictions or bandwidth limitations
You can’t participate in live online classes from your home country because of the difference in time zones
When you travel to Canada
Make sure you have proof that you're exempt from the travel restrictions and that you're travelling for a non-optional discretionary purpose.
When the border services officer greets you, they will look at several factors, including:
Your non- discretionary reason for travelling to Canada
Your ability to complete a 14-days quarantine period as soon as you arrive at your final destination
If you either
Have time to complete your quarantine before you physically attend classes, or
Can study online during your quarantine
You must also bring
A valid study permit, or
A port of entry letter of introduction that show you were approved for a study permit, if you’re coming from the United States, or
A port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, if you are coming from any other country