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International Arrival Services

International Arrival Services Table of Contents

Travel Suspension from India

The Government of Canada has suspended flights from India until August 21, 2021.

Please rest assured that Fleming College is committed to supporting you and your educational pursuits during these difficult times.

We will continue to monitor this situation. Please send any inquiries to

International Arrival Services during COVID

Creating Your Quarantine Plan/Quarantine Requirements

Prior to travelling, please ensure that you do the following:

  • Review current travel restrictions according to the government of Canada
  • Review and understand the travel, testing, and quarantine requirements as outlined by the government of Canada.
  • Book your three-night government hotel stay. Travellers are required to quarantine in a Government of Canada approved hotel for the first 3 nights of their 14-day quarantine period while waiting for the results of the COVID-19 PCR test taken at the arrival airport. For more details about booking your hotel stay, please see the following government of Canada website.
  • Book your 11-day quarantine, choosing a Fleming College partner hotel or your own location which meets all requirements of the Quarantine Act. Public living areas should be avoided. As such, hostels and residences with shared living accommodations are not acceptable for quarantine or isolation. If you are choosing your own location, you may choose to quarantine at a hotel or at a family member’s residence. If you choose to quarantine at a family member’s home, they must sign the Host Attestation Document and email it to with the subject line ‘Host Attestation Document’.
  • Download the iCent app and complete the following mandatory forms:
    • Student Attestation Letter
    • Submit Emergency Contact
    • Airport Arrival Info
    • Self-Isolation Plan
  • Download the ArriveCan app and complete the information that is necessary for your entry into Canada.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of your departure to Canada. Documentation of a negative test result must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. More information on this travel requirement is available here.
  • To request Fleming arranged transportation from the Government of Canada approved hotel to your place of quarantine, please complete the Shuttle Service Registration Form.
  • To request a travel support letter, please complete this form.

On February 22, 2021, the Canadian government mandated that if you arrive by air, you must reserve a three-night stay in a government-authorized hotel prior to your departure. We know, this will add an unexpected cost to your education, and we want to help. Fleming College will subsidize 50% of the cost up to a maximum of $1,000 CAD, which will be credited to you student account. More information can be found here.

Arrival Date Suggestions

International students and co-arriving immediate family members who enter Canada will have to undergo the necessary health checks and must quarantine or isolate for 14 days upon arrival. It is therefore suggested that students enter Canada at least three weeks prior to the first day that they are required to be on campus. It is recommended that students travelling to Canada for the fall semester, which begins on September 7, 2021, do not travel to Canada earlier than August 7, 2021.

Quarantine Planning

Review the requirements of quarantine very carefully.

The federal government requires you to have a detailed quarantine plan before arriving in Canada. You will not be permitted to enter Canada without a quarantine plan. You are required by law to abide by all requirements of quarantine. Failure to comply will result in fines or imprisonment.

Your plan must include accommodations

Fleming College has made arrangements with hotels in Toronto, Peterborough, and Lindsay to provide safe and secure quarantine arrangements. For a list of our hotel partners, please refer to our Quarantine Hotel Booking Guide or the iCent app under ‘Self-isolation Accommodation’.

Every international student arriving into Canada must have a quarantine plan in place to show Canadian border officers. This plan will be demonstrated through your ArriveCan receipt. To abide by the requirements of the Quarantine Act, international students must:

  • Go directly to their place of quarantine without delay. A mask must be worn while in transit to the place of quarantine.
  • Ensure that they are isolating in a place where they are not in contact with adults over the age of 65 years or with people with pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Not leave their place of quarantine for 14 days, unless for a medical appointment.
  • Monitor health for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have food and medication delivered.
    All deliveries must be contactless (items are left at your door step and there is no contact with the delivery person). In order to ensure no-contact delivery, payment must be made over the phone, through a website, or through a third party app.
  • Not have visitors and limit contact with others in place of isolation, including children.
  • Stay in a private yard or balcony if going outside for fresh air.
  • Keep a distance of two metres from others.
  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom (if possible) from others in the home.

Violating any instructions provided could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

For more information, download the Government of Canada Quarantine Guide.

Food and Medication Delivery

Food Delivery Options Near Toronto Pearson Airport

Food Delivery Options in Peterborough

Food Delivery Options in Lindsay

Medication Delivery

Fully Vaccinated Students

As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers may be exempt from quarantine, provided they meet the following requirements.

  • Are eligible to enter Canada
  • Are asymptomatic
  • Meet all other entry requirements, including entering all information into ArriveCAN before arrival.

Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from the hotel stopover, quarantine, and the day-8 testing requirement.

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines.

Please note: Even if you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Canadian government, you are still required to have a suitable quarantine plan to isolate for least 14 days. A government representative at the border will make the final decision on whether you will be required to quarantine.

Proof of vaccination must be provided in ArriveCAN

Entry Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Fully vaccinated travellers must

If your arrival test is negative, you will not be required to quarantine. If it is positive, you will need to quarantine and await direction from public health.

Prior to travelling, fully vaccinated students are also required to submit the following forms in the iCent app.

  • Submit Emergency Contact
  • Airport Arrival Info
  • Self-Isolation Plan (Should you be instructed by a government representative at the border or by public health to quarantine, you will need to stay at this location for a minimum of 14 days.)

What to bring with you

Entering Canada

When you arrive at the airport or port of entry you should be ready to present the following documents:

  • Original Fleming Letter of Acceptance
  • Confirmation of Enrolment Letter (downloaded from your Student Centre)
  • A passport, valid for the duration of your stay
  • Photo ID other than passport, if you have it
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or eTA
  • Letter of Introduction (approval letter issued by the Canadian Embassy)
  • Proof of funds for the duration of your stay in Canada as per IRCC guidelines (GIC statement etc)
  • Proof you have paid your deposit to Fleming College
  • Any other documents you used when you applied for your Study Permit
  • Immunization, E-medical report, and Biometric information
  • English proficiency test results
  • A detailed quarantine plan (displayed on your ArriveCan receipt)

Make sure you pack them in your carry-on bag and not in your check-in bag.

Important items

  • Course Outlines from previous post-secondary studies (if you plan to apply for transfer credits)
  • International Driver’s Licence (if you plan to drive in Canada)
  • Resume/CV (if you plan to work part-time in Canada)
  • Canadian Currency to cover food, travel, accommodations, and emergencies until you can set up a bank account (in Canada, most merchants also accept US dollars)
  • Laptop and cellular phone: these may be cheaper at home than in Canada
  • Seasonal Clothing: Canada has 4 distinct seasons and you will need clothing for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, as well as:
    • Business clothing for school presentations, internships/work placements, and job interviews
    • Traditional clothing or other items for cultural/religious celebrations
  • Comfort Items: You might also like to bring your favorite spices and treats (check customs regulations, some food items are prohibited from entering Canada)
  • Face masks (minimum of 2 recommended) which cover your mouth and nose
  • One bottle of hand sanitizer up to 355 ml to be placed in carry-on luggage.
  • Food/Snacks and water (check with your airline regarding whether or not they will have any food available in-flight)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Gloves (not necessary, but you may wish to bring some)

Please check your luggage weight and ensure it meets airline requirements.

For more information about what items to bring in your checked and carry-on luggage, please visit The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority website.

For more details on what to expect at the border when arriving by air and arriving by land (including wait times) please visit the Canadian Border Services Agency Website..

The officer will issue you a Study Permit, and Coop Work Permit if you are eligible. Check that all the information and spelling is correct on the permit and do not leave the Port of Entry without it.

Still have questions about what to bring? Contact us anytime:

During Quarantine

  • Use the ArriveCan app to check in with the Government of Canada within 48 hours of arrival and for daily reporting.
  • Check in daily on the iCent COVID Safe app.
  • Stay in a private place like your yard or balcony if you go outside for fresh air.
  • Keep a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others.
  • Limit contact with others in the place of isolation, including children.
  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from others in your home, if possible.
  • Do not leave your place of isolation unless it's to get medical attention.
  • Check out our International Student Services Facebook page.
  • Watch our spring semester’s orientation sessions and sign up for our fall sessions
  • Meet with a International Student Advisor during our daily drop-in hours. See our Facebook page for our weekly drop-in schedule.
  • Contact with any questions or concerns.

Items Needed During Quarantine

  • List of emergency contacts
  • Any allergy or important medical or health information
  • All prescription medication to last you a couple of months or until you have begun attending classes
  • Any over-the-counter medication you use frequently
  • Vitamins or other supplements
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable clothes, enough for 14 days without laundry
  • Tea, instant coffee, reusable water bottle
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Plate, bowl, small chopping board, kettle (if you do not have kitchen access)
  • Extension cord/multi adapter
  • Books, games, puzzles
  • Notebooks or paper to draw and write on, pens, coloured markers
  • Cooler if you don't have access to a fridge
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, small shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, feminine care products)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Computer, phone, headphones, speaker
  • Hand soap and dish soap

After Quarantine

Health and Wellness

Morcare Health Insurance

All international students are covered by the Morcare Health Insurance Plan.

Morcare is available to assist you if you have any questions about your coverage or claim submissions. You can reach the Morcare team by calling 1-888-985-1552 or by visiting the Morcare website.

Free Wellness Resources

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