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International Arrival Services

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International Arrival Services during COVID

Creating Your Quarantine Plan/Quarantine Requirements

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

Fully Vaccinated Students

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.

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received the full series of a Health Canada 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 at 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

  • Take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your scheduled flight to Canada.
  • Have a suitable quarantine plan where you can isolate for at least 14 days.
  • Upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCan up to 72 hours before travelling

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.)

Students who are not fully vaccinated with a canadian approved vaccine

If you have not been fully vaccinated with a Canadian approved vaccine at least two weeks before your arrival date, you must quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

You must ensure that at your place of quarantine you

  • can stay there for 14 days or longer
  • have access to all necessities of life including water, food, and medication
  • can avoid contact with others who did not travel with you
  • have no visits from family or guests

Please see this Government of Canada website to assess whether you have a suitable quarantine plan.

Your quarantine plan must be submitted on ArriveCan within 72 hours of your arrival in Canada.

On day 8 of your mandatory quarantine period, you are required to take another COVID test. You must continue to quarantine until you receive a negative test result and you have completed your 14-day quarantine.

  • When booking your 14-day quarantine, you can choose 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.

Airport Shuttle and Free Stay Services

Fleming College offers free airport pick up service from both terminals of Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Peterborough, Lindsay, and Haliburton. No other drop-off locations are permitted.

To request our airport shuttle service, please complete the Shuttle Request Form in the Arrival Services section of the iCent app.

Travel Support Letter

All students will be emailed a travel support letter prior to their arrival date provided the following mandatory iCent travel forms have been completed.

  • Emergency Contact
  • Self Isolation Plan
  • Airport Arrival Info

You do not need to complete a separate form to request a travel support letter.

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:

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

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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