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International Arrival Services

International Arrival Services

As of October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements have ended for all travellers entering Canada.

Before travelling, review current travel restrictions according to the government of Canada.

We are excited to welcome you to Fleming College! Please review the below information carefully to best prepare for your arrival.

  1. Roadmap to Registration – Pre-registration Instructions

    As an incoming Fleming student, it is necessary for you to follow the pre-registration steps in the iCent app.

  2. Finding Housing

    You are responsible for finding your own accommodations for the duration of your studies. You should begin your search for housing NOW and make sure you budget for it.

    Off-Campus Housing Office

    Fleming College Off-Campus Housing Office has great resources for finding accommodations in the community. Get started with their online resources: https://flemingcollege.ca/student-experience/off-campus-housing

    On-Campus Residence

    For more information about On Campus Housing please visit the residence website, http://flemingcollege.ca/student-life/housing.

    Sutherland Campus, Peterborough: sutherland-residence@flemingcollege.ca

    Frost Campus, Lindsay: frost-residence@flemingcollege.ca

    Home Stay

    If you would like to live with a local family, try these providers:

    The Canada Homestay Network (Peterborough):

    http://www.canadahomestayinternational.com/

    email: peterboroughinfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca

    MLI Homestay

    homestay@mliesl.com

  3. Booking your flight ticket

    According to the IRCC, there is no set time frame for you to arrive in Canada before you begin your studies. Rather, it is recommended that you arrive to give yourself a reasonable amount of time to prepare before you start studying.

    Please keep in mind that you are not allowed to work on or off campus until you begin your studies in Canada.

    The International department is closed for the Christmas holidays from December 23, 2022 – January 2, 2022. If possible, it is best to not book flights during the holiday closure period. No new arrival services bookings can be made during the closure period.

  4. Complete the mandatory forms in iCent to receive a Travel Support Letter

    In addition to completing the Emergency Contact form in iCent, once you complete the Airport Arrival form, you will be emailed a Travel Support Letter.

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

  5. Booking Arrival Services (Shuttle and Hotel Stay)

    Fleming College works with local shuttle companies to offer a shuttle service from Pearson airport to our campus communities. The shuttle can take you directly to your pre-arranged accommodations in Peterborough, Lindsay, or Haliburton.

    If you have yet to secure accommodations, Fleming has partnered with local hotels to offer a three-night hotel stay.

    If you wish to book our fee-based shuttle and/or 3-night hotel stay service, please make the bookings under the Arrival Services section in iCent.

    The charges of the services are:

    Shuttle: $150
    Three-night hotel stay: $150

    Please note:
    The transportation and hotel fees will be charged to your student account and must be paid by second semester to receive your timetable.
    The transportation and hotel fees are subsidized by Fleming College. If you withdraw for any reason within the first semester, you will be charged the full cost of the shuttle and hotel stay (approximately $650).
    If you need to change or cancel your bookings, you must provide at least two business days’ notice. Please contact international@flemingcollege.ca to request any changes to your bookings.

    Arranging Transportation

    If you wish to book your own transportation from Toronto Pearson Airport or Billy Bishop Airport to our Peterborough, Lindsay, or Haliburton, here are some providers:

    Benson Airport Shuttle

    Century Transportation

    Seven Eleven Taxi

    Getting to Union Station, Toronto from Pearson Airport:
    UP (Union Pearson Express)

    Arriving at Toronto Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ):
    Take the free Toronto City Airport Shuttle to get to Union Station

    Busing from Toronto to Lindsay and Haliburton
    TOK Coachlines

    Busing from Toronto to Peterborough
    GoTransit

    Booking a Hotel Stay

    If you wish to book your own hotel stay, here are some local hotels. Be sure to ask the hotels if they have a Fleming rate.

    Peterborough:

    Motel 6 - Monthly and semesterly bookings available. Contact hotel for more details.
    Quality Inn
    Super 8
    Comfort Hotel and Suites
    Holiday Inn Waterfront
    Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn
    Hampton Inn by Hilton

    Lindsay:

    Kent Inn
    Howard Johnson - Monthly and semesterly bookings available. Contact hotel for more details.
    Days Inn and Suites
    Ramada

    Short-term stays: www.airbnb.ca

  6. 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: international@flemingcollege.ca

  7. Entering Canada

    Students will need to present the following printed documents to a Canada Border Services officer when they enter Canada:

    • A valid passport or travel document with valid Canadian Visa or ETA
    • The Letter of Introduction you received from the Visa Application Centre approving you to study in Canada
    • Proof of finances as per IRCC financial guidelines (GIC statement, etc.)
    • E-medical report (must be valid on the day you arrive) and Biometric information
    • English proficiency test results
    • Valid address where you will be living while studying in Canada
    • Acceptance letter from Fleming College

    Note: Remember to have all these documents in your carry-on luggage in a location that is easy to access.

    At the border/airport you will be asked:

    • To present all necessary documents as previously outlined
    • Disclose the funds you are carrying (You cannot have more than $10,000 CDN)
    • CBSA Declaration card: (It is mandatory to fill out this form and declare any goods you are bringing into Canada)
    • You may be asked several questions about your reason for entering Canada
    • 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.

    More details on what to expect at the border, on arriving by air and arriving by land (including wait times) can be found on the CBSA website.

  8. After Arriving in Canada Complete the Arrival Check-in Form in iCent

    The form can be found under the Mandatory Forms Section in iCent.


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


Orientation

For more information about the International Student Orientation, please see here.

For more information about your program Orientation, please see here.

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