To be allowed into Canada as an international student, you need to :
1) Be accepted (new students) or enrolled (current students) in a cégep with a government-approved COVID-19 readiness plan. The IRCC website has a list of designated learning institutions that have a plan and can welcome students. All of Quebec’s cégeps are on this list. When you arrive, you should have in hand documents that prove that you are accepted or enrolled at your cégep. Border agents may ask you to provide them.
2) Have all the immigration documents required for coming to Canada (Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies, study permit approval letter or valid Study Permit, Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), or Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)).
3) Have a suitable quarantine plan (including plans for where you will be housed, how you’ll get groceries, etc.). All students must have a quarantine plan, so you need one even if you’re fully vaccinated (see the section “Requirements when you arrive in Canada”).
4) Have no COVID-19 symptoms. Most students will also have to have a COVID-19 test before coming to Canada AND when landing in Canada (see the section “Requirements when you arrive in Canada”).
We encourage you to talk to your cégep’s contact person to find out when you’re expected to arrive.
The Government of Canada website has an online tool to help you figure out if you’re exempt from travel restrictions.