The Canadian government has implements travel restrictions because of COVID-19. Only people who are exempt from these restrictions can come to Canada.
International students can come to Canada if they meet all current requirements. These requirements apply to new students and to students who are already enrolled in a program of studies. To be allowed into Canada as an international student, you need to :
1) Be accepted (new students) or enrolled (current students) in a cégep. 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) Be fully vaccinated with a Government of Canada-accepted COVID 19 vaccine if you are 18+ years old. If you are not fully vaccinated, you cannot come to Canada. See the section “Requirements when you arrive in Canada – fully vaccinated people” for more details about vaccination requirements.
3) 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)).
5) Have no COVID-19 symptoms. Some students may be required to take a random test when landing in Canada (see the section “Requirements when you arrive in Canada – fully vaccinated people”).
The Government of Canada website has an online tool to help you figure out if you’re exempt from travel restrictions.
Important : If you’re under 18 years old, you can come to Canada as an international student even if you’re not fully vaccinated. In this case, special conditions apply, please consult the Canadian government website to find out about them.