Travelling to Canada
Welcome. This website is for new or returning students arriving from outside of Canada to begin or continue their studies at Fraser International College.
Effective immediately, current Government of Canada regulations require that anyone arriving from outside of Canada must provide documentation of a negative covid19 laboratory test result to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Individuals with a negative test result must still complete the full 14 day quarantine period.
For detailed information about testing, please read the news release by the Government of Canada.
Students who are coming to Canada must complete the following steps:
- Read the FIC International Student Travel Guide
- Complete the mandatory government BC Self-Isolation Plan prior to arriving to Cananda
- Complete the federal ArriveCAN application prior to arriving to Canada
If you are in need of financial assistance to help with costs associated with quarantine, you may apply for the Navitas Canada Financial Aid Bursary here. This bursary is open to students who will be in Canada.
All students are responsible for making themselves aware of the requirements and are required to follow the FIC Isolated or Quarantined Student Policy.
Travel Support Letters
While your program components are all available online, we recommend you remain in your home country until travel restrictions change.
Only those students who are exempt from the current travel restrictions AND have an in-person component to their studies, research or teaching will be eligible to receive a letter of support.
- You hold a valid study permit or you have a visa and a letter of introduction; AND
- You have an in-person course or courses (lectures, labs and/or tutorials) or in-person teaching or research requirements.
If you are enrolled in PHYS1141 you must compete the Travel Support Letter Request form a minimum of 10 days prior to travelling.
Please note: Even with a support letter from FIC and a self-isolation plan, you may not be guaranteed entry to Canada, and it is recommended that you contact the Border Information Service for more information before travelling.
A Border Services officer will make a final decision on your eligibility to enter Canada at the Port of Entry.
For more information regarding Frequently Asked Questions, Covid19 Policies and Procedures, and the Return to Campus Safety Plan, please visit the Covid19 Updates and FAQs page.