International Students

Incoming International Students

This information is current as of November 1, 2021.

All incoming international students, both new and returning - please make sure you are familiar with all Federal Government requirements for incoming travellers to Canada. Full information is available on the Government of Canada website.

Make sure to check this link regularly as conditions can change quickly. Be sure to check with your airline as well, for any further updates.

ArriveCAN App

All incoming travellers must download and use the ArriveCAN app prior to leaving their home country. Find more information on ArriveCAN.

Quarantine Requirements

Quarantine requirements for incoming travellers depend on whether or not you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.

Check to see if you qualify here - conditions will depend on your vaccine status:

Please note, even if you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must have a quarantine plan in place and uploaded to the ArriveCAN app prior to leaving your home country. Canada Border Services staff will make the final decision on whether you will need to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

Partially-vaccinated or un-vaccinated travellers

If you don’t qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you will need to plan to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. Full details on quarantine requirements.

Travelling to Canada Checklist

  1. Find out if you are allowed to travel to Canada.
  2. Send an email to College of New Caledonia at intl_edu@cnc.bc.ca to tell us you are planning to travel to Canada.
  3. Submit your Quarantine Plan to the Government of Canada, through the ArriveCAN Application.
  4. Submit your Self-Isolation Plan to the International Education Centre at CNC.
  5. Send the College of New Caledonia your visa and travel details (flight itinerary)
  6. Complete the Guardme consent form we send to you, to ensure you are enrolled in medical insurance coverage.
  7. Request a COVID-19 PCR test. Tests must be completed 72 hours prior to scheduled departure. Documentation of a negative test must be presented to your airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada.
  It is the responsibility of the student to follow all the rules of flight/travel and quarantine.
Strict fines and regulations regarding quarantine plans are in place as per the Quarantine Act. Failure to obey these regulations could result in significant fines or removal from the country. It is the students responsibility to follow all rules as per the Quarantine Act.

Timing your Travel

International students should plan to arrive in Canada with enough time to complete the 14-day quarantine before classes begin. However, when students arrive too early to Canada, or whose classes are online, their purpose could be considered optional and discretionary travel, and therefore not be able to enter the country. Please carefully time your arrival in Canada.

 

Carrying a Letter of Support

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada recommends that any student trying to enter Canada provide the Border Services Agent with a Letter of Support from the Designated Learning Institute.

CNC can issue a letter of support to international students planning to travel
to Canada.

First, students planning to travel to Canada must send us an email informing us they plan to travel, and include their Visa confirmation, flight details, and a copy of their BC Self-Isolation Plan.

Transportation from the Airport to your Quarantine Location

For everyone’s safety, please arrange to travel by taxi from the Prince George Airport to your quarantine location. Local taxi companies include:

  • Prince George Taxi: 250 564 4444
  • Emerald Taxi: 250 5633333

Accommodation for Self-Isolation

Please email intl_edu@cnc.bc.ca to get a Hotels for Students in Quarantine list.

Still have questions?

When contacting the international office, please include your full legal name and student ID for verification.

For admissions related question, registrarsoffice@cnc.bc.ca
For academic advising related questions, advising@cnc.bc.ca
For immigration advising related questions, intl_edu@cnc.bc.ca

 

Extending Your Study Permit

One of our advisors can support you remotely with this request. You can book a phone appointment with an international student advisor or email intl_edu@cnc.bc.ca.

You can also access this self-help video to apply for a study permit extension.

Guard.Me Health Insurance

Newly arriving students are covered by Guard.Me health insurance providing they inform the College of their arrival.  This insurance is mandatory and automatic and covers a student for 3 months of emergency care (including Covid-19 if contracted after arrival in Canada).  Please visit Guard.me for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus FAQs International