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We cannot wait to have you here, but there are very important planning considerations and travel procedures that you must follow to increase your chances of entry and ensure a smooth trip here for you.  This is a 9 step process to get you into a Peel Schools for International Students School.  We know there is a lot for you to do, but please read, review and come back often to ensure you are meeting all expectations.

This guide was last updated on September, 2022.  

Video - Travelling to Canada

Important Government Information - Information for International Students

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Please check the Canadian government website for requirements and exemptions for entering Canada.


As part of Canada's efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent importation, all travellers are required to provide contact and quarantine information upon and after entry into Canada.  This information is crucial to Canada's response to COVID-19.  All travellers to Canada are required to submit information digitally.  This will help travellers reduce their processing time at the border and limit physical contact between travellers and government workers.

You are to use the ArriveCAN app from the Government of Canada to do this.  Download it today and start entering information.  You will be asked to show information on this app when you arrive in Canada.


Our program has set arrival dates that you must comply with.  If you attempt to arrive after these dates, you will not be able to complete all the necessary requirements once you arrive in Canada.  Please check our IMPORTANT DATES page above for our arrival dates.

Steps for Pre-Departure, Travel and Arrival

All of these steps must be followed, or you risk serious delays or interruptions to your plans

Steps for Arrival

Download Arrive CAN app

You are to download the ArriveCAN app to ensure it works and you understand all of the requirements from our federal government.  Knowledge of this app will help you plan for your departure and arrival along with your mandatory 14-day quarantine once you arrive



Step 1 - Arrival Guide

Contact our We Welcome the Word Centre to Schedule Your Assessment

Our welcome centres do virtual assessments of students, so this will expedite the process of getting your registered and into classes when you do arrive.

  • Have all educational documentation (transcripts, report cards, etc) ready for your assessment.

  • Email the Welcome Centre to schedule an assessment at

  • Also, let us know that you have done this so we can follow-up on our end.



Notify us when your assessment is completed

When you virtually attend your assessment with the We Welcome the World Centre, you are to email us to let us know that it is done and completed.  This will allow us to ensure that your home school can start preparing for your registration appointment and eventually get you registered in classes.



Complete all Travel Details in the ArriveCAN app

Once you have the detail set, provide the following information.  This must be done before your departure for Canada:

  • Contact information, such as your name, date of birth, email address, phone number and travel document details

  • Travel details, such as your:

o    date of arrival
o    port of entry if you’re entering by land or marine vessel or
o    flight number, airport and airline if you're entering by air

  • The purpose of your travel (such as exempt travel, work, study, family reunification or compassionate grounds)

  • Any symptoms you may be experiencing



Pre-Departure Travel Preparations

In order to make your travels as uneventful as possible please do the following.

  • Contact host family and discuss expectations, provide your host family with a current photo of you. Provide arrival information and exchange contact information (cell, email)

  • pack and ensure you have the following:

    • Passport and Study Permit/Confirmation document

    • Custodianship documents and Letter of Acceptance

    • Study Permit or Immigration Approval Letter (if you have one)

    • School Transcripts

    • Record of Immunizations

    • Host family profile and contact information

    • Fully charged device with all ArriveCan App details completed



Ensure Safety As You Travel

It is important to ensure that you follow best practices while travelling as well. Please remember the following during your travels:

  • Arrive at the airport as per the instructions provided by your airline.

  • Give yourself lots of time so you are not rushed and won't make careless mistakes that could put your health at risk.

  • Wear a mask at all times and wear gloves or wash your hands often.

  • Practice social distancing and wear a mask when it is not possible.

  • Minimize touching surfaces as much as possible.

  • Sanitize your personal space and minimize washroom trips.

  • Bring your own food and refillable water bottle.

  • Ensure your electronics are sufficiently charged so you can access the ArriveCan app and you can get in touch with your host family when you arrive.



Ensure a Smooth Arrival in Canada

It is important to ensure that you follow best practices upon arrival at the airport:

  • Have your device and the ArriveCan app ready

  • Listen to the instructions of the attendants as you leave the plane

  • Maintain physical distancing and follow other safety measures as you proceed through Immigration

  • Contact host family/custodian/homestay coordinator and confirm pick up point

  • Maintain physical distancing when picking up luggage



Let Us Know that You Have Arrived

Once you have arrived in Canada, made it through customs, got your luggage, met up with your host family and are on your way to your 14-day Quarantine location, please let us know that you have arrived and are starting your quarantine.  Please send an email to to say hello and let us know you are safe and well and starting your quarantine.



Get Virtually Registered at Your School

During your quarantine period, we will get you registered at your school and signed up for classes.  Please contact us and we will arrange communication with your home school.  Send us an email at and let us know you are ready.



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