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2021 Student Quarantine Requirements by School

ApplyBoard’s Canadian partner schools are finalizing their quarantine plans for international students travelling to Canada.

All travellers entering Canada, including international students, must communicate a quarantine plan when asked by a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer. Students must provide information about the location of their 14-day quarantine period and how they plan to access essential services, any medical care, and get groceries. 

If entering Canada by air, travellers must also quarantine for three-nights at a government-authorized hotel. ApplyBoard has also compiled the latest COVID-19 Canadian travel information for international students, which will be updated as travel restrictions continue to evolve.

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Alberta

NorQuest College

Students studying at NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta, can find information about the college’s quarantine plan here.

Quarantine Locations

NorQuest College can help students get accommodation through special arrangements with the University of Alberta Isolation Accommodation Program, Hilton Garden Inn, Clarion Hotel Sherwood Park, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, and Holiday Inn Edmonton South.

International students travelling to Canada for the Spring semester should email travel.safe@norquest.ca as soon as possible to support their quarantine plans.

British Columbia

Yorkville University – Vancouver

Students studying at Yorkville University – Vancouver, located in New Westminster, British Columbia, can learn about the safety measures the university has in place in its COVID-19 Safety Plan

Quarantine Plan Cost

Yorkville University – Vancouver’s student quarantine plan includes 14 nights accommodation at a hotel, three meals daily, and transportation from the airport to the hotel. The cost is C$2,500. Students who complete the quarantine plan will receive a bursary of C$1,100 upon completion of their next term of study.

Students can enroll in Yorkville’s quarantine plan by e-mailing their full name and email address to quarantinesupportBC@yorkvilleu.ca.

Yorkville recommends students not book flights until they have confirmed their arrangements with the university using the email address above.

Ontario

Algoma University

Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton, Ontario, has made adjustments to its quarantine plan for the upcoming Spring semester, including new travel deadlines. The most up-to-date information can be found on the university’s website

International students may also be interested to know that Algoma will host a series of pre-arrival support sessions for students from March 2 to April 13, 2021. These sessions will give students the opportunity to speak directly with the university’s Arrival Team.

Quarantine Cost and Location

Students studying at the Sault Ste. Marie campus will quarantine at the Water Town Inn, BW Premier Collection, at a cost of C$115 per day, and those studying in Brampton will quarantine at the Crowne Plaza at a cost of C$139 per day. Algoma will share with students all of the information they require for the completion of their quarantine plans.

Questions

If you have a question about travelling to Canada, you’re encouraged to email Algoma’s Arrival Team at arrival@algomau.ca.

Brock University

If you have a question about travelling to Canada, you’re encouraged to email Algoma’s Arrival Team at arrival@algomau.ca.

Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, can help international students arrange on-campus or off-campus quarantine accommodation. Brock recommends that students quarantine in the Niagara Region. For on-campus accommodation, contact Brock Residence via email at res@brocku.ca, and for off-campus options, please email brocktravel@brocku.ca. Students can also arrange food by emailing dining@brocku.ca.

Students who wish to book transportation from Toronto Pearson International Airport are encouraged to communicate their travel plans to Brock University as soon as possible.

Georgian College

International students coming to Canada to study at Georgian College, headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, are encouraged to purchase a quarantine plan, details of which are on the college’s website.

The college has also put together helpful COVID-19 resources for students to refer to as they prepare to start their educational journey in Canada.

Yorkville University – Toronto

Students studying at Yorkville University – Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, can reach out to quarantinesupportON@yorkvilleu.ca to arrange their 15-day quarantine plan.

Quarantine Plan Cost and Location

Yorkville University – Toronto’s quarantine plan costs C$1,950 and includes accommodation at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport. Students who complete the quarantine plan will receive a bursary equivalent to 50% of the cost upon completion of their next term of study. The quarantine plan period is 15 days and includes a COVID-19 assessment on the 14th day so students can properly exit isolation according to the university’s approved readiness plan.

Students are asked to delay booking flights until they have communicated with a member of Yorkville’s Quarantine Support Team.


This information is subject to change. Please contact the institution for the most up-to-date information. ApplyBoard will continue to update this blog post as the Spring 2021 semester approaches and more schools communicate their quarantine plans.