Entering Canada

Ensure you read the following important information if you will be travelling to Canada to study!

Important Information for Students (International and Canadian) Arriving from Outside Canada:

On November 19, 2021, the Government of Canada announced adjustments to Canada’s border measures as below:

  • Effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing.
  • As of January 15, 2022, certain groups of travellers who are currently exempt from entry requirements, including international students who are 18 years old and older, will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved for entry into Canada.

For more information, please check the news release at Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures.

1. The Government of Canada is expanding the list of countries with entry prohibitions originally announced on November 26, 2021, to include Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi.

2. In the coming days, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/11/government-of-canada-introduces-additional-measures-to-address-covid-19-omicron-variant-of-concern.html

3. As of November 26, 2021, and until January 31, 2022, the Government of Canada is implementing enhanced border measures for all travellers who have been in the Southern Africa region — including South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia— within the last 14 days before arriving in Canada. Foreign nationals (including international students) who have travelled in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Canada.

Canadian citizens, permanent residents and people with status under the Indian Act, regardless of their vaccination status or having had a previous history of testing positive for COVID-19, who have been in these countries in the previous 14 days will be subject to enhanced testing, screening, and quarantine measures.

For more information, please access the new release at Government of Canada introduces new measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern.



Mohawk has outlined the steps you are required to complete to enter Canada and begin your studies at Mohawk. These steps will help you prepare for your arrival to ensure you  start your program successfully.  

Watch: Important Steps for International Students video