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:

After January 15, 2022, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals will only be allowed to enter Canada if they meet the criteria for limited exceptions, which apply to certain groups such as agricultural and food processing workers, marine crew members, those entering on compassionate grounds, new permanent residents, resettling refugees and some children under the age of 18. Exempt unvaccinated travellers will continue to be subject to testing, quarantine, and other entry requirements. Non-exempt unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals will be prohibited entry into Canada.

As of Feb 28, 2022: 

  • The government is easing the on-arrival testing for fully-vaccinated travellers. Travellers arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, will be randomly selected for arrival testing.
  • Travellers randomly selected will also no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.
  • Travellers will now have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result (taken the day prior to their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry) authorized by the country in which it was purchased and must be administered by a laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service.

For more information, please check the news release at Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures. Detailed information can be found at COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders




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