Get Ready to Start

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You've been accepted! Find out all the steps to get ready to start your studies at Mohawk College.


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

All students travelling to Mohawk College from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days and receive a COVID test during that time.

Where Mohawk College becomes aware of any compliance issues within the 14-day mandatory self-isolation period; and/or any cases of COVID-19 infection during the 14-day mandatory quarantine period, we will coordinate with Public Health Authorities and other local authorities where necessary.

  • All air travellers, with some exceptions, will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport in addition to another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period. This is in addition to the mandatory COVID-19 test result that must be provided to the airline before boarding a flight from another country into Canada, based on a PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Air travellers will also be required to reserve prior to departure to Canada, a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel. Travellers will be required to stay at their reserved hotel for up to 3 nights, at their own cost, while they await the results of their arrival test. Hotel booking information is available online. Travellers will need to book a hotel in the city in which they first arrive in Canada. It is up to the traveller to choose where they wish to stay, book in advance of departure and pay the cost of the hotel to the hotel directly. The price will include costs associated with the room, food, cleaning, infection prevention and control measures, and security as well as transportation.  Note: this MUST be booked prior to departure for Canada, proof of which must be shown upon arrival at the airport in Canada.
  • If travelers receive a negative result on their arrival test, they will be able to take a connecting flight to their final destination and/or move to the location of the remainder of their 14-day quarantine. See the Entering Canada page for information about Mohawk’s Quarantine Packages, available for day 4 through 14 of quarantine.
  • All travellers, whether arriving by land or air will be required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, electronically via ArriveCAN before crossing the border or boarding a flight.
  • Review the Entering Canada page for further details.


Fall 2019 International Registration and Fee Guide

Registration and Fee Guide for International Students

Review the Registration & Fee Guide for important dates and next steps while you prepare to study at Mohawk.


Step 1: Download the Mandatory iCent App

Get prepared to come to Canada and study at Mohawk College with the iCent app! The app is mandatory for all international students - be sure to download it before you plan your start at Mohawk. Important messaging and information will be sent directly to you via this app.

How to Download the App

Follow these steps to download the app:

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the app

  2. Enter Canada in the “Institution Country” field

  3. Enter Mohawk College International in the “Institution Name” field

  4. Use your email to register for the app, you will be sent an email with your PIN. Please remember to check your Junk Mail inbox

  5. Use your PIN to login the app 


Questions or trouble logging in? Contact: support [at]


If you cannot access the App version of iCent, you can access the iCent App Content via web browser as well!

Google Android in China: We are aware that there have been some download issues for iCent in mainland China. If you are in mainland China, download the app directly


Step 2: Review and Follow the Get Ready to Start Checklist

After downloading iCent, review the Get Ready to Start Checklist to ensure that you are prepared for your classes.


Step 3: Check in With Us on iCent

Check in steps for new and returning students

New Students - Whether you are in Canada, or studying from your home country, it is mandatory to check in with our team in International Student Services prior to selecting your timetable.

Click on the "Check in With Us" icon on the iCent App and follow the steps below:

  1. Review Information for New Students to ensure that you have all the information to start your program.
  2. Complete Document Upload for New Students.
  3. Wait (up to 3 business days) for a notification in the iCent App confirming all documents have been approved. 

Returning Students - To ensure we have correct information for future PGWP supporting documentation, you must complete the "Mandatory Start Questionnaire" within the "COVID Safe Canada" icon.

Connect with us at [at] if you have any questions.



Step 4: Entering Canada?

Please Note: All international students (and any co-arriving family members) travelling to Mohawk College from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Also, any other students returning to Canada within 14 days of the start date of their program must also complete a 14-day self-isolation period. These rules apply after any subsequent international travel for as long as the self-isolation requirement remains a directive of the Government of Canada. 

The plans and information on this page are based on current information. Mohawk continues to take direction from Public Health authorities and will update the college community if any changes need to be made.

See the Entering Canada webpage for important details about entry to Canada.


Step 5: Get Ready for Virtual and Remote Learning

Visit the Virtual and Remote Learning page to know more about technology supports, time zone information for your studies, and more.

Tips to be successful

  • Learn about your Academic Program delivery details and requirements.
  • Review our Virtual and Remote Learning page to learn about how your program delivery has changed this semester, and what supports are available to you.
  • Access the Future Ready Toolkit and Future Ready Orientation to access tips for studying, services and more.
  • Get Help: Reach out to any of the many supports available if you need help. The College provides many services that help you to be successful in your studies. See a list of supports available.
  • Log in to MyCanvas: Be sure to log into MyCanvas often to check on emails from your professors, assignment and assessment due dates, real-time class times, etc.
  • Review the Course Outline: A Course Outline provides information about what will be covered in your course, learning outcomes, required textbooks, etc. Be sure to review this for each of your courses so you are aware of required resources, due dates and activities
  • Study Smart: See this list of Studying Smart tips for a full list of steps you can take to be successful in your studies.


Step 6: Attend Orientation events

International-specific workshops

College-wide orientation events

For new and returning students: Attend your virtual Orientation and connect with peers for a great start to your semester.