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.


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?

You can now plan your travel to start your studies from inside Canada as Mohawk College students if you have a valid stud permit and passport. If you are a new student, you may arrive no sooner than 5 weeks before the scheduled start date of your program.

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. Travellers who meet the Government of Canada requirements of being "fully vaccinated" may be exempt from some quarantine and testing requirements. Visit the Government of Canada website for further details.

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.

Step 7: "Fully Vaccinated Travellers" - Guideline

Fully vaccinated travellers may qualify for quarantine, hotel stopover and Day-8 testing exemptions if they meet the requirements and receive the exemption approval by a government representative at the border.

To be considered "fully vaccinated", you must have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine by The Government of Canada or a combination of accepted vaccines at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada.
Accepted vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

Please note that "fully vaccinated" travellers are still required to plan for their 14-days of self- isolation. They will still need to organize, submit and receive the approval from the Mohawk College Arrivals Team. See the Government of Canada website for further information about this exemption.