The core priority of QCT College is the health and safety of our
students. As a recognized private career college, we are obligated to follow the regulations andrecommendations of various authorities. This includes the Government of Canada, the Provincial Government, and the public health authorities. As of March 2020,the Government of Canada has put in place an emergency order regarding the Quarantine Act. This applies to all the travelers arriving to Canada. The mainpurpose of this Quarantine Act is to slow the spread of COVID-19 pandemic within Canada. Any organization or individual who fails to comply with thisorder is a liable for offence under this Quarantine Act.
At the port of entry to Canada, you will be required to explain to the Canadian Border Services Agency officers, the main purpose of the trip and its importance atthis time. Besides this, you will also need to show your two weeks quarantine plan. A solid plan will help you reach your destination of self-isolation withno stops without any issues. At this location, you can safely self-isolate, which is in accordance with the Public Health guidelines. This plan will clearly outline on how you will get access to the basic essentials such food and other necessities required during quarantine. Failure to meet these guidelines and requirements, may result in denied entry to Canada; or having to carry out quarantine in a government-approved facility.
Currently, only the international students whose study permits were approved on or before March 18, 2020 have been approved to travel to Canada. No other international students are being allowed to travel to Canada at this time. In addition, the IRCC states that travelers who enter Canada should be travelling for any essential (non- discretionary) purpose.
This information has been prepared, to assist both new and returning international students who are currently outside of Canada. The main goal of this plan is to ensure that they can travel back Canada safely, and return to their studies. As of March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada has made it mandatory rule that anyone, enteringCanada needs to self-quarantine under the Quarantine Act Regulatory protocols.
Any student coming from Out of Canada must self-isolate. They must monitor themselves for symptoms of Covid-19 for 14 days upon their arrival and register their self-isolation plan.
Please read the following steps below to understand more better about the COVID procedures
- Checklist Guidelines.
- When Travelling
- Entering Canada
- Entering Canada through different ports of entry.
a) Through Calgary.
b) Through Toronto or Montreal
c) Through Vancouver
- Upon Arrival
- During Self-Isolation
- If you develop COVID-19 symptoms
- After Self-Isolation
- International Student Self-Isolation Plan Form – Attestation
During travelling, it is important to follow the guidelines below:
While arriving at the port of entry, students must have the documents outlined under ‘Packing’ and must be ready to provide to Canada Border Services. Students will
also be required to undergo a screening by a border services or quarantine officer; to assess travelers for any symptoms. In case, you have developed any symptoms
while in transit you will be required to quarantine at your port of entry.
Entering Canada through different ports of entry:
In this section, we will discuss about entering Canada through the different ports of entry.
a. Entering Canada through Calgary.
b. Entering Canada through Toronto or Montreal.
c. Entering Canada through Vancouver.
Now, we will elaborate the process that need to be followed while entering Canada through each of the above ports of entry.
Entering Canada through Calgary:
If Calgary International Airport is your first port of entry to Canada, you will need to complete your isolation plan in the ArriveCan app. You will also be required to complete the Provincial Isolation Questionnaire as well. This to demonstrate your preparedness plan and the necessary resources in place of isolation for 14 days.
You will also receive a provincial isolation questionnaire, that you need to fill out at a provincial checkpoint after clearing the customs. You can also it printed of in advance and bring it with you.
These are the guidelines as of June 17th. It is also important to remember that, the guidelines could change from time to time. Before arriving to Calgary International Airport, it is important to make sure you check both the Calgary Airport website as well as the provincial website for new mandatory travel questionnaires:
- Alberta – Provincial Isolation Questionnaire
- ArriveCan app
Entering Canada through Toronto or Montreal:
If you Toronto International Airport or Montreal is your first port of entry – you will be required to complete the Government of Canada’s ArriveCan form (as of
June 17th, 2020).
Entering Canada through Vancouver:
If Vancouver International Airport is the initial port of entry, you will also need complete a BC self-isolation plan in addition to the ArriveCan form.
This can be submitted prior to your arrival. You can also submit in a paper form when you arrive to Canada. It is recommended to complete, and submit the form
online before the trip. Upon completion of the form online, you will receive a confirmation number. This number needs to be produced to
Canada Border Service Agency official.
It is also recommended that you print out the self-isolation plan form to carry it with you while traveling. These are the guidelines as of June 17th.
However, the guidelines could change from time to time. Before, traveling to Vancouver International Airport make sure you check both the airport website
and the provincial website for new mandatory travel questionnaires.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms: