Travel to Canada

All international students must meet specific legal requirements before traveling to Canada.

For the latest information about these requirements, please visit the official website of the Government of Canada.

Find out if you can enter Canada

Visit the Canadian Government's official website to find out if you can enter Canada.

Medical Insurance

It is extremely important that you have medical insurance coverage.

New Students: Make sure you have your medical insurance confirmation with you when you travel. Enrolment is mandatory unless you already have B.C. Medical Services Plan (MSP). Please inform our office as soon as you have your flight information so that we can start your medical insurance coverage on your arrival month. You must apply for MSP as soon as you arrive in B.C.

Returning/Current Students: Make sure your MSP coverage is active and valid.

Please review our Medical Insurance and Healthcare for International Students page for more information about health insurance.

Expedited study permit processing

Are you arriving to Canada via Vancouver International Airport (YVR)?
Are you a new student with a Letter of introduction confirming study permit approval?

You can now access expedited study permit processing at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Please fill out the “Expedited Processing Submission Form” a minimum of 72 hours in advance of your arrival at YVR.

In order to be eligible for this new process your initial entry into Canada must be at the Vancouver International Airport (you cannot connect to YVR through a domestic flight).

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