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COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: August 2021: Easing of border measures coming into effect on August 9th, 2021 at 12:01am (ET). 
The latest updates can be found on the Entering Canada page.
            1. International students with a valid study permit (or approval letter) can travel to Canada (McGill is on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan). Before making travel plans, please refer to our Entering Canada page.
            2. Fully vaccinated travellers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, are now exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The 14-day quarantine continues to be required for all other travellers who are not considered fully vaccinated.
           3. For more information, please refer to McGill's quarantine resources and IHI’s vaccination FAQs.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional news, resources, and FAQs.

Immigration Documents

Before reviewing the information below, please see ISS' COVID-19 FAQs and resources pages for up to date information on the impact of COVID-19 on immigration related matters.

 

IMPORTANT! You must have all of the immigration documents listed in the table below BEFORE making travel plans. All international students are responsible for maintaining valid immigration documents and legal status throughout the duration of their program of studies.
The Pre-Arrival Immigration Webinar Recording may also provide you with further assistance.


Document 1-term Exchange Student
(Less than 6 months)
2-term Exchange Student Degree Student
(Undergraduate & Graduate)

Valid Passport

Yes

Yes

Yes

Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ) No Yes Yes
Study Permit  No Yes Yes
Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)* If applicable. These documents correspond to the nationality of the student. Check HERE to find out if you need one to enter Canada. * ONLY U.S. Citizens are exempt from needing an eTA or a TRV
         


 

 

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