|If I am fully vaccinated, can I be exempted from the government-mandated quarantine and port of entry hotel stay?|
Starting July 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. the Government of Canada is introducing exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions. You may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you:
Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from:
Travel restrictions on who can enter Canada remain in place.
To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received the full series of a vaccine – or a combination of vaccines – accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. The list of accepted vaccines may expand in the future.
If you received your vaccines outside Canada, it’s still accepted but proof of vaccination must be uploaded digitally in ArriveCAN and must only be in French or English, or certified translation into French or English.
More information can be found on the link below:
|Am I required to have a negative COVID-19 test in order to board my flight travelling into or outside of Canada?|
As of January 7th 2021, all travellers seeking entry to Canada are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test completed 72 hours prior to their flight departure (96 hours for select destinations: https://tc.canada.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-issued-transport-canada
Please visit this link for more information.
For students travelling internationally, you must familiarize yourself with COVID-19 testing requirements prior to booking your flight. Some countries also require proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel along with other requirements.
|If my visa is rejected can I still study my online classes?|
Yes, you can still continue your winter semester online, however these courses will not be counted towards your post-graduate work permit duration upon graduation. They will however be counted towards your course requirements for degree completion. We would recommend you make an appointment with Lakehead University’s Immigration Advisor at
To resubmit your study permit application right away if you decide to continue your studies.