|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/covid-19-pre-departure-testing-transport-canada-interim-order).
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.
|I am planning to travel to Lakehead from outside of Canada? Are students arriving from outside of Canada eligible for entry?|
Traveling from outside of Canada during COVID-19 is a fluid process- changing daily. As such every student traveling from outside of Canada should be checking IRCC’s website for accurate up to date information at this link prior to travel. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html
All students traveling from outside of Canada now require Lakehead University’s quarantine approval letter and must submit a request 96 hours prior to travel.Lakehead University is now approved for it's COVID-19 Readiness plan. Lakehead University has been updated on the designated learning institution list (DLI) and you can view this at the following webpage:
Please refer to our Quarantine page for more information before making a travel plan.
Prior to travelling from outside of Canada, it is a student’s responsibility to check IRCC’s link to ensure that Lakehead University has been added to the IRCC’s designated institution list.