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COVID-19: Updates, Resources and Information

Lakehead University Quarantine Commitment Plan * Lakehead University is now approved for it's COVID-19 Readiness plan. Lakehead University has been updated on the IRCC designated learning institution list (DLI). All students that plan to travel to Canada internationally must have an approved Quarantine Plan from their DLI prior to travel. Please click here to review this information and submit a Quarantine Letter request.

Please note our 24/7 Emergency Contact numbers for International Students,
1. Thunder Bay Campus: 1-807-627-8701
2. Orillia Campus: 1-705-323-0074
* Lakehead University International's 24-hour phone line has some limitations for students studying outside of the province of Ontario, Canada. Provincial and legal boundaries limit our ability to respond to students outside of Ontario. We encourage all students in need of emergency medical or personal care to access supports in your home community.

Welcome to our new online community of care! We are now available online to support you! We have created this online community of care to help our international students navigate through this challenging time. Your safety, health and wellness and academic success is our priority. Many of your questions and answers can be found on this website or by attending our online programs. We have many interactive, live sessions set up most weekdays for you to join and stay connected.

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International Education Week

Lakehead University International (LUI) is excited to host Lakehead's first ever International Education Week from November 16-20. Joining organizations in over 100 countries around, IEW provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of internationalization and explore many opportunities for international and intercultural engagement. LUI has developed a variety of virtual Zoom events that are available to all members of our campuses and communities in Thunder Bay and Simcoe County. We invite you to join us in collaborative dialogue!

Faculty, staff, students, and community partners will host interactive sessions that recognize and celebrate talent, embrace diversity, explore opportunities for working and studying abroad, and showcase how we prepare students for global study and work environments. Sessions also allow participants to learn about some of the ways we are working to develop inter-culturally competent and socially engaged leaders.

Visit to view available events and to register. Please pass this information along to your department and relevant contacts!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Hot Questions


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.

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:

In addition to Lakehead University being added onto the approved Covid-19 Readiness Plan DLI list, you must also review the following information and submit your LU Quarantine Commitment Plan.  You are required to have an Approved Quarantine Commitment Plan letter prior to travelling. Students are required to submit their quarantine plan online to Lakehead at:

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.

Are there any events or workshops I can attend this term?

Yes! Lakehead International has weekly events, sessions, and workshops to keep you engaged and informed. Please visit our LUI Online Community of Care webpage to review the upcoming online programming!

How do I book an appointment with the International Office?

It's quick and easy! Follow the link below to use our new online appointment booking system. You can choose your reason for the appointment from the drop-down menu and then view each advisor's availability to choose the date and time that works best for you.

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Health & Wellness

Explore the mental health and health resources available, learn how to stay connected to your culture, and how to stay physically active with Lakehead.

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Students Outside Lakehead University Centre


You have access to the services of Lakehead University's regulated International Student Immigration Advisor, who is designated through ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council).

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Advising & Supports

Our international advisors are here to give you one-on-one guidance in all the matters specific to you as an international student. We can help you with any questions you might have about, Financial Assistance, Housing, UHIP (University Health Insurance Program), Course Selection and more.

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Study Abroad

There are many ways to integrate the global experience into your university education, but none is better than travelling and studying in another country.

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Orientation provides new Lakehead students an opportunity to meet and engage with the International Student Service staff, to ask your questions, and to ensure that you have all the information on international student supports and services available to help you meet your goal of being a successful student at Lakehead University.

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