|If I am fully vaccinated, can I be exempted from the Government Mandated Port of Entry hotel stay|
During a press conference with federal ministers and health officials on June 9, 2021, the Government of Canada announced that coming soon, persons who are currently authorized to enter the country, including international students (study permit holders), AND are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will no longer be required to quarantine at a government-designated hotel upon arrival, starting in early July.
Fully vaccinated travellers are those who have had the full course of a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by Health Canada (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson) 14 days or more prior to their arrival. These travellers will still be required to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and stay in isolation until the test comes back negative before continuing to their final destination. You will still be required to complete a 14 day quarantine at your final destination city AND complete the 8th day DIY Covid 19 test kit.
When specific details and implementation dates are released we will update our information.
|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.