Toronto Campus Pre-Arrival Checklist

Northeastern University Toronto Campus has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place.

Before you arrive, you will need to take care of some things to make sure you are prepared to arrive in good health and to remain in good health so you can join us on campus as soon as possible. 

Step 1. Indicate your travel readiness by submitting the visa/permit updates on the Study Permit Tracking Form here.

Step 2. Students entering Canada must quarantine.

  • First, there is a 3-day hotel stay required upon arrival, as of Feb 22, 2021.  Details may be found hereand also on the FAQ page. 
  • After the 3 day stay, you will still need to quarantine for 14 days. Read the instructions regarding mandatory 14 day quarantine for international travelers to Canada here. 

Step 3. Complete and submit your your 14-day quarantine plan, with signed attestation that you agree to comply with pre and post quarantine requirements. 

Students who submit an incomplete or inadequate quarantine plan will be required to book accommodation through the quarantine option provided by Northeastern University. Please see the pdf that accompanied this checklist for additional details. 

Step 4. Complete and submit the travel letter request form here. 

Step 5. Send the following documents to [email protected]: 

Please note that travel letters will not be issued until these documents are received. 

Once you have received your travel letter and booked travel to Canada, please follow these steps: 

  1. Download the Government of Canada’s ArriveCAN app to facilitate entry to Canada. 
  2. Northeastern University Toronto has engaged Red Car Service to collect and transport incoming international students and co-arriving family members directly to their quarantine locations. Book transportation here using the booking code ‘Northeastern20’. Please note that this transportation is provided at no charge to our students and their accompanying family members. The driver has been instructed to take you to your pre-arranged quarantine location, with no stops to be made along the way, in accordance with provincial quarantine guidelines. 
  3. Complete the Arrival in Toronto form, which includes your date and time of arrival and flight information. You and accompanying family members will be met at the airport by our Arrival Team. They will provide a welcome package that includes masks for your entire group. They will also provide instructions to you regarding your 14-day quarantine, contact information for your key contacts at the Toronto campus, and information on COVID 19 assessment centres. 

Please note that the pre- and post-arrival support provided by Northeastern University, including airport transportation and the services of the Arrival Team, are provided free of charge. 

Consequences for Breaching Quarantine 

According to the federal Quarantine Act and corresponding Provincial regulations, the consequences for breaching quarantine are as follows: 

Violating any instructions provided to you when you entered Canada or failing to provide accurate information is an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to: 

  • 6 months in prison and/or 
  • $750,000 in fines 

If you choose to break your mandatory quarantine or isolation, resulting in the death or serious bodily harm to another person, you could face: 

  • a fine of up to $1,000,000 or 
  • imprisonment of up to 3 years or 
  • both 

The Contraventions Act gives police (including the RCMP, provincial and local police) more power to enforce the Quarantine Act. They can issue tickets to people who don’t comply with the act or the emergency orders. Fines range from $275 to $1,000. 

Daily Monitoring 

A member of our Arrival Team will contact you every day during the course of your quarantine to seek information on your well-being and that of your accompanying family members, and to provide any information on the following subjects: 

  • Food and water 
  • Medical care, including testing 
  • Mental health supports 
  • Social supports 
  • Phone or internet services 
  • Environmental cleaning protocols 

The Arrival Team will also be available to help arrange contactless delivery of required medication or other items in the event that you or an accompany family exhibits symptoms of COVID 19. 

The following information will also be included in your welcome package: 

Telehealth Ontario
Call if you develop symptoms.
Telephone: 1-866-797-0000 

Toronto Public Health Hotline
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Call if you have questions about COVID-19. Translation is available in multiple languages.
Telephone: 416-338-7600
TTY: 416-392-0658
Email: [email protected] 

311 Toronto
Outside City limits: 416-392-2489
Call if you have questions about City services.
Telephone: 311
TTY: 416-338-0889
Email: [email protected] 

Emergency Services
Call if you’re having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms.
Telephone: 911 

Please note that you will be required to provide confirmation of a negative COVID 19 test prior to being permitted on campus, following the completion of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. You are also required to complete a Daily Wellness check on the Northeastern University website. 

In addition, you have to provide advance notice of intention to come onto campus and undergo a screening, including temperature check, prior to entry. 

For more information, please contact [email protected]. 

Vancouver Campus Travel Checklist

Northeastern University Vancouver Campus has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place.

Before you plan to travel you are required by the Canadian Health Officials to follow the steps outlined here to remain in good health and to safely join the campus community.  Thank you in advance for your efforts to help keep our Vancouver campus community and our families safe.

Step 1. Check Travel Regulations and Restrictions.  Please check if you meet the travel exemptions and restrictions for international students on the IRCC website here.

If you do not meet the travel exemptions, you may not travel to Canada.

Step 2. Book your hotel if you travel by air

Please book your 3-day mandatory stay with a government-approved hotel by following the instruction on the government website here.

 If you plan to travel by air, please check the air traveler requirements implemented from February 22nd, 2021. After the mandatory 3-day hotel stay, you still need to quarantine for 14 days. Click here for more information.

 If you plan to travel by road, please refer to the Driving to Canada checklist.

Step 3. Gather proper documentations

  1. A valid study permit or a Letter of Introduction confirming your study permit has been approved by IRCC (Approval in Principle/ 1st stage study permit approval is NOT sufficient for travel).
  2. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronical Travel Authorization (e-TA) if applicable.
  3. Prepare your 14-day isolation plan and fill in the mandatory self-isolation plan.
  4. Purchase interim health medical insurance. For more information on health insurance, please check the OGS Canada website.
  5. A valid passport.
  6. Your Proof of Acceptance Letter.
  7. Proof of funds.
  8. A Travel Letter issued by Northeastern University Vancouver (see step 3).

Step 4. Register your travel plan with Northeastern Vancouver

  1. Follow the link here to fill in the registration form and submit all the required documents. You will be issued a Travel Letter after you complete the registration.
  2. Make sure to register minimum 10 days prior to travelling.
  3. Email [email protected] if you need to update/change any information (e.g., travel date, flight number etc.) after you submit the registration form.

Step 5. Arriving in Canada

  • Submit your hotel information,14-day quarantine information and isolation plan on both the ArriveCAN app and the BC provincial government website before or on the day you travel.
  • Keep all the proper documentations (see step 2) with you while you travel. Do NOT put them in your checked-in luggage.
  • Arriving by Air

If you requested pre-arranged transportation from Northeastern:

You will receive a confirmation email leading up to your travel date, verifying the address and phone number that you have provided. On the day of your arrival, you will receive a text message from Uber, which you will need to respond to when you are ready to activate your ride. Questions about your ride can be directed toward [email protected].

 If you did not request pre-arranged transportation from Northeastern:

You are not allowed to take public transit of any kind to your quarantine accommodation. Your only alternative options to a pre-arranged ride with Northeastern is to 1) book a taxi/uber ride or 2) have one friend/family member pick you up. You are not to make any stops between the airport and your quarantine accommodation.  Masks are mandatory during car travel.

  • Arriving by Land
    • Go to the isolation location:

If you requested pre-arranged transportation from Northeastern:

You will receive a confirmation email leading up to your travel date, verifying the address and phone number that you have provided. On the day of your arrival, you will receive a text message from Uber, which you will need to respond to when you are ready to activate your ride. Questions about your ride can be directed toward [email protected].

 If you did not request pre-arranged transportation from Northeastern:

You are not allowed to take public transit of any kind to your quarantine accommodation. Your only alternative options to a pre-arranged ride with Northeastern is to 1) book a taxi/uber ride or 2) have a friend/family member pick you up. You are not to make any stops between the airport and your quarantine accommodation.  Masks are mandatory during car travel.

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