Guidelines for traveling to Northeastern Campuses located in Canada

UPDATED 09/30/2022 03:30 PM

As Northeastern responds to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our number one priority remains the health and well-being of our students and community. At each of our campus locations, our plans are guided by real-time COVID-19 updates and follow guidance from public health and government authorities.

The information on this website is intended to help you make necessary arrangements for your travel to Northeastern. Please read carefully the below information and check back regularly to make informed travel plans. As always, we are available to answer your questions and provide comprehensive advice and information on resources that may be helpful to you. For additional support, email us at:

[email protected] – for questions about travelling to Canada. Students need to register their travel with us after they receive their visa and have a travel date.

To register your travel, you’ll be asked to upload your proof of study permit approval, student entry visa or ETA, and proof of health insurance (GuardMe policy card: Toronto Campus, Vancouver Campus). Please make sure to register at least 10 business days prior to traveling.

Registration Link:

Traveling to Canada

Northeastern students are authorized to enter Canada as the Vancouver and Toronto campuses are considered approved designated learning institutions (DLI) by the Canadian government to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On September 26th, the Government of Canada announced to remove all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1st, 2022.

Starting from October 1st, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
  • provide proof of vaccination;
  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

For FAQ and updates regarding travel restrictions for students arriving in Fall 2022, please see the Frequently Asked Questions about Fall 2022 Term

Note: Entry into Canada is determined by a border service officer at the time and place of entry, based on information provided by the traveler. Following the guidelines provided on this page in no way guarantees entry.

To be able to enter Canada as a student, you must meet TWO requirements:

  1. You must have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit, unless you don’t need one.
  2. You must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI): Northeastern University Toronto Campus or Northeastern University Vancouver Campus.

The Canadian border services officers (CBSA) will make the final decision about whether you qualify.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Valid Study Permit or a letter of introduction, identifying you as a person who has been approved for a Study Permit.
  • Travel document, e.g. A valid passport.
  • A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or electronic travel authorization (e-TA) for non-US citizens.
  • A copy of the admissions letter/decision letter/deferral confirmation letter or email if applicable from Northeastern University.
  • A copy of the Proof of Acceptance (POA) letter that you submitted for your study permit application.
  • Valid and unexpired medical exam records. Please note that medical results are normally valid for 12 months from the moment of administration. This information is also available on the Study Permit approval letter.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Any other document that you are advised to provide by IRCC.