Isolation period at home
Before leaving your country to come to Canada, it is recommended that you isolate yourself at home for 2 weeks and be in contact only with members of your household during this period.
Covid-19 testing and mandatory hotel stay
Beginning January 7, 2021, students must provide a negative result to a molecular test for Covid-19 prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be completed within 72 hours of your scheduled departure to Canada.
As of February 22, 2021, students must also:
→ Book a 3-night stay at a government-approved hotel.
To book your required hotel stay, call 1-800-294-8253 (toll-free within North America) or 1-613-830-2992 (collect outside North America), or view the online booking options on the list of authorized hotels
→ Have a COVID-19 molecular test when you arrive in Canada, something that can be booked in advance to save time at the airport.
→ Wait for the result of your test at the pre-booked authorized hotel
→ Pay the cost of the hotel stay, as well as any associated costs for:
• Infection prevention and control measure
Travelers must present proof that they have booked and prepaid their accommodations through ArriveCAN. Travelers will still be required to complete the remainder of the mandatory 14-day quarantine after their mandatory hotel stay.
For more information, please visit the Government of Canada website and read our arrival guide for international students below.
Since November 21, 2020, travellers entering Canada by land, air, or sea, are required to submit information through the ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. Read more information via the Government of Canada's public health website.
Are you new to the city and don't know where to look for an apartment? We offer a variety of flexible hosting options to meet your needs, short or long term, and we also offer quarantine services.
Consult the documents below for more information.
For your first session at LaSalle College, we offer you the opportunity to be in contact with a virtual buddy who will accompany you in your first steps here and facilitate your integration.
The role of the buddy or mentor is to accompany you during your first time at the College and to help you familiarize yourself with your new environment.
- Do you have a question about life at the College? If you have a question about life in Montreal, or if you are looking for recommendations to help you find your way around, the buddy or mentor is there to help you.
- You don't know where to get certain products, or you don't know how to find your way around the streets of Montreal? How to use public transportation, the metro? The bus system? Bike sharing
- Want advice on certain behaviours you don't understand? About living in a community? About your social interactions
You know what? There is no wrong questions!
Many of these peers have gone through the same experience as you and will be able to help you in the first few days of your arrival. They are there for you. Don't be shy, contact them with your questions!