International Students

Information for your arrival

  1. 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. 

  2. Check if you can enter Canada and ArriveCan
    - It is possible to check if you can enter Canada by answering a few questions on this page.

    - Air travellers, whose destination is Canada, must submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before boarding their flight. More information can be found on the Public Health of Canada website.   

  3. Testing, Quarantine and Hotel Stay 
    - You must provide a negative test result for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be completed within 72 hours of your scheduled departure. See the Government Testing section for more information.  

    - A mandatory 14-day quarantine is required for everyone. You will need to demonstrate your quarantine plan to customs. For more information, consult the Government of Canada website

  4. Register for AccueilPlus
    AccueilPlus allows you to simplify your arrival by reducing your waiting time at border services. They offer you to obtain your study permit quickly thanks to an accelerated process specially designed for international students. You must register 48 hours before your departure and the service is completely free! 

  5. Apply for your Social Insurance Number (SIN) for work 
    If you want to work while you study, you must obtain a SIN. You will need to provide your study permit issued by IRCC. This is valid if it contains the condition can accept employment or can work in Canada. To do this, complete the online application


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.

Mentorship Program (Buddies)

The buddy program allows you to ease your arrival in the College and Montreal life.

From the beginning of the semester, you will be paired with a student who has been attending the college for at least two semesters. He or she will be able to accompany you in your first steps here, facilitate your integration, and answer your questions throughout the semester, whatever they may be. Your buddy is also responsible for organizing at least 3 activities/meetings during the first half of the semester to allow you to socialize.

- 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.

How do I sign up?
Sign up for our buddy program via the form below. We will contact you a few days before the semester starts to give you your buddy's information.

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