Canadian government notice

Here are some useful governement’s information shared with international students concerning the COVID-19 situation.

*** All travelers must have a self-isolation plan to meet current Canadian government travel restrictions on COVID-19, which requires travelers arriving in Canada to self-quarantine for 14 days. ***

CEPEO-Back to school

CEPEO has prepared a Back To School Guide for this 2020 Septemebr intake. You will find some useful informations and CEPEO’s specials regulations as COVID-19 is unfortunately still around.

Traveling to Canada: Preventive Health mesures

1. Communication with your host family
    • Get to know virtually and discuss the measures adopted by each party in relation to the coronavirus crisis.
      Exchange your email addresses and phone numbers.
    • Confirm who will pick you up from the airport when you arrive and where exactly, as that person will not be able to access the interior of the terminal.


2. Preparation for the 14-day quarantine
    • Read the article on how to quarantine (self-isolate) at home.
    • Download Canada’s COVID-19 app and self-assessment tool
    • Make a plan to maintain your physical and emotional well-being for the quarantine period.


3. ArriveCan mobile application

Prior to arrival, all travelers are required to provide their information for approval through the Canadian government’s ArriveCAN mobile app. Download ArriveCAN for iOS or Download ArriveCAN for Android.


4. Essential items to include in hand luggage
    • A working mobile phone and laptop (compulsory for all international students coming to study in Canada for the 2020-2021 school year).
    • A valid passport.
    • A valid study permit or letter of approval (for studies of 6 months or less duration).
    • A letter of admission from your institution in Canada.
    • Custody documents (foster family or legal guardian).
    • Confirmation of your health insurance coverage.
    • Contact details for your host family and / or emergency contact.
    • Prescribed drugs and hygiene products.
    • One or two spare clothes.
    • Masks (2 or more).
    • Hand sanitizer (travel size – 100 ml) and wipes. disinfectants.
    • Disinfectant wipes.
    • Snacks, in case restaurants are closed at airports.
    • A thermometer.
During the trip
  • Wear a mask
  • Practice physical distancing by standing 2 meters from other people.
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly, especially before eating.
  • Disinfect personal space and high contact areas (armrests, seat belts, tray tables, screens).
  • Reduce trips to the toilet (flush the toilet with the seat cover down).
Arrival in Canada
1. Getting off the plane
  • Have the documents listed in the “Items to Include in Hand Baggage” section ready to hand to Canada Border Services.
  • Expect to be examined by a border or quarantine officer to assess symptoms of the coronavirus.
  • If you are a new international student who has a study permit approval letter, be sure to collect your study permit before collecting your luggage. If you don’t know what to do, inquire on site!


2. During the 14-day quarantine (this is mandatory)
  • After arriving in Canada, representatives of the Government of Canada will call the international student to verify compliance with the mandatory quarantine. The student should be ready at all times to answer calls from 1-855-906-5585 or 613-221-3100.
  • Stay as much as possible in your room and away from other people.
  • Wash clothing worn during travel and during quarantine separately from other people’s clothing.
  • Keep your bedroom clean and well ventilated.
  • Maintain good hygiene (washing hands regularly with soap, sneezing into the elbow or a disposable tissue, using an individual towel, keeping away from other towels, disinfecting surfaces of common areas frequently touched often).
  • Keep personal effects out of the reach of other people (toothbrush, mobile devices, etc.).
  • Get fresh air every day outside on his residence property (in the yard, for example), but do not go to school or in public spaces.
  • Monitor their physical and mental well-being with the help of your foster parent.
  • Eat meals in their room (the host family will bring meals to the room) and use individual cutlery maintained separately from those used by other people.
  • Do not hesitate to ask the host family or the BEI for help if needed.