Updated: July 13, 2021

NOTE: Please note that this web page is for enrolled international students at Redeemer University who will be coming to Canada for the Fall 2021 semester.

Thank you for choosing to study at Redeemer University. We are glad that you want to pursue your education training in Canada.

As an international student you need to be aware that there are a variety of directives and requirements that have been issued by Canadian federal, provincial, and local governments and public health authorities.

It is critical that you understand which scenario applies to you:

  • Scenario A: International students that are NOT fully vaccinated
  • Scenario B: International students that are FULLY vaccinated with a Canadian government approved vaccine.

Individuals entering Canada are responsible to stay current on all requirements and applicable policies. The information provided below is a starting point to understand the requirements to enter Canada.

Scenario A: International students that are NOT fully vaccinated

  1. Ensure that you can legally enter Canada
    Note: After much consultation with various government authorities and discussing internal risks for both Redeemer, students and parents, we have made the decision not to allow parents the option of quarantining with their students. We want to do everything we can to ensure that International students, who need to quarantine, have a successful launch to their year and are able to fully participate in campus orientation and activities after their quarantine period is over.
  2. You must understand that you are required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine period when you enter the country.
  3. Download the ArriveCan app. This app will take you through many important steps involved in entering the country.
  4. You are responsible to understand the requirements that apply to your situation:
  5. You must prepare your 14 day quarantine plan
    • When you arrive at a Canadian port of entry, you will be required to have a plan for your mandatory 14 day quarantine period
    • Quarantine spaces are available on the campus of Redeemer University. If you wish to quarantine at Redeemer University, you must contact Cathy Penelton by August 4, 2021 to make those arrangements. There will be a fee of $225 CDN for quarantining on campus. This fee will include groceries and related supplies.
    • Contact info: Cathy Penelton, Associate Dean of Students cpenelton@redeemer.ca
  6. New International Students Only: You should plan to arrive in Canada by August 19, 2021 at the latest.
    • This will allow you to complete and be cleared from your quarantine period so you can participate in New International Student Orientation on Friday, September 3, 2021.
    • NOTE: If you are still completing the mandatory quarantine period you will not be permitted to participate in in-person university events or orientation activities. You cannot begin in-person classes until your quarantine period has been properly concluded. You will need to take your classes remotely until that time.
  7. Are family members travelling with you?
  8. Note: Redeemer University is a listed as a government approved Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
  9. New International Students Only: Check your Application Portal (under your “new student” tab) to fill out your arrival information form.

Scenario B: International students that have been FULLY vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Canadian government

  1. Ensure that you can legally enter Canada
  2. As of July 5, 2021, you may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine period if you have been fully vaccinated with the full series of a vaccine- or a combination of vaccines- approved by Health Canada and administered 14 days prior to arrival in Canada.
  3. Download the ArriveCan app. This app will take you through many of the important steps involved in entering the country.
  4. You are responsible to understand the requirements that apply to you:
  5. Even if you have been fully vaccinated by a vaccine that has been approved by the Canadian government, you should prepare your 14 day quarantine plan.
    • When you arrive at a port of entry, officials will determine your eligibility to be exempt from the mandatory 14 day quarantine period. You should have a quarantine plan ready just in case you are not given the quarantine exemption.
    • Quarantine spaces are available on the campus of Redeemer University. If you wish to quarantine at Redeemer University, you must contact Cathy Penelton by August 2, 2021 to make those arrangements. There will be a fee of $225 CDN for quarantining on campus. This fee will include groceries and related supplies.

      Contact info: Cathy Penelton, Associate Dean of Students cpenelton@redeemer.ca
  6. Are family members travelling with you?
  7. New International Student orientation is scheduled for Friday, September 3.
    • You should plan to be in the country and be cleared to participate in this orientation.
  8. Note: Redeemer University is a listed as a government approved Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
  9. New International Students Only: Check your Application Portal (under your “new student” tab) to fill out your arrival information form.

Further Resources and Links

These resources will assist in your preparations:

Questions?

If you have further questions, please contact:

New International Students: Annika Koekkoek, Admissions Counsellor, akoekkoek@redeemer.ca
Returning International Students: Cathy Penelton, Associate Dean of Students, cpenelton@redeemer.ca