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Arriving in Canada

Most international students will arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Laurier facilitates reduced-rate airport pick-up through Airways Transit for all Laurier International students arriving in Toronto for their first semester of study. The rate is $79 one way, tax included.

As soon as you know your travel plans, you should reserve transportation from the airport to Laurier to ensure that your request is received by Airways Transit with sufficient notice.

Airways Transit provides door-to-door shared ride service. The trip takes approximately one and a half hours.

To make your reservation you will need:

  • Your flight information (airline, flight number, and flight arrival time)
  • Drop off address in Waterloo or name of residence on campus at Laurier
  • Credit card number

To receive the reduced fare, you must book in advance by visiting the Airways Transit website. Enter the booking code: WLUINTL 2017 (exactly as shown). Once you have submitted your reservation online, Airways Transit will email you a confirmation.

For more information, including on arriving by bus from Toronto, see "Prepare to Come to Canada."

Most international students will arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Airlink Transportation offers a reduced single passenger fare of $85 one way, tax included, to Laurier students. They provide 24/7 door-to-door shared ride service.

To make your reservation you will need:

  • Your flight information (airline, flight number, and flight arrival time).
  • Destination address in Brantford.
  • Credit card number.
  • Telephone number.

To receive the reduced fare, enter the booking code WLUINTL 2017 (exactly as shown) into the comments section of your booking form. Once you have submitted your reservation online and provided credit card information for payment, Airlink will email you a confirmation.

You can also call Airlink directly at one of the following numbers:

  • 1.877.405.8278 (toll-free but may not work from everywhere)
  • 1.519.756.1944

When communicating by telephone, clearly identify yourself as a Laurier student and offer the booking code.

For information about transportation to and in Brantford, see the Tourism Brantford website.

Temporary Accommodations

If you are participating in International Orientation, you will be able to move into residence on Sept. 1, 2017. If you are not participating in International Orientation, you cannot move into residence until Sept. 3 or 4 for the Waterloo campus; Sept. 4 for the Brantford campus.

If you arrive prior to these dates as a residence student, arrive prior to when your lease begins for off-campus housing, or if you have family that will not be staying with you while they visit, you need to arrange temporary accommodations.

The following is meant to help you compare and choose your temporary accommodations while here. It is not a comprehensive list and does not constitute an endorsement of any of these accommodations.