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International Student Support


2021 Information

Find out all you need to know about your Laurier experience this academic year.


Laurier's Safe Travel, Arrival and Quarantine (STAQ) Program 

Laurier’s Safe Travel, Arrival and Quarantine (STAQ) Program has been approved and added to the list of approved Canadian Designated Learning Institutions’ COVID-19 Readiness Plans.   

Information on the Program, including how to register, is available on the Laurier website. Upon successful completion of the registration process, Laurier will provide you with a letter confirming your registration in the STAQ Program. You will present the letter to the Canada Border Services Agency Officer at the port of entry to Canada. 
Laurier cannot guarantee your entry to Canada. 
Conditions for entering Canada as a student to study remotely are established by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have put new travel exemptions into place on October 20, 2020 that require you to complete a 14-day quarantine as part of the Laurier STAQ Program. Approval to enter Canada for study will be determined at the Canadian border by the Canada Border Services Agency Officer. The STAQ program provides you with information on the IRCC regulations and meeting your 14-day quarantine requirement.


Your Source of Support

Laurier's International Student Support (ISS) team will help to guide you on your path to academic and cultural success in Canada. The ISS team is here to:

  • Provide programs and services so you can experience and add to Laurier's culture.
  • Help you participate in curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programming.
  • Develop your practical skills and confidence, and prepare you for a life of leadership and purpose.
  • Help you understand the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) and health insurance in Canada.

Your Ultimate Guide

Find all you need to know from accepting your offer until you graduate. 

Planning Your Move

Take the stress out of planning your move. Check out: 

Arriving in Canada

Find out what you need to do when you arrive in Canada.

Living in Canada and Your Laurier Experience

Now that you're here, see how we can support you while you're at Laurier.