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Planning Your Move

Congratulations on accepting your offer to Laurier! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Laurier family.

We know there is a lot for you to do, so we have put together a list of things you need to do before you arrive in Canada.

Traveling to Canada and COVID-19

All international students traveling to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic must have valid documentation and be attending a designated learning institute (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan.

Laurier's COVID-19 readiness plan is the Safe Travel, Arrival and Quarantine (STAQ) program. All international Laurier students traveling to Canada must register in and successfully complete the STAQ program.

You will also need to download the ArriveCAN app and register your arrival plans.

Review our frequently asked questions for international students for more information on traveling to Canada. Information on traveling to Canada changes regularly, so we recommend you refer to the IRCC website for the latest information.

On August 9, 2021, the Government of Canada extended the suspension of direct flights from India to Canada to September 21, 2021.

Gather Your Documents

When you travel from your home country to Canada, you must bring all the required travel and identification documents.

Set-Up Your Student Accounts

Tip: Submit your OneCard photo online before you arrive so it is ready when you get here. You can use the photo you submitted with your study application permit.

Find a Home

You have options when it comes to finding a place to live. 

If you arrive at Laurier before you can move into residence, you will need to find a temporary place to stay.

Register for Your Courses

Make sure you register for your courses before you arrive at Laurier. The longer you wait, the fewer course options you will have.

  • Check your mylaurier email address for course registration notifications.
  • Check out the Registration Guide to learn how to choose and register for your courses.

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