Information for New International Students

Welcoming new International Students: Fall 2021

College of the Rockies is preparing for a full return to on-campus education this September 2021. To ensure the safety of all students and employees at the College, the College is following all recommendations put forward by the Provincial Health Officer, the BC Ministry of Health, WorkSafeBC, Ministry of Advanced Education and the Interior Health Medical office. Please view the BC Government’s Returning to Post-Secondary: What you need to know webpage.

Since September 2020, we have supported the safe arrival of over 50 new international students to Canada, and we are looking forward to welcoming many more students who have been waiting to travel. To ensure a safe and smooth arrival, please follow our travel guidelines when making your travel plans.

Travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements change frequently. For the most up-to-date information, please continuously check the Canadian government’s COVID-19 travel website.


Latest travel updates

As of July 5, 2021fully vaccinated travellers may be exempt from the 3-night government hotel stay, the 14-day quarantine, and the day-8 COVID-19 test, if meeting all eligibility requirements.

As of August 9, 2021, the 3-night stay in a government approved hotel is no longer required, but those who are not fully vaccinated must still quarantine for 14 days.

The suspension of direct flights from India has been extended to September 21, 2021. See the alert on suspension of flights for more information.

Can I start or continue my studies online this fall?

Requirements for travel to Canada

Timing of Travel

Download and use the ArriveCAN App

Complete our International Student Arrival Form

Transportation to/from the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)

Quarantine requirements

Quarantine exemption for vaccinated travellers

Accommodation for quarantine/self-isolation

Food and necessities

Quarantine check-ins by International Office staff

Ensuring healthy and well students

Following COVID-19 Self Assessment tools

Ready to travel?

After you arrive

Proof of Vaccination requirement