Important updates on travel rules and quarantine

  • July 5, 2021: Exemption from quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers. Please read details here. Please check if you qualify for the exemption here.
  • Aug 9, 2021: Mandatory hotel stay is removed. Please read details here.

Confirm travel requirements before planning your trip to Canada

Students who will be completing all courses online for the September semester, are not encouraged to travel at this time.

Visit IRCC for the most recent updates and requirements here.

We have provided a summary of information below. However, this is not fully inclusive of all the information you will receive on the IRCC website.

Vaccination Status


 Fully Vaccinated Travelers

  • Confirm travel requirements here
  • Download and learn how to use the ArriveCAN app, here

- Full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or combination of accepted vaccines & Completed last dose at least 14 days prior to entering Canada - Proof of Vaccination

-14 days back up quarantine plan
-Pre-entry test
-ArriveCAN app downloaded with your travel information added


Randomly required:

-Arrival test


Not required:

-Mandatory 3-night hotel stay
-14 days quarantine
-Day-8 testing

Unvaccinated Travelers
  • Confirm travel requirements here
  • Download and learn how to use the ArriveCAN app here

-14 days quarantine

-Pre-entry test & Arrival test & day 8 test (unless under the age 5)

-ArriveCAN app downloaded with your travel information added


Not required:

-Mandatory 3-night hotel stay


Travel to Canada webinars

Join our International Learner Advisor, to learn the latest information on travelling to Canada and the current rules and quarantine/vaccination requirements. See here the Travel to Canada webinar schedule and links to register!

Obtain your travel letter

Please note, travel plan forms and travel letters will be unavailable on August Saturday August 28th, 2021 8:00 PM to Sunday August 29th, 2021 12:00 AM MST, due to system maintenance.

  • Complete your travel plan here. Once you complete the travel plan form, you will receive a travel letter automatically into your email account. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers should provide a plan.
  • If your travel itinerary or other details require updates, please use this link and submit a new quarantine plan.
  • Please note, your Letter of Acceptance will act as your Confirmation of Enrollment letter until the start of term, September 1.
    If you are an ongoing student, please obtain a confirmation of enrollment letter through my bvc portal. Please visit here to learn how to obtain a confirmation of enrollment letter.

Plan your trip to Canada

  • Ensure your medical exam is up to date according to IRCC guidelines.
  • Review the IRCC COVID-19 webpage, to understand how to prepare for your trip, if you are approved to travel to Canada.
  • Review the Student Travel Guide, to understand what you need to include in your quarantine plan, and submit your travel support letter request to the College.

Important Reminders

  • Travel window date
    - Arrive no earlier than 4 weeks before the start date of the next/new semester
    - Arrive no later than 4 weeks after the start date of the next/new semester.

    Please note: The border officer will make the final decision regarding your entry to Canada.

  • Studying outside of Canada without a study permit approval
    Students can start their program as long they have applied for a study permit already and been waiting for a decision from IRCC, however, you may need to know about our tuition fee refund policy and IRCC temporary PGWP rules.

    No tuition fee will be available after course/add deadline, no exceptions

Housing options

Bow Valley College does not offer on or off-campus housing, however we offer a list of resources for housing options.

International Education

North Campus, N333 
345 - 6 Avenue SE

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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