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Important announcement – please read carefully.

The International Centre is open, and our hours of operation for Humber North, Humber Lakeshore and the Humber International Graduate School are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Our phone lines are also operational.

North and Lakeshore: Walk-ins to see our International Student Advisors are available 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you would like to have a virtual call instead, please use this Contact Form to make an appointment.

IGS: Students can use the IGS portal to ask a question/book an appointment with advisors.

The Return to Campus microsite provides important information, health and safety measures, and resources for individuals coming to campus.

Students can find a complete list of programs with downloads including program and course details at Current Student Resources

Planning to begin your studies at Humber? Here's what you need to know about study permits, refunds, and post-graduation work permits. Current approximate application processing time is approximately ten weeks.

If you have any questions please get in touch by using this Contact Form. Please check Humber Updates for the most up-to-date information. Please also check Humber College’s and Humber Global’s social media accounts.

Humber College's COVID-19 Readiness Plan Approved

When Should I Be Travelling to Canada

We are recommending that students travel to Canada 2-3 weeks before their classes begin to give sufficient time to prepare the start of the semester. If you arrive more than a month before classes, you may be refused entry by the Border Services Officer. If you come during a break and well before the next semester begins, you may be refused entry. For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html#arrive

As you prepare to come to Canada, please download iCent App NOW (Google Play or App Store); link on How to use iCent.

*All the future communication will be through iCent App. Therefore, it is essential to download the iCent App NOW! Watch the Humber COVID-19 Arrival iCent App Tutorial.

Please note, ONLY fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to enter Canada.

  • To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must have received at least 2 doses of an accepted vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines, or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 full days prior to the day you travel. Example: if your second dose was anytime on Thursday July 1, then Friday July 16 would be the first day that you meet the 14-day condition. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by: 
    • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
    • Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
    • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax)
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD, ChAdOx1-S, AZD1222)
    • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
    • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
    • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc) 

Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country, and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in English, French or with a certified translation. Fully vaccinated travellers must upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCan, have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19, must adhere random on-arrival testing. For more information, please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

Creating Your Quarantine Plan

Quarantine Requirements

Prior to arrival, you and your co-arriving family members are required to do the following:

  1. COVID Info Acknowledgement: This acknowledgement will appear when you first download and login to the iCent COVID-19 Arrival app. Students & co-arriving family members must acknowledge that they have received and understand COVID-19 rules and guidelines information provided by Humber.
  2. Emergency Contact: Please submit your emergency contacts so that Humber can reach out to you in case of any emergencies.
  3. Airport Arrival Info: Students need to submit their arrival dates and time to Humber through this form to make any essential arrangements. Co-arriving family members should submit their details through the ArriveCan app.
  4. How to get your ArriveCAN receipt
    Once you submit your information through ArriveCAN:
    • a receipt will be displayed and emailed to you
    • show the receipt to your airline carrier, if flying and to a Canadian border services officer when you enter
    • you can show your ArriveCAN receipt from:
      • the app
      • a screenshot
      • your email
      • a printout

The ArriveCAN mobile app saves your contact information (name, date of birth and travel document information) for travel at a later date.

If your travel details change before you enter Canada.

If you've already submitted your information and have an ArriveCAN receipt, start over in ArriveCAN. ArriveCAN will clear your previous information.

  1. Pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada. Mandatory Immigration Documents for Students Travelling to Canada: Please note there are important mandatory documents required to travelling into Canada, including a valid immigration medical examination. Please find the full list here.
  2. Quarantine Plan: You must have a suitable quarantine plan before you enter Canada, even if you meet the quarantine exemption requirements. You’re expected to make these plans, within your own means, before travelling to Canada. Travellers who do not have a suitable plan may be denied entry into Canada. Regarding the quarantine plan address, it doesn't have to be a hotel/Airbnb; private accommodations will work. We do not recommend putting a hotel address down that hasn't been booked. If a Humber student needs assistance with quarantine planning, we can assist. Humber has made special arrangements with an airport hotel: Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East to provide a safe, secure, comfortable quarantine location for arriving students. Please note, if you make cancellation 24 hours prior the arrival date there will be no charges.

What is a suitable place of quarantine?

A suitable place of quarantine is one that has access to the necessities of life and is not shared with those at risk of more severe disease.

Do not quarantine in places you can’t separate yourself from those who live with you. For example:

          • In a group or communal living setting
          • In a household with large families or many people
          • In a shared small apartment, or have roommates who have not travelled with you; or
          • At a camp, student dorm or other group setting where there is close contact and shared common spaces.

Here is more detailed information from the Government of Canada on Suitable Quarantine Plans.

If you choose not to pursue studies with Humber and would like to apply for a refund, or would like to defer your program to a later intake, see Humber’s international refund/deferral policy for Winter 2022.

When Your Quarantine Starts and Ends

If you test positive for random arrival test, you will need to quarantine for 10 days, beginning on the day you received your test result.

For example, if you arrive at 8:15 am on Friday, October 1, then Thursday is considered day 1 of your quarantine period. Your quarantine period would end 10 full days later, at 11:59 pm on Sunday.

While in Quarantine

Do not leave your place of quarantine unless it is for a medical emergency, an essential medical service or treatment, to obtain a COVID-19 molecular test, or it is pre-authorized by a Quarantine Officer.

Use only private outdoor spaces (i.e. balcony).

Do not have any visits from family or guests.

Do not use shared spaces such as lobbies, courtyards, restaurants, gyms or pools.

Humber Accommodations

Please Note: Humber Residence is not available for quarantine – you will not be allowed to quarantine inside the residence. Those staying in residence must make separate arrangements for their quarantine stay.

If a Humber student needs assistance with quarantine planning, we can assist. Humber has made special arrangements with an airport hotel: Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East to provide a safe, secure, comfortable quarantine location for arriving students. The hotel package includes:

  • Single room accommodation 
  • Three meals per day
  • Free, unlimited hotel Wifi
  • Secure, private transportation from the airport directly to the quarantine hotel

Quarantine Package (student can check-out once they receive the test result):

  • The cost of this accommodation package without meals is $99 CAD per night, plus Taxes
  • The cost of this accommodation package with meals is $159 CAD per night, plus Taxes
  • 14 days quarantine package. The cost of this accommodation package with meals is $129 CAD per night, plus Taxes

All students are required to cover the cost of their quarantine stays. Upon arrival, students are required to use a credit card to pay for the cost of the hotel stay.

COVID Testing In Canada

Upon Arrival: Fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will be subject to random arrival testing. As a fully vaccinated traveller, you can travel to your place of quarantine without waiting for your arrival test results (if selected for testing), unless it is determined at the border that you do not have a suitable quarantine plan.

Once you are in Canada, please complete the Arrival Check-In Form through iCent to inform us of your arrival test status.

  • If you were not selected for Arrival Testing, completing this form will ensure our daily check-in notifications on iCent and periodic check-in calls are stopped.
  • If you are selected for Arrival Testing and are currently waiting for the test result. Please complete the Arrival Check-In Form to inform us about your arrival testing status. In the meanwhile, please check in using the iCent App daily. Humber will be phoning you periodically to check in on how you are doing. We will call you through the iCent Platform. Please enable "Chat Voice Calling Notifications," which can be found under the Control Centre in Settings.

Items You Need on the Plane

When you arrive at the airport or port of entry you should be ready to present the following documents. Make sure you pack them in your carryon bag and not in your check-in bag:

  • Original Humber Letter of Acceptance
  • Humber Co-op Letter (only if you have a placement in your program)
  • A passport, valid for the duration of your stay 
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or eTA
  • Letter of Introduction (approval letter issued by the Canadian Embassy)
  • Humber Letter of Support (for travel to Canada during COVID-19)
  • Proof of funds for the duration of your stay in Canada
  • Proof you have paid your deposit to Humber. You will find your receipt by checking MyHumber under Student Account.
  • Any other documents you used when you applied for your Study Permit
  • Your detailed Quarantine Plan
  • Face masks (minimum of 2 recommended) which cover your mouth and nose
  • One bottle of hand sanitizer up to 355 ml in addition to 100 ml bottles to be placed in a 1 L clear resealable bag
  • Food/Snacks and water (check with your airline regarding whether or not they will have any food available in-flight)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Gloves (not necessary, but you may wish to bring some)

Based on the documents you present, the border officer will assess you and make a decision to issue your Study Permit.

If you have a placement in your program, you may present the Co-op Letter to the border officer and request to issue a Co-op Work Permit in addition to your Study Permit.

More information from the CATSA/ACTSA website available here.

Items Needed During Quarantine

  • List of emergency contacts (on paper)
  • Any allergy or important medical or health information (on paper)
  • All prescription medication to last you a couple of months or until you have begun attending classes
  • Any medication you use frequently (for example, ibuprofen, paracetamol, benadryl, cough drops, cough and cold medication etc.)
  • Hand disinfectant
  • Comfortable clothes/PJs/Slippers, enough for 14 days without laundry
  • Snacks, tea packets, instant coffee, reusable water bottle
  • Plate, bowl, small chopping board, kettle (if you do not have kitchen access)
  • Extension cord/multi adapter (if you do not have ease of access to electricity in your quarantine spot)
  • Vitamins or other supplements
  • Books, games, puzzles
  • Notebooks or paper to draw and write on, pens, coloured markers
  • Cooler if you don't have access to a fridge 
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, chap stick, lotion, small shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, feminine care products)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Yoga mat
  • Computer, phone, headphones, speaker
  • Hand soap and dish soap
  • Non-perishable food items
  • A small fan if your room does not have AC

Required Downloads

The following apps are mandatory to download for Humber students and co-arriving family members when entering Canada:

ArriveCAN app for iOS, Android and web format

COVID Alert app

All Quarantine and Travel communications are sent through the iCent App now. If you have not downloaded the iCent app, please do it now! To watch Humber COVID-19 Arrival iCent App tutorial, please click here.

The following is required to download for Humber students:

iCent app for iOS and Android

Humber Guardian app

Please check that these apps are working properly on your phone before you arrive. All students and co-arriving family members should be using the ArriveCan app prior to arrival and within the first 48 hours of arrival to their quarantine location. Humber students are also required to use this app for daily check in during quarantine.