The International Centre is now 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.
While you can come to the International Centre for advice and help, students will not be able to book individual 1-1 appointments in person for now. We will let you know when this option is available once we have a confirmed date. If you need to speak with someone from the admissions or student advising team, you can request a virtual appointment through the Contact form
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 six 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
Watch the video to see all the steps required for you to safely travel to Canada at this time and to begin your studies at Humber.
We are recommending that students do not travel to Canada more than a month before their classes begin to give sufficient time to complete the Covid-19 quarantine requirements. If you arrive too early, 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
Prior to arrival, you and your co-arriving family members are required to do the following:
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
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:
For more detailed information on Suitable Quarantine Plan, please refer to Canadian government site at:
Arrival Date Suggestions: International students and co-arriving immediate family members who enter Canada will have to undergo the necessary health checks and must quarantine (self-isolate) or isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Canada. Students are therefore suggested to enter Canada at minimum 14 days prior to the first day of their programs. The information is sourced from the Government of Canada Website.
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 2021.
When Your Quarantine Starts and Ends
Your quarantine period begins on the day that you arrive in Canada.
For example, if you arrive at 8:15 am on Thursday, October 1, then Thursday is considered day 1 of your quarantine period. Your quarantine period would end 14 full days later, at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 14 if you received your Day-8 negative test result.
If you begin to show symptoms during your quarantine, are exposed to another traveller with symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19, you must begin an additional 10 days of isolation.
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.
Expect Calls, Emails and Visits From the Government of Canada
The Government of Canada uses the information you provided in ArriveCAN to verify that you:
You will receive live or automated calls. You must answer calls from 1-888-336-7735 and answer all questions truthfully to demonstrate your compliance with the law.
You will receive email reminders of your quarantine requirements.
Getting a Visit From a Screening Officer
You may also receive in-person visits from a screening officer at your place of quarantine.
Designated screening officers are contracted and trained to conduct on-site visits on behalf of the Government of Canada.
To protect your health and safety, screening officers wear personal protective equipment and will practice physical distancing.
Screening officers will:
Screening officers will not:
Fully vaccinated travellers will be exempt from the 14-day federal requirement to quarantine and COVID-19 Test on day 8.
Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country, and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in English, French or with a certified translation. For these new measures to apply to them, fully vaccinated travellers must upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCan, have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19, must meet pre-entry testing and random on-arrival testing. For more information, please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada
You must have a suitable quarantine plan where you can stay for at least 14 days. This is required even if you are seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Final determination is made by a government representative at the border based on the information presented at the time of entry into Canada. You must therefore be prepared to quarantine for 14 days, in case you:
If you don’t meet the requirements, you'll be asked to follow the instructions provided by the government representative.
If you meet all the requirements, you won't need to complete the federal quarantine.
Provinces and territories may have their own border measures as well as public health guidelines, so it's important that travellers check for the most up-to-date travel requirements for the province or territory of destination. See Ontario’s public health guidelines.
Please Note: Humber Residence is not available for quarantine – you will not be allowed to quarantine inside residence. Those staying in residence must make separate arrangements for their quarantine stay.
Humber has made special arrangements with an airport hotel to provide a safe, secure, comfortable quarantine location for arriving students and their co-arriving immediate family members after you have completed your mandatory hotel stopover. The hotel package includes:
Humber will be providing a bursary for students staying in the quarantine hotel to offset the cost. All students are required to cover the cost of their quarantine stay. Humber will make the hotel booking for students. Upon arrival, students are required to use a credit card to pay for the cost of the hotel stay. Once the amount is paid and the quarantine is finished, students can submit their hotel receipts to Humber to receive a bursary of up to $500 to offset some of the cost.
Students must make the hotel arrangements through Humber International through our Quarantine Plan form.
You can receive up to a total of $500 CAD. Please note if you are sharing the room with a friend or family member, we are only able to reimburse your share of the stay. The bursary amount is subject to change in the future, based on quarantine changes by the Canadian government.
Please submit all approved hotel receipts through our Quarantine Bursary Application form as soon as possible after your 14-day quarantine period ends.
Note: Quarantine bursaries will only be issued if you inform us of your travel arrangements through these 2 forms:
Prior to Arrival: All students and co-arriving family members must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before their scheduled departure time.
Upon Arrival: All students and co-arriving family members will be tested upon arrival in Canada for COVID-19, unless you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption. However, on your entry to Canada by air or at a land border crossing, the border services officer may notify you that you have been selected for a randomized arrival test.
If you are selected for a randomized test, you:
During Quarantine: All students who do not meet the quarantine exemption requirements must take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8. You will be provided with a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport. You will then need to submit those test results to Humber's COVID-19 Test Result Upload form.
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:
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.
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
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.