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Important announcement – please read carefully.

In response to the City of Toronto's lockdown, Humber's International Centre offices are closed for in-person visits and phone services starting Monday, Nov. 23, for the remainder of the calendar year. To contact us online, please use our Contact Form

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

For information on which services on campus remain open, please monitor Humber Updates

We will continue to process applications for upcoming intakes. Current approximate application processing time is approximately six weeks. Please check Humber Updates for the most up-to-date information. Please also check Humber Colleges and Humber Global’s social media accounts.

Planning to begin your studies at Humber? Here's what you need to know about study permits, refunds, and post-graduation work permits

If you have any questions, we will respond as soon as possible, please get in touch by using this Contact Form

Humber College's COVID-19 Readiness Plan Approved

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: 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. Quarantine Plan: Quarantine plan details is made mandatory by the government before arriving to Canada. Students and co-arriving family members will not be allowed to enter without the plan.

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.


Accommodations Requirements

For those who have recently arrived to Canada and have no symptoms of COVID-19, it is mandatory to quarantine (self-isolate). They are to isolate in a place where they are not in contact with adults aged 65 years or over and people with pre-existing medical conditions. They are at risk of developing symptoms and infecting others.

This means they must:

  • Go directly to their place of quarantine, without delay, and stay there for 14 days.
  • Ensure they wear an appropriate mask or face covering, especially while in transit. 
  • Not go to school, work, other public areas and community settings.
  • Monitor health for symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Ask someone else to pick up essentials like groceries or medication. 
  • Not have visitors. 
  • Stay in a private place like a private yard or balcony if they go outside for fresh air. 
  • Keep a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others. 
  • Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from others in their home, if possible. 
  • They must not have visitors and must limit contact with others in the place of isolation, including children. 
  • They must not be in contact with vulnerable people such as older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions. 
  • They can take public transportation to get to their place of self-isolation after they arrive in Canada, but must not stop on the way and practice physical distancing of 2 metres at all times. Violating any instructions provided when they entered Canada could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

Every international student and co-arriving family member arriving into Canada must have a quarantine plan in place to show Canadian border officers. If a Humber student needs assistance with quarantine planning, we can assist, but arrangements must be made prior to arriving to the airport.

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 Accommodations

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. The hotel package includes:

  • Single room accommodation for 14 nights (duration of quarantine)
  • Three meals per day 
  • Free, unlimited hotel wifi 
  • Secure, private transportation from the airport directly to the quarantine hotel 
  • The cost of this accommodation package is $139 CAD per night, plus taxes. The total hotel cost will be approximately $2,300 CAD.

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 $1,000 bursary to offset some of the cost.

Students must make the hotel arrangements through Humber International by sending an email to reema.patel@humber.ca.

Government of Canada Quarantine Guide

Download the Government of Canada's Quarantine Guide.

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

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.