Arrival date

Important

Before planning your trip to Canada, make sure you meet the requirements to be allowed to travel to Canada. Have a close look at the “Travelling to Canada and clearing Canadian customs” page to get all the information you need for your trip to Canada.

We encourage you to take a look at the information regarding entering Canada by air and land during COVID-19 as well as the checklists for requirements and exemptions.

We recommend you plan to arrive a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks before classes start. These days before the start of your academic semester will give you time to complete your mandatory quarantine, if required, and administrative steps required for enrolment.

Also, when deciding on when to arrive, be aware of the policy start date for the group health and hospitalization insurance plan for international students and research interns so that you can arrange for personal insurance coverage if necessary.

If you need to find a place to live when you arrive in Québec City, we suggest you allow 3 to 5 additional days for your search.

The Bureau de la vie étudiante offers orientation activities before the semester starts, but also throughout the year to help you familiarize with Québec City.

Key dates: see the university calendar (French only).