Booking a Flight
We advise you to wait until you have obtained the necessary immigration documents for your stay in Canada before booking a flight.
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport has direct connections to most major North American hubs including Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, and New York. You will likely stop over in one of these cities on your way to Quebec City.
Always compare prices, routes, and flight times before making a reservation. Here are a few helpful websites:
Getting your study permit
To obtain an official study permit, you must go to immigration services in the customs area of the first canadian airport you land into, whether it is your final destination or a stop over, and present your letter of introduction from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. If your first stop in Canada is at an airport other than your final destination, plan to have enough time between flights to get your study permit. The time it takes to clear customs and immigration to have your study permit issued can vary from 1 to 3 hours. It depends on the time of day and the airport.