Student Pre-Arrival Handbook

Students are advised to continually check the Government of Canada’s rules for travelling to Canada as authorities are constantly making adjustments once new COVID-19 pandemic information is received.

It is recommended that students consider booking travel arrangements that are refundable should you need to adjust your travel plans. Face coverings are mandatory for all air travellers. 

Face Covering Restrictions


Travel items required

  • Original Loyalist College in Toronto (LCIT) Letter of Acceptance
  • LCIT 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)
  • Loyalist Supporting Letter for Travel (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 Loyalist College 
  • Any other documents you used when you applied for your Study Permit
  • Your detailed Quarantine Plan
  • Face masks (minimum of 3 is 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 litre clear resealable bag
  • Food/snacks and water (check with your airline regarding whether they will have any food available in-flight)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Gloves (not necessary, but you may wish to bring some)

Loyalist College’s COVID-19 Readiness Plan

As Loyalist College was required to sign an Attestation with the Public Health Agency agreeing to take responsibility for the incoming students’ quarantine, all students (new and returning) at both campus locations MUST follow the Loyalist College plan and process for traveling to Canada. Students are NOT able to quarantine on their own by making their own arrangements. Students who fail to arrange the total 14-day quarantine will not be able to register at either Loyalist College campus.

Students are advised to continually check the Government of Canada’s rules for travelling to Canada as authorities are constantly making adjustments once new COVID-19 pandemic information is received.

Please review our Travel to Canada web page for the most up-to-date information:

TRAVEL TO CANADA


Health Insurance

Medical care in Canada is very expensive. Each registered student has mandatory health insurance as part of the tuition payment with Guard.me. Any student who arrives prior to the effective date will have a daily insurance package added to the cost of the quarantine package. The daily cost is $1.65 and will be charged from the date the student arrives in Canada until the effective date of their policy.

Please note: The mandatory annual Guard.me policy does not cover pre-existing conditions, so please plan accordingly before travelling to Canada if you have a pre-existing condition that you need to manage. 

Guard.me Benefit Summary

Mental Health Service

Please contact studentsuccess@tbcollege.com to book a complimentary session with our psychotherapist.


Fall 2021 Semester Dates

Tuesday, September 7: Orientation for first-year students 

Wednesday, September 8: Classes begin – all students

Friday, September 21: Day 10 of the semester – last day to complete registration

Fall 2021 Program Specific Delivery Plans

Students planning to enter Canada for their Fall 2021 program are encouraged to plan to travel after mid-August. If you have any questions regarding your transition to Canada, please contact the International Centre: international@loyalistcollege.com.


COVID Alert App

Protect your community. Download the COVID Alert app. The more Canadians who install the COVID Alert app, the better we can limit the spread of COVID-19. Let’s protect each other. For the latest and most up-to-date information on the novel COVID-19, visit the Government of Canada’s webpage or call the coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397.

COVID Alert App