Info for International Students

Latest Updates

Testing + Quarantine Requirements — Updated Sept 2022

Effective April 1 on travel to Canada

  • The restrictions for on-arrival testing for fully-vaccinated travellers have now eased. Randomized testing has been paused from June 11 - July 1st

  • Selected travellers for on-arrival testing will no longer need to quarantine while awaiting their test results.

  • Unvaccinated travellers will still be required to test upon arrival, on Day 8 as well as quarantine for 14 days.

Review the updates to travel. For testing requirements, refer to the guide. Please continue to review the latest updates on course delivery and Health + Safety on the ECU COVID-19 Info + Updates page.

If you are not fully vaccinated

If you are not a fully-vaccinated traveller, you will be required to test upon arrival and on day 8 of self-isolation. You will also be required to isolate for 14 days at a location you have pre-arranged for your arrival. Please read and follow provincial and federal guidelines for self-isolation:

Resources for Wellness and Financial Assistance

If you are currently in Vancouver or abroad, please know you can always contact our office, and we will try to assist you as best we can. Contact us at:

Counselling services
Financial Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

These FAQS only address issues pertaining to international students. For information that affects all students, including updates on current and future campus operations, please see this page.

Can I get the vaccine in Canada as an international student?
What do I do if I think I have COVID-19/have had an exposure?
Can I get a booster shot in Canada?
Where do I apply for the BC MSP?
What is a SIN card, and where do I get it?