After arriving in Canada

When you arrive in Canada, take these steps before starting your studies.

Follow your self-isolation plan

When you first arrive, check-in within 48 hours through the ArriveCAN online form or call 1 833 641 0343.

Follow the self-isolation plans you made before travelling to Canada and the following self-isolation guidelines.

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After-arrival checklist

AFTER ARRIVING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA:

  1. Apply for the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)
  2. Check that you have iMED and have told DCIS that you are arriving
  3. Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  4. Add your document expiry dates to UBC’s Reminder System
  5. After self-isolation, get a BCID to avoid carrying your passport for identification.

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If you need emergency financial support

If you’re facing financial hardship or have questions around your finances during the COVID-19 outbreak, speak to an International Student Advisor.

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resources

International Student Guide

Find everything you need to know about life as an international student at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

view the guide

International student FAQ

Learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on immigration and health insurance for international students.

see the FAQ

Visit the New to UBC Guide

Find resources and tips to help you get started, stay connected, and navigate online academics during your first year at UBC Okanagan.

go to guide

This information is accurate as of August 21, 2020, and is subject to change. Follow the latest updates on travel restrictions due to COVID-19. See also CBSA’s updates on travel for non-Canadians.