Before You Fly



A.   COVID-19 Requirements 

The Government of Canada no longer requires the use of the ArriveCan app. You no longer need to submit proof of vaccination to enter Canada. You do not need to quarantine on arrival.

Please check with your airline about any vaccination or masking requirements they may have, or any requirements of certain countries where you may connect during your journey. 

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B.   Arrival Suggestions

We strongly suggest you plan to arrive in Canada and to your campus before mandatory orientation activities begin. International Orientation will take place for 2 days on the week before your first day of classes. The start date indicated on your LOA is your orientation date. 

Please begin looking for housing early as it may be difficult to find housing quickly on arrival. It is best to plan in advance! We want you to be happy and comfortable here.

For information and assistance with your housing search please contact:

Sault Ste. Marie Main Campus:
Toronto Campus:
Brampton Campus:

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C.   Required Downloads

All Sault College international students are required to download the iCent app. This free app will provide you with valuable information and checklists, allow us to send you notifications, and allow you to submit arrival forms so we can arrange a taxi for your arrival.

Follow one of the links below to download the app to your mobile device or search for   iCent   in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Download Links
Click here to download iCent in the Google Play Store
Click here to download iCent in the Apple App Store

Instructions  for Installing
Click here for steps to install the iCent app for Sault College

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D.   Required Forms

Make sure to complete the Arrival form on the iCent app to let us know when you will arrive. We ask that you submit this form as soon as you book your travel. We appreciate as much notice as possible, but require a minimum of 3 business days to make arrangements. This ensures we can book your taxi for arrival. Please ensure you include the total number of people if you are arriving with family so that we can book the taxi accordingly. We can’t wait to meet you! 

See below for links to videos showing you where to access and submit your arrival  forms.

Main Campus - Sault Ste. Marie

Toronto and Brampton Campuses


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E.   Suggested Documents & Items to Gather

The following documents will be required at Canada’s Port of Entry and should be carried with you in your Carry-On bag:

  • Original Sault College Letter of Acceptance
  • Sault College Co-op Letter (only if you have a placement in your program)
    •  If you have a placement in your program, you may present the Co-op Letter to the border officer and request to issue a Co-op Work Permit in addition to your Study Permit
  • Your Passport, valid for the duration of your stay
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or eTA
  • Letter of Introduction (approval letter issued by the Canadian Embassy)
  • Proof of Funds for the duration of your stay in Canada
  • Proof you have paid your fees to Sault College. You will find your receipt by checking your mySaultCollege    student portal under “Student Account”
  •  Any other documents you used when you applied for your Study Permit
  • Proof of vaccinations for Health and Early Childhood programs. Please see the attached letters on your LOA to confirm program-specific requirements

Based on the documents that you present, the border officer will assess you and make a decision on whether to issue your Study Permit.

In addition, you should carry the following important items in your carry-on bag for your travels:

  •  Food/snacks for layovers
  • Any valuables including cash
  •  List of emergency contacts (on paper)
  • Any allergy or important medical or health information (on paper)
  •  All prescription medication to last you a couple of months or until you have begun attending classes
  • Any over-the-counter medication you might need (for example, ibuprofen, paracetamol, antihistamines, etc.)
  • Your personal laptop or tablet so you can effectively participate as a student
  • Electrical adaptors and chargers for your electronics

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