You picked your new city, you found your program and now you’re getting ready to come to Canada. This handy checklist will help you plan all the steps you need to take before departure.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Accept your offer to study in Canada.
Apply for a new passport or ensure that your current passport will be valid for at least 6 months after your return date to your home country. You need a valid passport to apply for scholarships to study in Canada.
Arrange for housing. You can request on-campus housing at your college or university before you leave your home country. If you’re going to look for private housing, you may wish to do that when you arrive in Canada.
Arrange transportation to and from the airport at home and in Canada.
Plan your banking needs. Consider setting up your Canadian bank account in advance or buying traveller’s cheques. Get a small amount of Canadian cash before departure and pack your credit card.