We are delighted to know that you have decided to study at Georgian College in Canada!
We are here to assist you in the best possible way for your arrival in Canada. Our arrival services follow mandatory requirements for Covid-19 and all safety measures will be implemented during your shuttle ride and during your stay at the quarantine housing. We highly recommend all students (new and returning) arriving in Canada purchase the Georgian College Quarantine Package.
If you are a current student and wish to come to Canada, we highly recommend as the semester is almost complete, that you plan to come for your next semester. For the summer semester, we recommend you travel after registering for classes.
Arrive no later than May 8 (in-person programs only- If you are in a remote delivered program, you can arrive anytime during the semester). Please keep in mind that you must quarantine for at least 14-days prior to attending classes and classes begin on May 17, and the last day you can start classes is May 28.
The Arrivals Package includes:
* Accommodation for the remainder of your Georgian Quarantine period, after the government hotel quarantine
* International Student Quarantine Starter Kit (essentials items like toiletries, kitchen ware, bedding) – Only included in Residence Package and basic amenities are included in hotel option
* Private transportation from government hotel to the Residence or hotel
* Early arrival insurance (if arrival before may 1)
* SIM card
* Welcome bag from Georgian (includes sanitizer, masks, notebook pen, universal travel adapter and more)
Arrival Package with Georgian College on-campus Residence is available for students at a reasonable cost of $940 including taxes.
*The price for the Residence option will increase to $995, effective April 19, 2021.
*If you make booking before April 19 for future dates, you will not be charged additionally.
Alternatively, should you wish to stay at local hotel, the price for the Arrival Package is $1745 including taxes. If you are arriving with your immediate family members, hotel option can accommodate up to 2 people for the same price.
Optional activation of SIM card
You can avail a pre-paid monthly plan on the free SIM at an additional CA$45 (40+tax). Details on activating your SIM with the plan will be shared when you reach Canada.
The plan includes:
1. Unlimited Canada wide calls
2. Unlimited local, International Text and Picture Messaging
3. And 4.5 GB of Data
GC’s on-campus restaurant, TLC will be offering free food while students are quarantining using the Residence option of the Georgian College Quarantine package until the end of the Summer 2021 semester.
We require you to prepare for and follow all stated travel guidelines shared by the Government of Canada, especially the mandatory 14 days quarantine after reaching Canada. You must download the Georgian Assist App on App Store or Google Play Store to complete Georgian College’s quarantine process. The Maple Assist Arrival Guide is also going to be sent to you after the booking, which will cover important details for your arrival. Please ensure you regularly check the official website for the Canadian Government to stay updated on required guidelines: Click Here
You and your co-arriving family members need to plan to travel directly to your place of quarantine, while wearing a non-medical mask, maintaining as much distance as possible within the vehicle from the driver, and if possible having the vehicle window partially open.
Choosing your travel plan wisely: Make sure to check your eligibility to travel by checking for IRCC updates here. It is your decision to weigh the risks for travelling to Canada. If you are denied entry and required to return to your home country, you will bear all costs of return.
All newly arriving Georgian students must complete a mandatory quarantine commitment form on the Georgian Assist App. Additionally, all co-arriving family members must complete a separate mandatory commitment form on Georgian Assist App.
Bookings for quarantine package should be made at least 5 business days prior to departure. Please email us in case of any emergency: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 24-48 hours before we respond or send you any confirmation. We also advise you to save the above email and check your spam if you do not hear from us after 2 days.