• International

    • Study in Sarnia

Before You Arrive

  • Before Leaving your Country

    Complete the pre-arrival orientation course

    Pre-Arrival Orientation Course

    New international students are required to complete all three modules prior to registration at Lambton College. Please ensure you have a copy of your completion certificate at time of registration.

    Complete online registration
  • Quarantine Package Information

    Book your Quarantine Packages and Flight

    The Government of Canada requires all international students to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Canada. Effective February 22, 2021, the government of Canada also requires international students to complete a three-day quarantine in a federally approved location prior to completing Lambton College's quarantine arrangements for international students. As a result, Lambton College students will be required to reserve the following: 

    • A three-day quarantine at a federally managed quarantined location
    • An 11-day quarantine arranged by college staff at one of our quarantine hotels
    Step 1: Purchase Lambton College Quarantine Package

    Students must complete the pre-arrival orientation course and the online registration before booking the Lambton College quarantine package. The 11-day Lambton College quarantine package is provided at a subsidized rate of $900 CAD (non-subsidized rate is $1,500.)

    The Lambton College quarantine package is designed to provide students with everything required to quarantine properly. Included in the package is the following:

    • Pick-up and drop off arranged by the College
    • 11-day hotel accommodation
    • Single occupancy, free WIFI connectivity, elevated cleanliness and disinfecting protocols in place at all selected locations
    • All meal delivered to hotel room (able to accommodate all special dietary needs)
    • Transport to student's place of residence upon completion of quarantine period
    • Arrangement and facilitation of a COVID-19 test (mandatory requirement)
    • Personalized POE support letter
    • WeCare welcome bag

    Do not book travel arrangements until you have your Port of Entry support letter! Only students who have received a study permit letter and a Temporary Residence Visa may be eligible to travel.

    Hotel Package Details

    The College COVID support team will transport students from the government arranged three-day quarantine hotel to the Lambton College approved 11-day quarantine hotel. The hotel that will be assigned to each student depends on factors such as availability. The hotels listed are for reference only. Do not book your own Lambton College quarantine hotel. All hotel bookings for the Lambton College quarantine hotel are made by college staff when you purchase the quarantine package. The Lambton College quarantine hotels are internationally well-known and located within the Greater Toronto Area. 

    Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Mississauga West
    100 Traders Blvd E, Mississauga, ON L5Z 2H7

    In very limited circumstances, students seeking to setup their own 11-day self-quarantine can submit a proposed plan for college consideration. Approval from college staff will only be granted if the student can demonstrate that all federal government and college requirements can be met and that appropriate services such as daily compliance and COVID testing can be administered as required. Please be advised that college staff may inspect or require evidence that equivalent levels of safety as those employed with the Lambton College Quarantine Package are in place to protect students and the surrounding neighbourhood and/or community. For more information, please contact housing@lambtoncollege.ca.

    Step 2: Book your Flight

    You can proceed to book your flight ensuring your arrival is 15 days after receiving your personalized Port of Entry support letter. Once you book your flight, email your itinerary to housing@lambtoncollege.ca so that we can arrange your Lambton College quarantine hotel, driver details and COVID-19 testing date. You will be provided with your Official Quarantine Confirmation Document (OQCD) detailing your Lambton College quarantine hotel information.

    Step 3: Book your Federally Mandated Three-Day Quarantine and Prepare for Departure

    Under these new Canadian government rules, implemented on February 22, 2021, international students are required to:

    • Take COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test within 72 hours prior to schedule departure
    • Book and pay for your three-day federal government quarantine hotel 49 hours before departure - See hotel and booking process
    • Use ArriveCan to submit proof of pre-paid accommodations 48 hours before departure
    • Take a COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test upon arrival
    • Take a COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test at the end of the 14-day quarantine period

    After students complete their three-day federal government hotel quarantine, college staff will transport students from the federal government hotel to the Lambton College hotel on day four to complete the remainder of their quarantine. 

    Email your federal government hotel confirmation to housing@lambtoncollege.ca.

    Step 4: Print Documents
    • Personalized Port of Entry (POE) Support Letter
    • Official Quarantine Confirmation Document (OQCD)
    • Molecular (PCR) Test Result
    • Federal Government Three-Day Hotel Confirmation
    • ArriveCAN Receipt
    • Relevant Fee Receipts

    Need Assistance?

    If students have any further questions or concerns regarding the Quarantine Package, they should contact their study location:

    Lambton in Sarnia: housing@lambtoncollege.ca

    Students in India with additional questions can also contact our India Student Helpline:

    Lambton in India - Student Helpline
    Ms. Parul Shah
    Available Monday - Thursday (11 a.m. - 4 p.m. India Standard Time)

  • Why do we have to Quarantine?

    What is the Canadian Government's 14-Day Self-Quarantine Requirement?

    The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measure to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Canada. You must isolate for 14 days and monitor yourself for symptoms as outlined in the Order In Council. Your compliance with this order is subject to monitoring, verification and enforcement. Those in violation may face detention in a quarantine facility as well as fines and/or imprisonment.

    Maximum penalties include a fine up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months. Further, a person who causes a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while willfully or recklessly contravening this act of the regulations could be liable for a fine of up to $1 million or to imprisonment of up to three years, or both. Spot checks will be conducted by the Government of Canada to verify compliance. Please review the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

    What does it mean to self-isolate?

    Under self-isolation, you must stay at home, avoid public places, and avoid contact with other people. Here are some examples of activities you are not permitted to do under self-isolation:

    • You cannot use public transportation such as taxis, buses or subways
    • You cannot go to restaurants or grocery stores - you will need someone to deliver food to you
    • You cannot go to shops - this may impact students' ability to purchase a cell phone or SIM (for example)
    • You cannot go to work, school or any other public places
    • You cannot travel outside to look for a job

    View more detailed advice from the Mandatory Requirements for Travellers.

    What is Lambton College COVID Readiness Plan and how does it relate to the Canadian Government's quarantine requirement?

    Lambton College has signed a COVID Readiness Plan Agreement with the Ontario Provincial Government to permit our college to accept and register international students for study in Canada. To comply with this agreement, Lambton College, along with Queens College and Cestar College, have implemented the following processes and protocols. Please note that we are legally required to follow these protocols as part of our provincially and federally approved DLI COVID-19 Readiness Plan:

    • All Lambton College international students coming from abroad will be required to purchase a mandatory Quarantine Package from the College.
    • All students must co-operate with daily compliance checks during their 14-day self-quarantine period.
    • All students are required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test during their self-quarantine period and report the result to College staff.

    Lambton College, Cestar College and Queens College are subsidizing the cost of Quarantine Package to help our students with the extra costs of entering Canada during this pandemic.

    As an alternative to travelling to Canada, the Canadian Government has implemented very flexible policies for international students to study online from their home country instead of travelling to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage students to seriously consider studying online from their home country by learning more about these policies. For those students that choose not to study from their home country and elect to travel to Canada, Lambton College takes its responsibility to protect our communities very seriously and as such, has implemented what we consider a high quality plan to keep our students, staff and communities safe.

    Do I have to take the COVID test during the college quarantine period?

    All students are required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test during their self-quarantine period (in addition to that administered on arrival at the airport) and report the result to College staff. The time period for testing is very narrow and with limited staffing qualified to conduct these tests, students are required to fully comply with scheduled times organized by the College. Students who fail to comply or co-operate with a scheduled test may be required to pay for the extra cost of rescheduling with a fee of $50.

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