• International

    • Study in Sarnia

Before You Arrive

  • Before leaving your home country, it is important to familiarize yourself with the following so you have a plan when you arrive in Canada.

    View our International Student Welcome Guide (PDF)

  • 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.


  • Quarantine Details

    Before arriving in Canada

    International students arriving in Canada must be able to provide the following detailed information:

    • Who will be picking you up from the airport
    • Where you will be staying and who you will be staying with during the mandatory 14 day self-isolation period
    • How you plan to support yourself during the mandatory 14 day self-isolation period (e.g. who will deliver food during isolation)

    Please Note: Travellers who are unable to demonstrate an adequate 14 day self-isolation plan may be denied entry into Canada or placed in a designated facility for 14 days at their own expense. Travellers should budget approximately $2,400 to $3,000 CAD to support themselves during this isolation period.

    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 look for a job
    How should students prepare?

    Self-isolation requires preparation.

    Student should reach out to family and friends in Canada before they arrive to ensure they have the necessary support in place for when they arrive. 

    Upon arriving in Canada

    After arriving in Canada, students are required to:

    • Provide detailed information about your 14 day self-isolation plan using the ArriveCan mobile app or a paper form at the point of entry.
    • Undergo health screening by a border services officer or quarantine officer
    • Abide by all instructions given at the point of entry - violating any of these instructions provided when you enter Canada is an offense under the Quarantine Act and could lead to imprisonment for up to three years and/or fines of up to $1 million - it is extremely important to follow these instructions

    Download the ArriveCan App

    Government regulations during COVID

    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 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order. 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 arm 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. 

    For more information about self-isolation and the Canada Order, please visit:

  • Toronto Pearson Airport Pickup and Quarantine Services

    If you are unable to find accommodations during your mandatory 14 day self-isolation period, you can select the Toronto Pearson Airport Pickup and Quarantine Service option. This service is only available to Sarnia Lambton College students.

    The Toronto Pearson airport pickup and quarantine service is available between August 15 and September 30. You must sign up at least 15 days before your departure date.

    The service includes:

    • Ground transportation to Sarnia, ON
    • Single occupancy hotel room for 14 days
    • Three meals per day
    • Personal Protection Equipment package

    Total Cost = $2,500

    By selecting this service, your Lambton College account will be charged $2,500. Students who comply and complete the 14 day self-isolation period at the hotel will receive a discount of $500. Cancellations must be submitted by email to robert.tuer@lambtoncollege.ca at least seven days prior to your arrival date.

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