• 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Airport Pickup

    Sarnia is home to the main campus that is located 2.5 hours from the Pearson International Airport in Toronto. There are several ways that you can reach the Sarnia campus from the Toronto Pearson Airport. With proof of receipt, Lambton College will partially reimburse students for ground travel transportation by applying a non refundable credit to their second semester of up to $100 for the following options:

    1. Taking the Robert Q – a flexible shuttle service from the Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Sarnia
    2. Taking the VIA Rail – the Canadian National train service
    3. Taking a taxi from the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (YZR) to their final destination to your Sarnia accommodation

    Please Note:

    • Lambton College does not reimburse for any taxi service, within the city or from Toronto to Sarnia.
    • Students who choose to arrive earlier than April 18, 2020 or later than May 8, 2020 will not be reimbursed for any transportation costs.
    • The $100 non refundable credit to a students second semester fees for ground transportation costs is only available to registered students. Additional costs for family members will not be covered.
  • Transportation Options

    Robert Q

    Flexible Van Shuttle Service Dates Toronto Airport to Sarnia

    Robert Q is a flexible van shuttle service from the Toronto Airport to Sarnia. For more information on Robert Q departure schedules and costs, please refer to the Robert Q Reservation website. We highly recommend students pre-book online.

    Please Note: The bus ticket office is not called Robert Q. It is a generic desk that sells tickets for many types of bus companies. Please find the Ground Transportation Desk at either Terminal 1 (located on the ground level, one level below the arrivals level, between post R and S) or Terminal 3 (Out of Town Vans or Ground Transportation on arrivals level under the domestic escalator, centre of the terminal.) Once you find this Ground Transportation Desk, then ask for Robert Q.

    The Robert Q Sarnia will drop student off at two locations:

    • Insignia Hotel - 283 Christina Street N, Sarnia
    • Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn - 1400 Venetian Blvd., Sarnia

    Students may be required to order a taxi to take them to their pre-booked accommodations. Students are responsible for paying for this taxi service on their own.

    VIA Rail

    Flexible Train - Via Rail Option

    Students may also take a train from the Toronto Union Station to Sarnia. For the train departure schedule and costs, please refer to the Via Rail Website. You will need to take the UP Express from the Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station. We highly recommend you pre-book online for both the train and the UP Express.

    The UP Express is located in Terminal 1 at the Toronto Pearson International Airport next to the Terminal Link Train. The link provides transfers - free of charge - between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Please be advised that Lambton will not reimburse for any excess baggage costs.

    Direct Flight to Sarnia

    Sarnia Airport (YZR)

    Students may choose to take a direct flight to Sarnia (YZR)

    Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport
    1500 Airport Rd
    Sarnia, Ontario

    Schedules and fares can be obtained from the Air Canada website or through your travel agent

    Upon arrival at the Chris Hadfield Sarnia Airport (YZR) students can take any taxi service to their pre-arranged accommodations.


  • Temporary Accommodations

    Temporary accommodations are available to new international students at nearby hotels and motels at the start of the term. Students are required to pay for the cost of such accommodations. Students are also required to MAKE THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS.

    IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:

    Lambton College makes no warranty of representation or endorsement regarding any premises of the hotels listed on this webpage. The listing are simply provided as a convenience to assist students in locating possible temporary housing accommodations.

  • Local Hotels & Motels

    Versatile Inn

    1716 London Line
    Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2
    1-519-541-9400

    To book a room, contact the hotel directly via their website. Book the standard room rate. Upon check-in you will be given the Lambton College Preferred Rate. The Robert Q will drop students off to this location for an additional $25. From the Robert Q drop off, this hotel is about an eight-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride. This hotel is a five-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride to the Lambton College campus.

    Best Western Plus – Guildwood Inn

    1400 Venetian Blvd
    Point Edward, ON N7T 7W6
    1-519-337-7577
    frontdesk@guildwoodinn.com

    To book a room, e-mail the hotel directly at frontdesk@guildwoodinn.com. Upon check-in you will be given the Lambton College Preferred Rate which is $92 + tax for a room with one or two queen beds (double occupancy). This price includes a full hot breakfast Monday to Friday. Students must have a valid credit card and must be 21 years of age to book this hotel. The Robert Q drop off is at this hotel. This hotel is a ten-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride to the Lambton College campus. Visit the hotel website.

    Holiday Inn

    1498 Venetian Blvd
    Point Edward, ON N7T 7W6
    1-888-212-2252

    To book a room, phone the hotel directly. Quote “LCS” to reserve the Lambton College preferred rate. Students must have a valid credit card to book this hotel. From the Robert Q drop off, this hotel is a five-minute walk. This hotel is a ten-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride to the Lambton College campus.

    Comfort Inn

    815 Mara Street
    Point Edward, ON N7T 0A2
    1-519-383-6767

    To book a room, phone the hotel directly. Upon check-in you will be given the Lambton College Preferred Rate. Students must have a valid credit card or will be required to pay a security deposit. From the Robert Q drop off, this hotel is a 20-minute walk or a five-minute cab ride. This hotel is a ten-minute drive or a 35-minute bus ride to the Lambton College campus.

    Willie’s Inn Motel

    1701 London Line
    Sarnia, ON N7W 1B1
    1-519-542-1733

    To book a room, phone the hotel directly. Upon check-in you will be given the Lambton College Preferred Rate. Students must have a valid credit card. From the Robert Q drop off, this hotel is about an eight-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride. This hotel is a five-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride to the Lambton College campus. The Robert Q will drop students off at the Versatile Inn for an additional $25. Willie's Inn Motel is about a two-minute walk from the Versatile Inn.

    Bluewater Hotel

    1626 London Line
    Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2
    1-519-542-5535

    To book a room, phone the hotel directly. Upon check-in you will be given the Lambton College Preferred Rate. Students must pay in advance of their stay. From the Robert Q drop off, this hotel is about an eight-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride. This hotel is a five-minute drive or a 40-minute bus ride to the Lambton College campus. The Robert Q will drop students off at the Versatile Inn for an additional $25. The Bluewater Hotel is about a seven-minute walk from the Versatile Inn.

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