In preparation for your arrival in Canada, please carefully review the terms from the Government of Canada to make sure you meet the criteria for travel. Students who have not secured housing accommodations should not travel to Canada, and are encouraged to defer their studies until they can secure housing.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced changes to restrictions for post-secondary students taking online courses as it relates to their future post-graduate work permit (PGWP) applications.
Please note, time spent studying outside of Canada can be counted toward the overall length of the PGWP until August 31, 2023. Any time spent studying outside of Canada after August 31, 2023, should be deducted from the length of the PGWP.
Airport pick-up in Sydney, Nova Scotia is available from January 2-7, 2023. Airport pick-up requests must be submitted 48 hours prior to your arrival time in Sydney, Nova Scotia. All students must have accommodations secured before booking. For more information about on and off-campus housing accommodations, please visit CBU.ca/accommodations.
Arriving in Canada on January 1 or later? Your international student health insurance plan with Cape Breton University will begin on January 1, 2023, or on the date you arrive in Canada if you arrive after January 1, 2023.
Arriving in Canada before January 1, 2023? Please visit www.guard.me/cbu and click EARLY/LATE ARRIVALS.