Preparing for Your Arrival
Make sure you have all that you need for your arrival in Canada.
- valid passport, study permit, visa, and letter of Acceptance from Protege.
- Address of your chosen accommodation in Canada.
- Other important items: Cash (if you are planning to carry more than CAD$10,1000, you must declare to the CBSA, failure to report will result in penalties, seizure and/or prosecution; Credit Cards; Immunization and Medical reports (must be in English or French or certified translated); at least one more piece of your Identification other than of your passport; Driver's licence/International Driver's Licence and Insurance record (if you plan to drive and/or bring your car into Canada).
You need to bring appropriate clothing for Canadian cold and warm weathers. Fall and Winter temperatures range from 15C (60F) to 25C (80F); Fall and Winter Temperatures are usually slight below freezing, but December to February are the coldest months in most parts of Canada, temperatures can drop to way below freezing.
- You are not allowed to bring any food into Canada
- If you are planning to bring valuable goods such as electronic items, car, into Canada, make a list of these goods with their serial number, model, make and the approximate value in Canadian funds.
- For more information about Canada Customs, please visit Canada Border Services Agency
In Canada, our electrical systems operate at 110 volts and 60 Hz with most appliances have Three-pin plug and some North America standard two-pin plug. You may need to purchase an converter in order to be able to use the electrical appliance you brought in.