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International Student Guidebook

Arriving in Canada

Going through Customs & Immigration

When you are entering Canada, you will pass through Customs. A Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officer will ask to see your passport and your study permit (or letter of authorization) and temporary resident visa (if required). If you are a permanent resident of Canada or the U.S, you should bring your Permanent Resident Card with you. Additional information is available here.

Be sure to have all important documents with you and not in your packed luggage. These documents include:  

• A valid passport.

• The letter of introduction from the visa office that you received when your study permit was approved. This contains your permit reference number which will be needed to issue you your study permit.

• A valid temporary resident visa, if required. You can determine if this is needed to enter Canada by checking this site.

• Your acceptance letter from Nova Scotia Community College.

• Any other document that was recommended by the visa office when you applied.

You will not be allowed to enter Canada if any of your documents are missing.

 

At the Airport + Getting to your Accommodation

Airport Welcome

If you are arriving at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport between August 26 and September 1, you will be greeted by the staff at our Airport Welcome Desk. They will help to answer your questions, provide refreshments, provide a free text or call home, help you get your transportation to your new home, and much more! More information to come!

 

Airport Pick Up

NSCC International will arrange airport pick up for international students arriving to Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Students will pay the driver directly. Cash, debit and major credit cards are accepted. Please email us if you would like to make a reservation.

Also – please review our How Do I Get to my Campus? Guide for other transportation options – or contact us!