Here is what is included in the plan:
- Pre-arranged transportation from Toronto Pearson Airport to your Niagara College quarantine location in Niagara Falls
- 14 nights/15 days of quarantine as mandated by the Government of Canada and a condition of your entry to Canada.
- Three meals a day
- Wireless internet connection
- Daily check-ins from Niagara College Quarantine Team and support from Niagara College Health Wellness and Accessibility Office
- $1000 COVID-19 bursary eligibility if you adhere to Niagara College pre-arrival and quarantine requirements (attending pre-departure and arrival Zoom sessions, completing daily check-ins, submitting arrival and exit surveys as necessary, etc.)
NC’s Quarantine Plan Cost
As of August 9, 2021 the total quarantine cost at this time is approximately $2,300 CAD and a charge will be placed on your NC Student Account after your quarantine period. This average cost only includes your 14-day quarantine plan as noted above, airport transportation, and extra insurance fee; if applicable. Any extensions due to delayed or positive test results will be fully charged to the individual student account. Additionally, any room service, room damage, or additional amenity requests will be at the full expense of the student and charged directly to your NC Student Account. Note that all quarantine facilities are smoke-free and any incident of smoking is a $250 charge.
Students who adhere to Niagara College’s mandatory quarantine requirements will qualify for a one-time COVID-19 bursary of up to a maximum value of $1,000 CAD. This bursary provides financial assistance of up to 50% of the cost of your quarantine period, excluding extension dates, room damage, or room service charges. Payment for your quarantine program will be required 2 weeks after the last day of your quarantine, or when posted to your NC Student Account. You will be notified when your charges have been posted to your NC Student Account.
Why Register with NC’s Quarantine Plan
- Failure to comply with the Government of Canada’s mandated Quarantine carries legal penalties and fines.
- Failure to comply may result in disqualification for the COVID-19 bursary. Please visit our Quarantine FAQ page to understand the COVID-19 bursary eligibility criteria.
Register for NC’s Quarantine Plan
- Completion of this form is required by ALL Niagara College students.
- If you have not received your study permit approval yet, please still complete the form once and only update again when you have received your study permit decision. If you are arriving to Canada unvaccinated, you must receive travel block dates provided by the Niagara College Quarantine Team (NCQT) and arrange for your comprehensive quarantine plan with NCQT.
** Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers: Please DO NOT book any travel arrangements until Niagara College’s Quarantine Team (NCQT) has contacted you and has advised you that you are able to do so. **
Travelling with a family? You still must start here.
STEP 2: REVIEW VISUAL FOR QUARANTINE ACT DO’S AND DON’TS.
The Government of Canada’s Quarantine Act
The following information is directly from https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/03/new-order-makes-self-isolation-mandatory-for-individuals-entering-canada.html and came into effect on March 25, 2020. Please consult the Government of Canada’s website for the latest information:
“The Government of Canada will use its authority under the Quarantine Act to ensure compliance with the order. Failure to comply with this Order is an offense under the Quarantine Act. Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months. Further, a person who causes a risk of imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person while willfully or recklessly contravening this Act or the regulations could be liable for a fine of up to $1,000,000 or imprisonment of up to three years, or to both. Spot checks will be conducted by the Government of Canada to verify compliance.”
Questions about NC’s Quarantine Plan?
Questions about your Quarantine Plan? Please email [email protected]. Always include your name and student number in the subject of every email. Please allow up to 48 – 72 hours for a reply.
Please consult IRCC for information on entry to Canada. Information provided on this webpage is subject to change at any time and Niagara College accepts no liability for any discrepancies. Please consult the IRCC website for the most up-to-date information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding quarantine.
|1-Nov-21||NC is on the DLI list, when can I travel? When will I receive my dates and quarantine package?||
|10-Aug-21||Can I postpone my travel date to another date?||Yes. Permitting that you have supplied 7 days notice of your cancellation in writing to NCQT, we will reschedule your travel based on new dates provided by NCQT.
|9-Aug-21||I have a pet or pets that I want to travel with. Can I quarantine with my pets?||Please contact [email protected] to inquire further. Include your name and student identification (ID) number in the subject line of every email.
|10-Aug-21||What are the requirements for travellers to Canada? Do I have to do something before I travel to register with the Canadian government?||Yes, all travellers are required to download the ArriveCAN app before travel and complete all requirements, as per the app. All travellers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a COVID-19 test result to enter Canada.
All travellers must provide one of the accepted types of tests, not an antigen test, including those who are fully vaccinated.
|25-May-21||Can I smoke or vape while in quarantine?||
If you are a person who smokes, we encourage you to come prepared to manage the inability to not smoke or vape for your 14-day quarantine period.
The property you will be quarantining at does not permit smoking anywhere in your room, including on your balcony, outside your door, in the bathroom, or through an open window.
If you smoke or vape in your room during quarantine you will be charged a $250 CAD cleaning fee for each incident. You will be required to make payment before your departure if you smoke or vape in your quarantine room.
Additionally, while in quarantine, you will not be allowed to step outside to smoke or vape because you are to stay in your room for the full 14 days as per the Quarantine Act of Canada.
As a start, you may want to consider bringing nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches, gum, etc.) with you or order these items ahead of time to be in your room. It is your responsibility to come prepared to take the necessary steps to not smoke for 14 days.
|1-Nov-21||Do I have to participate in Niagara College’s quarantine plan?||
|1-Nov-21||When can I arrive for my January 2022 program?||
|1-Nov-21||If I leave Canada, when will I be able to return?||
Additional helpful links can be found below.
|10-Aug-21||What documents will I need when I arrive to Canada?||
|10-Aug-21||What students should prepare to travel to Canada?||
Students should only prepare to travel to Canada if they meet ALL of the following conditions:
|21-May-21||Was NC approved on the Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) list?||Niagara College welcomed the news that we are confirmed on the DLI list of Canadian institutions with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan, on November 3, 2020. This now enables Niagara College to begin welcoming students through Niagara College's mandatory comprehensive quarantine plan.|
|21-May-21||Is there any flexibility to change my travel dates?||
|21-May-21||I'm having difficulty booking my travel date. Do you have a travel agency that might be able to help me with my booking?||
|10-Aug-21||I booked my flight but it's not on the travel block date. Can I still travel on the date of my ticket?||
|21-May-21||What hotel will I be staying in?||Niagara College is working with several hotels in the Niagara Region for quarantine facilities. Your hotel details will be provided in your Niagara College's mandatory comprehensive quarantine package, which will be shared 2 days before you are scheduled to depart your destination.
|21-May-21||What should I pack do I need to bring anything specific?||
To best prepare for your travel to Canada and to quarantine with Niagara College, please complete the Be Quarantine Ready module. All details of what to expect, and what to pack are addressed in this module and in Niagara College's mandatory comprehensive quarantine package when it is emailed to you. You must bring the following: adaptors and converters for your technology, a tool to open your phone to change the SIM card and all required school supplies (pens, pencils, ruler, paper, including laptop), any supplies/technology required to continue your studies fully online for your quarantine period. We encourage you to be contact your faculty to learn if there are any specialized supplies needed during your quarantine period. These are not supplied by Niagara College or NCQT. If you do not bring these, you will have to order them online when you arrive.
|21-May-21||I have dietary restrictions. Will you accommodate them?||Yes. Prior to your travel under Niagara College's mandatory comprehensive quarantine plan, you are asked to share your dietary restrictions and accommodations. All efforts will be made to adhere to your dietary restrictions.
|21-May-21||14 days is a long time to be alone. How will you help me get through it?||Niagara College recognizes the challenges faced by our students during this isolation period and your wellbeing is our top priority. Each day you will be asked to complete a virtual survey to let us know how you are doing. If you indicate that you need any additional support, our team will work to ensure you have what you need through the various services provided by Niagara College. Additionally, NC International Student Services will provide weekly virtual gatherings and social activities to keep you connected with us and your peers.
|21-May-21||What if I get sick when I'm in quarantine? What will you do?||If you become ill during quarantine, NCQT will assist you in accessing the medical attention you need, while adhering to the requirements of the Government of Canada's Quarantine Act.
|10-Aug-21||Can I have a family member pick me up at the airport?||
If you are fully vaccinated and approved to proceed to your place of residence, you may make your own transportation arrangements. If you require airport transportation assistance, please contact [email protected] with the subject line Airport Transportation Request with no less than 5 business days notice.
|1-Nov-21||Can I have family drop me off items like food, or clothing during quarantine?||No. As you are in quarantine, you will not be permitted to have items dropped off by family members as we cannot confirm the hygiene standards of its origin. This also includes clothing and other personal items. Relatives also may not collect take-out food for you and drop it off to the hotel. Only licensed food delivery services will be permitted to enter the quarantine facility to drop off food ordered from outside the hotel. In the rare circumstance that an item must be dropped off it will require prior approval from NCQT. You may not receive or give things to friends or relatives via your balcony, this is considered a quarantine violation and you will be disqualified from receiving the COVID-19 bursary.
|1-Nov-21||What should I expect for the meals and food quality? What if I don't like what you provide?||We have worked with our quarantine facility suppliers to ensure that the food provided has considered the variety of cultures represented in quarantine and will have vegetarian options included. However, as food preferences and expectations of each individual cannot be guaranteed, we encourage you to bring any food items from home that may make this experience more comfortable (e.g. spices or sauces - be sure they are tightly sealed in non-breakable containers). If you are not satisfied with the food provided, you are allowed to order Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, or Door Dash for delivery by these services only at your own expense. You will require a credit card to do so.
|21-May-21||How can I get in touch with you while I'm in quarantine?||Please contact [email protected]. Include your name and student identification (ID) number in the subject line of every email.
|21-May-21||How do I pay my quarantine fee?||Your quarantine fee payment can be made in the same way as your tuition payment, through one of our global payment options found at international.niagaracollege.ca/tuition-payment/.|
|1-Nov-21||Will I receive insurance coverage for my quarantine period?||
|10-Aug-21||How do I get my travel support letter? When will I receive my travel support letter?||
|21-May-21||I don't have a study permit yet, do I still need to complete the travel support registration form?||Yes, please complete the form to get the process started. Then, any updates on your study permit status are to be emailed to [email protected]. Please include your name and student identification (ID) number in the subject line of every email. Once you receive your approved visa please email us directly and we will begin working with you to support your quarantine needs. Include your name and student number in the subject line of every email.
|1-Nov-21||What is included with the NC quarantine plan, and how much does it cost?||
Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Travellers:
$1,000 COVID-19 Bursary Eligibility Requirements (subject to change)
|10-Aug-21||Can I quarantine with my friend who I travelled to Canada with?||
|10-Aug-21||Can I self-quarantine? Can I do my quarantine with family or friends in Canada?||
|21-May-21||When will I receive my travel dates?||For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers once you have received your study permit, please send a copy of it and proof of your valid immigration medical (if applicable) directly to [email protected]. Please be sure to include your student number and full name in the subject line. Once received and verified, NCQT will revert with approved travel dates and next steps.|
|10-Aug-21||What if I have a positive airport arrival test result, or have delayed or indeterminant day-8 self-administered test result? Do I have to pay for any extra days?||
Unfortunately, any extensions beyond your 14-day quarantine period at Niagara College's quarantine facility which may occur due to delayed test results, indeterminate or a positive test result, are at the expense of the traveller. This was shared and agreed to by you in your quarantine registration sign off.
|10-Aug-21||Can I travel with my family to Canada and can they quarantine with me at Niagara College?||
Option 1: You need help settling:
Option 2: You are an adult student and want to bring your spouse and/or children with you:
If they join you later:
NC Quarantine provides 3 options for families based on vaccination status and number of family members traveling:
For more information, follow the below steps.
Step 2: Email [email protected]
|10-Aug-21||When do I pay my quarantine fee. Where is it charged?||Quarantine charges are posted once invoices are received by the hotel and reconciled; this may take up to a month. Students are notified when charges are posted to their NC account and will have 2 weeks after this notice to make payment. If no or only partially payment is received a $150 late payment fee will be applied to your student account.|
|1-Nov-21||Will I need to quarantine when I arrive to Canada?||
|1-Nov-21||Is there any financial support from NC to help with my mandatory quarantine fees?||
|10-Aug-21||What are the August 9th travel to Canada updates for American Citizens or Permanent Residents living in the United States?||
|13-Aug-21||I am travelling to Canada by car and crossing at a US-Canada land border, what do I need to do?||
|Nov-2021||What is the Vaccination Policy for Niagara College?||https://www.niagaracollege.ca/policies/view/health-safety-and-security/covid-19-mandatory-vaccinations-for-campus-access/
This policy is in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Niagara College has instituted health and safety protocols informed and directed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, to protect all who come on its campuses.
|Nov-2021||What vaccines are accepted to enter Canada?||