We look forward to welcoming you to our program. Currently these are the rules in place for students to enter Canada:

Study permit

It is now mandatory for all students, regardless of their length of stay, to apply for a study permit with IRCC.

Change of destination/program: Students who have already received their study permit approval letter, but are switching to a different program must re-apply for a new study permit. Students, whose study permit application is still pending must update their application with a new LOA.

Required travel documents

RMISP provides all of your currently required travel documents, including your self-isolation plan that must be submitted through the ArriveCAN app (see more information in the Student Arrival Guide) and your Essential Travel Letter of Support.

14-day mandatory quarantine

Students entering BC must quarantine for 14 days. RMISP will be making the arrangements for self-isolation for all students, which could be with the homestay or in a hotel. Please read through the quarantine page in the Student Arrival Guide for more information.


Students coming to RMISP need to connect to their final destination via Vancouver or Calgary. Under the quarantine rules, they are allowed to lay-over in Vancouver or Calgary if necessary and have 48 hours to make it to their final destination.

Students experiences with their quarantine period

Helene from Germany

Alex from Germany

“Quarantine was not as bad as I thought it would be. I went for a walk every day and never felt alone.” (Helene from Germany)

"I have to say two weeks in quarantine in a different country is not something that I would like to do again. The first week was ok and I never really was bored. I started to teach myself how to play the guitar, went out for a walk almost every day, and called my friends and family. Even if I had to stay in my room most of the time, I had the chance to get to know my host family, and I could settle in in these two weeks. The second week was harder. I wanted to go outside and get to know other Canadians, and I was bored. So when I finally was out of my quarantine, I was  really happy. On my first day at school, I was excited. Now, after more than one week at school, I would say the Canadian school is more fun than the German school." (Alex from Germany)