Virtual International Orientation

Virtual International Orientation

Thank you for your interest in attending Cambrian College. Below you will find important information regarding your next steps as well as information about Virtual International Orientation.

The team in Cambrian International is here to support your transition to Cambrian College!

As Things Stand Today

In order to start your studies at Cambrian College, we require that you have applied and have been accepted to one of our programs, paid your tuition fee, and have a valid Study Permit and/or Letter of Introduction, or you have signed the Remote Program Waiver.

Updates from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenships Canada

To be able to enter Canada as a student, you must meet two requirements:

  1. You must have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit.
  2. You must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory.

Your travel to Canada will be considered essential (non-discretionary) if you have all of the required documents and your DLI is on the approved list. Cambrian College’s COVID-19 readiness plan has been approved.

When the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer greets you, they look at several factors, including:

  • your reason for travelling to Canada
  • your ability to complete a 14-day quarantine period as soon as you arrive at your final destination (if necessary)
  • if you either have time to complete your quarantine before you physically attend classes, or can study online during your quarantine (if necessary)
  • a valid study permit or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit
  • a valid letter of acceptance from a DLI with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory
  • proof that you have enough money to support yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada

A Canada Border Services Agency officer will make the final decision on whether you’re eligible to enter Canada when you arrive.


Your immediate family members may be able to come with you to Canada. For more information, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

More Information

All arriving international students who are not fully vaccinated must complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Click here for more information about planning your quarantine.

Please the “COVID Safe Canada” widget in the iCent app for Quarantine Guidelines and information.

Please be aware of the following, as communicated in Cambrian’s COVID-19 Readiness Plan, you will be required to…

  • Complete a mandatory COVID-19 test during your quarantine period. This test kit will be collected after you complete your COVID-19 test at Toronto Pearson Airport.
  • You are required to submit a daily health check to college officials (this can be completed using the Quarantine Daily Check-In on the iCent app)

For more information about Cambrian’s Quarantine Accommodations, please visit the iCent app under “Quarantine Accommodations”. You can also contact Cambrian College International Students Department at


Click here to read the Government of Canada’s exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers.

All arriving students must have a suitable quarantine plan where you can stay for at least 14 days. This is required even if you are seeking the fully vaccinated exemption. Final determination is made by a government representative at the border based on the information presented at the time of entry into Canada.

Mandatory Apps To Download

Download The iCent App

The iCent app is a “One Stop Shop” providing information about COVID-19 resources, student services, virtual events and webinars, and more! The iCent App is mandatory for all students to download before they travel to Cambrian College for their studies.

Before students travel to Canada:

It is mandatory for students to take the following steps before travelling:

1) Download the iCent App here

2) Open the iCent App

3) Click on “Pre-Arrival Checklist” and submit the following:

  • COVID-19 Acknowledgement
  • Airport Arrival Info
  • Quarantine Plan

4) After you have arrived in Canada, click on the “Post-Arrival Checklist” and submit the following:

  • Arrival Check-in Form
  • Emergency ContactInfo
  • Quarantine Daily Check-in

Visit the “COVID Safe Canada” option on the iCent app to find information about COVID-19 Updates, Quarantine Guidelines, Campus Info, FAQ’s, and information about Sudbury! Visit the “Quarantine & Arrival Accommodations” option to view information on hotels and residence facilities suggested by the College, as well as Reimbursement information.

Beginning Studies in Your Home Country

The iCent app is a “One Stop Shop” providing information about student services, virtual events and webinars, push notifications and more!

Download the App Now
Use The iCent App To Upload Mandatory Documents

iCent has added a feature to allow students to upload their mandatory immigration documents directly on to the iCent app.

These documents include:

  • Study Permit
  • Co-op Work Permit

Government Of Canada App

You must use ArriveCAN before checking in at the airport or crossing the border to submit your

  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessment

If you are fully vaccinated, you must use ArriveCAN to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information.

If you don’t provide the required information in ArriveCAN before arriving at the border you won’t be considered for the exemption, even if you meet all the other requirements.

Please bring your ArriveCAN receipt (electronic or paper) with you to show the border services officer upon arrival.

Download the ArriveCAN app (iOSAndroid or web format). Make sure you have the official version by downloading it here.

Virtual Orientation

Looking for more details about the start of your semester? Below you will find information about key dates, Virtual International Orientation, residence, and more!

Key Dates

Whether your program starts online or at Cambrian, you will need to review some key dates including when online registration opens, and more.

Learn More

We hope you are as excited for your first day as we are! to help you prepare, we have organized a Virtual International Orientation filled with exciting and important information to get you started on the road to success.

Your International Orientation will also include an Academic Orientation which will give you the chance to hear from your program coordinator and get specific program information before your regular classes start. You will receive an email before your semester begins with a link to a program video from your coordinator. This video will provide you with important program information. We encourage you to watch the video before you begin your studies.

You will also get access to Moodle modules through your myCambrian account which will prepare you for your classes. New modules will be released until four weeks after the start of your semester. After completing all the modules, you will have the opportunity to receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

September 2021 Students – Access Your Virtual International Orientation November 2021 Students – Access Your Virtual International Orientation January 2022 Students – Access Your Virtual International Orientation


The Townhouses at the Cambrian College Residence are available to International Students! Tour the Townhouses here. 

First-semester International students qualify for special first-semester pricing at only $425/month for Townhouses. The residence also requires a $500 deposit prior to the first payment of residence fees. 

It is important to note that as of October 16, 2021, full vaccination for COVID-19 or an approved exemption is required to live in Student Residence.

If you are interested in this option, please email for further steps. 

**Please Note: Residence rooms will be offered to eligible students, dependent upon availability*