What to Bring
As you're getting ready for this exciting journey, there are a few important pieces of information to have ready before you leave for Alberta.
Make sure you have packed the following extremely important documents in your carry-on luggage. You will be required to present the following documents to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) when entering Canada.
- Valid passport (or proof of citizenship for U.S. citizens)
- Valid Canadian temporary resident visa (TRV), or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if applicable
- Letter of introduction issued by the Canadian visa office that approved the study permit application; this letter needs to be submitted to a Canadian immigration officer when you arrive at the port of entry to obtain a study permit
- Letter of acceptance
- Proof of funds available for your stay in Canada. Similar to what you have used for your study permit/ visa application
- Any other documents recommended by your Canadian visa office
While the following documents are not required to travel to Canada, be sure to bring them if they apply to you.
- Medical and immunization (vaccination) records, translated if possible
- Medical insurance policy (if applicable)
- Driver’s license or international driver’s license, driving insurance records, and vehicle registration and insurance paper, if you plan to drive in Canada
- a list of important phone numbers
- Marriage certificate and/or proof of common-law status (if applicable)
If you are arriving in fall or winter, it is important to remember Alberta's climate. You might want to consider bringing the following items.
- Hat (in Canada, we call it a tuque)
- Warm coat
- Warm boots
- Mittens or insulated gloves
If you haven't watched our pre-arrival webinars, make sure you check them out for helping hints!