As of November 21, 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information electronically through the ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.
Travellers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada; a border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally.
Travellers who do not submit the required information digitally before boarding their flight could be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to $1,000 fine.
The Government of Canada’s Quarantine Act requires that all new students to Canada (and accompanying family members) must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, prior to joining in-person classes. This means that you must stay on your own, and avoid contact with others for 14 days.
Please note, students may be denied entry into the country, or may be denied entry to/dismissed from Heartland with no refund if they do not have a quarantine plan or follow protocols. Any non-compliance with the 14-day mandatory quarantine under the federal Quarantine Act means that students may be subject to fines and penalties established by the government of Canada and government of Manitoba, and could result in reporting of quarantine breaches to the Canadian Border Services Agency.
At the federal level, RCMP and local and provincial police can ticket travellers who break quarantine under the Contraventions Act, or charges can be laid against a traveller for breaking quarantine under the Quarantine Act, which can result in penalties of up to $750,000 or up to 6 months in jail, or both.
Heartland will check in with students daily during their quarantine to see how things are going, and to offer support as needed. Heartland will report any compliance issues to the RCMP and/or local police.
To help ensure you are well prepared for your arrival, we ask that all students complete and submit a quarantine plan. Heartland can assist students in developing and arranging their quarantine plans, if needed.
Please see the important information on Travel and Arrival within the following links: