International students travelling to Canada may choose, but are not required, to submit an arrival plan to NBCC using the form below. If you submit an arrival plan using that form, you will be automatically added to our Travel Check-In Program. The Travel Check-In Program includes:
- Travel Restriction Updates via email in advance of your travel (after submission of your arrival plan).
- An email check-in during the week after your anticipated arrival date to Canada. This email will include resources and information about getting settled in New Brunswick.
Please explore the following resources to stay up-to-date:
NBCC’s academic programming for the Winter 2023 term is delivered in a blended format, with up to 80 percent of instruction delivered in person and the rest on our virtual platforms, depending on your program.
Students starting an NBCC program in Winter 2023 are recommended to arrive in New Brunswick between December 5, 2022 and January 2, 2023. However, if you should decide to arrive earlier or later than our recommended arrival window, it is your responsibility to meet all travel restrictions and requirements, and to be in class by the deadlines outlined below.
Note: Due to holidays in Canada, NBCC (and other businesses) will be closed from December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023. We recommend arriving in New Brunswick before these closures to ensure best access to settlement resources.
You can see on our Academic Calendar that the first day of classes for the Winter 2023 term is Tuesday, January 3, 2022 and the last date to join classes is Monday, January 9, 2022. Extensions to the in-class deadline will not be provided and students must be physically present in Canada to begin their program of study.
Winter 2023 NBCC Arrival Plans: We are now accepting optional NBCC Arrival Plan submissions for Winter 2023 students.
Winter 2023 NBCC Travel Support Letter: Download Travel Support Letter (pdf)
The first day of classes for the Spring 2023 term, as per the NBCC Academic Calendar, is April 24, 2023. Travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements are changing rapidly and we are not able to provide specific guidance on arrival timelines for the Spring 2023 intake at this time. At this time, we recommend arriving in the four weeks before the first day of classes.
Spring 2023 NBCC Arrival Plans: We will begin accepting optional NBCC Arrival Plan submissions for Spring 2023 students in March 2022.
Spring 2023 NBCC Travel Support Letter: A Travel Support Letter for NBCC students will be available for download in March for Spring 2023 students.
In the meantime, please explore the following resources to stay up-to-date:
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