The Canadian federal government recently approved a selected number of post-secondary institutions in Canada to accept international students, effective October 20, 2020. The University of Regina has developed a comprehensive readiness plan to safely welcome and support international students, complying with both provincial and federal government guidelines.
UR International wants to ensure that all students who have the intention of travelling to Canada for their studies at the University of Regina are aware of the current protocols and procedures during their travels and upon their arrival in Canada.
Please read the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announcement detailing the new student requirements: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2020/10/update-on-travel-restriction-exemptions-for-international-students.html.
You may also familiarize yourself with IRCC’s webpage for international students: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html.
SELF-QUARANTINE ON CAMPUS IS MANDATORY
As per the University of Regina’s COVID-19 Readiness Plan, international students and their co-arriving immediate family members planning to travel are required to complete their mandatory 14-day self-quarantine on campus at the University of Regina.
Rooms are provided for a fee with a cleaning kit for the upkeep of their room during their isolation period, and meal options are also available. Students and their co-arriving immediate family members who do not complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine on campus will be deemed not in compliance with the regulations set out in the University of Regina’s COVID-19 Readiness Plan.
Please note that students and their co-arriving immediate family members who do not complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine on campus will be considered in violation and reported to the provincial and federal governments.
MANDATORY 14-DAY QUARANTINE INFORMATION
Travellers returning from international destinations (including the United States) are subject to a mandatory self-isolation public health order and federal quarantine requirements.
- complete 14-day self-quarantine on campus with the University of Regina Housing Services
- inform UR International about how to get to their quarantine destination
- arrange for all groceries and additional supplies
- how to access essential services and medical care
Consequences of non-compliance with the 14-day self-quarantine public health order may result in:
- a $2000 fine (Provincial level)
- a fine of up to $750,000 (Federal level)
- 6 months of jail time
- being found inadmissible, removed from Canada and banned from entering for 1 year
Please contact UR International Student Services for any questions regarding quarantine and to submit student plans (International.StudentServices@uregina.ca).
For more information on how to book the quarantine accommodation please visit the University of Regina Housing Services website for international arrivals.
STUDENT DETAILS AND CONFIRMATION
To provide the best support and ensure the delivery of all necessary information, all students planning to travel to Canada must provide the following information. Additionally, students must inform UR International of their quarantine plan and if they will be completing their quarantine on or off campus.
All information must be sent by email to International.StudentServices@uregina.ca
Student ID #:
Preferred Email Address:
SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS!
Zoom Drop-in Advising Session:
UR International is available for daily Zoom advising sessions, Monday to Friday, to assist students with their questions and needs. Students will meet virtually with Life Skills Advisors who will inform and direct students to information concerning federal and provincial health and safety guidelines, travelling to Canada, 14-day quarantine plan, health card application, Counselling Services, and other relevant topics. To see the Drop-in Advising Session schedules, please visit: https://www.uregina.ca/international/
Mental Health Support via Counseling Services:
Mental health is an important component of student success. The University of Regina Counselling Services provides counsellors, including Registered Psychologists, who are available to help students manage life circumstances, and also offers free online cognitive therapy programs. Counselling Services provides counselling via Zoom, as well providing a variety of free online resources to help students work through issues independently. For more information on available counselling, please visit: https://www.uregina.ca/student/counselling/
Global Learning Centre (GLC):
UR International offers a variety of academic and non-academic supports to ensure students’ transition to the University of Regina goes as smooth as possible. This includes tutoring services, English coaching, and a number of workshops on different topics. To see the schedule and book an appointment, please visit: https://www.uregina.ca/international/global-learning-centre/index.html
Emergency 24/7 Toll-Free Telephone Line:
In case of emergency, UR International offers an emergency toll-free telephone line available 24/7 throughout the year at +1-855-874-1700. This number is established in case of severe and/or immediate emergencies, such as medical emergencies, accidents, fires, evacuations, etc.
Interim Health Services:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Regina is offering on-campus non-urgent, non-emergency health services provided by a licensed Nurse Practitioner to U of R students, and others currently living in campus housing, who may not have access to other primary health services. For more information, please visit: https://www.uregina.ca/health-services/