Updated July 21, 2022.

Fanshawe Cares - Arrival Services

International students coming to Canada are required to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Health Canada. Unvaccinated students under the age of 18 who are coming to Canada must attend a designated learning institution with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan, such as Fanshawe College.

Please continue to monitor the most recent updates from government and health authorities. For more information, please visit the government website.

If you have questions, please contact fanshawecares@fanshawec.ca

International Student Form

All Fanshawe students must complete the International Student Form to have their quarantine plan approved at least seven days before travelling.

Arrival Dates

Please note: Fanshawe Cares provides complimentary shuttle service to students arriving in Canada for the first time. This service is provided up to 30 days before the beginning of each term. Assistance is provided with booking services for family members - but Fanshawe will only cover the cost for the student. 

*Shuttle service is from Toronto’s Pearson Airport or London’s International Airport to a London or regional campus address (St. Thomas, Woodstock, Simcoe).

  1. Shuttle service will be offered between August 6 and September 5, 2022 to students coming to Canada for the first time for the September 2022 term.
  2. EAP students - please contact fanshawecares@fanshawec.ca for more information

1. COVID-19 Readiness Plan

COVID-19 Readiness Plan

COVID-19 Readiness Plan


Fanshawe College has received approval for its COVID-19 Readiness Plan and has been added to the official list by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

All designated learning institutions in Canada, including the 24 publicly funded colleges in Ontario, were required to submit their COVID-19 Readiness Plans for approval from the provincial and federal governments, including their respective health agencies.

International students with approved Study Permits or letters of introduction showing approval for a Study Permit are allowed to travel to Canada, whether their program is being delivered fully online or in a blended format.

All students arriving from outside of Canada must submit their International Student Form.

Stay safe everyone.

Wendy Curtis
Dean, Fanshawe International


2. Getting ready to travel to Canada

Getting ready to travel to Canada

Download these free apps
Review the Government of Canada website for updates
Plan your arrival to Canada

Please note: Use this link to complete the International Student Form at least seven days prior to travelling to Canada.

3. Arriving in Canada

Arriving in Canada

What to expect upon entry to Canada
  • Be sure to carry all required travel documents. Please note: a CBSA agent will have the authority to determine if travel is essential and approve or deny entry to Canada;
  • Here's what you can expect when you arrive:
  • The transportation services provided by Fanshawe College strictly adhere to all COVID-19 protocols. Masks are required at all times during travel. 
Health insurance
  • Morcare health insurance details and contact information. 
  • Please note: Students planning to arrive in Canada during a semester will need to re-submit the International Student form so health care can be re-instated.


4. Welcome to Fanshawe

Welcome to Fanshawe


Please keep checking the Orientation page for updated information.

Key dates/events

Please join our social media accounts for daily posts, activities and contests!

Please keep checking for key dates/events prior to the beginning of each semester.

International student services
  • Student Support Services are delivered both online and in-person. Connect with a Student Life Co-ordinator Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) for an online appointment. Please use this link to book your appointment.
  • The International Centre can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 519-452-4150 or international@fanshawec.ca.

For additional information, visit:

Deciding where to live during your study period at Fanshawe College can be a challenging task, especially if you have never been to London, Ontario, let alone Canada. Fanshawe offers a number of accommodation options for you through the International Office and the assistance of our Accommodation Coordinator. Your options include Homestay, on-campus residence (dormitory), or off-campus housing. Follow the links below for more details.