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Travelling to Canada

Before You Arrive

Ensure that you have the proper documentation with you:

  • Valid passport
  • Study permit
  • Air ticket with final destination to Edmonton
  • Vaccination certificates (if required)

Ensure that you have enough money to cover your expenses in Edmonton. It is always handy to have some cash with you upon arrival to pay for the expenses of the first few days (taxi from the airport, food, etc.).

Other important things to remember:

  • Proper medical insurance is required
  • Obtain personal insurance to cover your cash and belongings (recommended)
  • Don’t forget medication (if applicable)
  • Carry on your emergency contact list
  • If you will be under the age of 18 upon arrival to Canada, make sure to read the information at the bottom of this page

Upon Arrival

Concordia University of Edmonton does not provide transportation to and from the airport.

  • Route 747 – $5

Edmonton Transit System’s (ETS) Route 747 is an express bus service that runs every half hour between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and the Century Park bus and LRT station, providing transit connections across the city. This bus service runs every day of the week starting at 4:10 AM from Century Park and 4:34 AM from EIA. To reach Concordia University of Edmonton, take the LRT from Century Park to Coliseum LRT Station. Price is $5 each way. Please note that you will have to walk about 15 minutes from Coliseum LRT Station to Concordia.

  • Anytime Taxi – $58

Anytime Taxi has agreed to a fixed rate of 58$ (tip to the driver not included) for a ride from the airport to Concordia University of Edmonton for one person. If you would like to register for an airport pickup, please fill out the Airport pickup form and email it to information@anytimetaxi.ca at least 5 days before arrival.

Concordia University of Edmonton is not responsible for missed flights or late taxis.

Make sure to download our International Student Guide 2017-2018 as it will provide you with valuable information for preparing your arrival at Concordia University of Edmonton.

Edmonton International Airport Guide

To help you plan your travel to Edmonton, Edmonton International Airport offers a guide on its website with approximate air travel times and convenient routes from major centres around the world. For information on flights, airport transportation, and the Edmonton International Airport Student Welcome Booth, visit www.flyeia.com/welcome.

Buddy Program

The Buddy Program is open to all new international students who would like to be matched with current Concordia University of Edmonton students who have attended for a year or more. These Edmontonian buddies provide ongoing advice and information about life at our university and in Edmonton. You can enrol in November for the Winter term and in July for the Fall term.

Minors as International Students

International students who will be under the age of 18 as of the first instructional day of their first semester at Concordia University of Edmonton must have a Custodian who lives in Alberta. You may be unable to access health insurance coverage if you do not arrange for a Custodian who lives in Alberta.

Concordia cannot assist you in making arrangements for a Custodian in Alberta. You can find more information on how to make legal arrangements for a custodian on the Government of Canada website.