Pre-departure Checklist
Packing Checklist
  • Conestoga Letter of Acceptance
  • Passport (ensure it is valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date)
  • Study Permit, Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), Work Permit, as applicable
  • Canadian currency (about $500 is suggested for any immediate expenses) and credit or debit cards
  • Mobile phone and/or SIM card with charger and outlet converter
  • Laptop computer with charger and outlet converter
  • Housing information (address and contact information)
  • Medications (in original containers) and copies of prescriptions or doctor’s notes
  • Prescription eye glasses and/or contact lenses
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Clothing suitable for all seasons
Arrival Checklist
  • Pay tuition fees online and confirm your invoice.
  • Complete your registration on campus in person, show your Study Permit, Co-op Work Permit (if applicable), and access your timetable.
  • Attend International Start Smart/Registration for information on housing, immigration and transition services.
  • Open a Canadian bank account
  • Activate your student accounts, including email, Student Portal,MyConestoga and eConestoga
  • Update your local (Canadian) address and cell phone number on your Student Portal as soon as I have it. Remember to change this every time you move!
  • Upload your photo for my Conestoga ONE Card student ID and pick up during Registration
  • Purchase your bus pass online through the ONE Card Portal
  • Select a locker through MyConestoga
  • Purchase your textbooks from the Bookstore 
  • Pick up your CSI extended Health & Dental Plan Card from the CSI Office and check your student email for your College International Health Insurance Plan card 4-6 weeks after the start of the semester
  • Complete the Conestoga 101 (CON0101) mandatory online course which is available on eConestoga. This course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, and focuses on introducing you to the supports, services, and opportunities available at the college.
  • Read and understand Conestoga's Student Code of Conduct Policy in the Conestoga Student Guide
  •  Read the International Student Handbook for information about the college, student services, life in Canada, and immigration related topics. 

Confirming your invoice

Remember, your International Office is here to help!

Before you arrive

First week