Travellers must use ArriveCAN to enter Canada

Starting from November 21, 2020, all air travellers must use ArriveCAN to enter Canada. Of course, it is in your best interest to use this tool even if you are travelling by sea or land.

What is ArriveCAN?

ArriveCAN is an app available on the following platforms:

As a traveller, you must use ArriveCAN for the following:

  • Entering personal information
  • Registering travel plans and information
  • Preparing the details of a quarantine plan (unless exempt)
  • Self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms
  • Reporting your whereabouts in Canada while in quarantine
  • Filling out daily assessment reports while in Canada

Of course, IRCC persists ArriveCAN does not use GPS or similar technology to locate you.

How to use ArriveCAN

Using the app is relatively easy. However, you may download any of the following PDF files:

What if I do not use it?

If you do not use ArriveCAN, then you could face the consequences. Of course, some consequences could include:

  • Facing delays at a port of entry
  • Verbal warnings
  • Fines up to a $1000

However, the use of ArriveCAN for land and sea travellers is not mandatory.

Using ArriveCAN after arrival

When you arrive in Canada, you must use ArriveCAN for the following activities:

  • Reporting you have arrived at your quarantine location within 48 hours of arrival in Canada
  • Filling out the daily assessment form about COVID-19 symptoms

Where to download ArriveCAN?

Click any of the following icons to download your copy or login to the ArriveCAN website:

ArriveCAN on Apple Store ArriveCAN on Google Play

Let us assist you!

If your extended family members are travelling to Canada, you must receive an exemption from IRCC. However, you can contact us to assist you with the process. Fill out the assessment form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
Author – 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada

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This article has been expertly crafted by Al Parsai, a distinguished Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (L3 RCIC-IRB – Unrestricted Practice) hailing from vibrant Toronto, Canada. Al's academic achievements include an esteemed role as an adjunct professor at prestigious Queen's University Law School and Ashton College, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from York University. A respected member of CICC and CAPIC organizations, Al's insights are further enriched by his experience as the dynamic CEO of Parsai Immigration Services. Guiding thousands of applicants from over 55 countries through the immigration process since 2011, Al's articles offer a wealth of invaluable knowledge for readers.