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Last update: May 24, 2022

situation related to COVID-19: What to do?

If you are confirmed by medical advice or a rapid test to have COVID-19, you must:

During the entire period of isolation, you may not report to the HEC Montreal campus.

If you are absent

From one or more sessions of a course: Your teacher will be made aware of your absence as quickly as possible.

From one or more evaluations: Check out the Evaluations page for information. 

 

To resume your on-campus activities

You must:

  • have conformed to the isolation period.
  • have an improvement in your symptoms and not have had a fever for 24 hours (without having taken a fever medication).

  

If you have any questions, please write to sae.covid@hec.ca.

I am at School

I am not at School

IF YOU ARE ABSENT

From one or more sessions of a course: Your teacher will be made aware of your absence as quickly as possible.

From one or more evaluations: Check out the Evaluations page for information. 

   

If you have any questions, please write to sae.covid@hec.ca.

Consult the instructions for your situation on the Quebec government website.

If you need to isolate yourself, please advise us of your absence.

 

If you have any questions, please write to sae.covid@hec.ca.


Access to the School

The buildings are open to the HEC Montréal community.


Health rules

As of May 14, 2022, procedural masks are no longer required on our campus.

However, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, certain sanitary measures are still recommended including physical distancing, physical barriers, and wearing a procedure mask. These instructions are now a matter of personal choice.

The School continues to provide, free of charge, for those who wish to do so:

  • Procedural masks;
  • Hydroalcoholic gel;
  • Rapid test boxes, available at the COOP Boutique in the Côte-Sainte-Catherine building and at the InfoZone in the Decelles building.

 

Other instructions regarding our buildings and the services we offer

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Common areas and workspaces

Workspaces are accessible. They are arranged and disinfected in keeping with the health rules.

 

Resources

 

Practical information for the term

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Summer term 2022

Courses and evaluations will be held mostly in person.

 

International students

Immigration rules may have been changed without notice. Stay informed:

Learn more about the measures in effect regarding possible quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

Entry to Canada

Studying is considered an essential reason for travelling to Canada. As soon as you have all the required authorizations, you can travel to Canada without any additional documents.

  • Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. Find out if you qualify and follow the steps for fully vaccinated travelers before you fly.

  • Since April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.

  • Since November 30, 2021, all air and rail travellers (regardless of their age) are required to be properly vaccinated to travel from and from within Canada.

  • Since January 15, 2022:
    • All international students 18 years of age and older must be properly vaccinated to be allowed to enter Canada. Students who are not properly vaccinated will no longer be allowed to enter Canada.
    • If you are a student at HEC Montreal, under 18 years of age and not vaccinated, you can return to Canada, but you will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
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General information - vaccination

Recognition of vaccines received outside Quebec and recommended doses

  • You can make an appointment or register your vaccines directly before your arrival online at Quebec.ca/vaccinCOVID or upon arrival with public health teams at the Montreal Airport.
  • If you have received 2 doses of vaccines authorized in Canada, i.e. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin/Bharat Biotech, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (exception: only 1 dose required).
  • If you haven’t received a vaccine or have only received one vaccine dose:
    • Make an appointment now or visit a walk-in vaccination site after completing your quarantine.If you have received a vaccine which is not authorized in Canada.
    • Call 1 877-644-4545 or make an appointment online at Québec.ca/vaccinCOVID by checking the “COVID Troubleshooting” option.
    • A health professional will evaluate your vaccination coverage. Depending on the vaccines you have received, he/she may recommend an additional dose to increase your protection against COVID-19.
    • Public health teams on site at the Montreal Airport will also be able to answer any questions you may have, and to verify your vaccination status.

Please note that these recommendations may change over time, as knowledge about COVID-19 and vaccines evolves.


Access to vaccination services in Quebec

You may make an appointment:

If required, you may make an appointment for a 2nd dose during your first appointment.

 

Immigration documents

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You are newly admitted

Delivery dates of your immigration documents


If you are currently located in Canada

Please note! If you hold work permit, you can apply for a study permit from inside Canada. However, to begin your studies, you must have a study permit in your possession, even if you have implied status.

If you are currently located outside Canada

  • You should have already begun the immigration procedures. This rule remains valid, even if you are not sure of arriving in Canada before the start of the school year.
  • When you arrive in Canada, you must submit a copy of your study permit obtained at the border in HEC en ligne.


Study permit

First-time students who have received an offer of admission should begin the immigration process as soon as possible in order to travel to Canada.

To learn more 

 

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You are a student in a program

Your documents will expire in the next few months

You must do the following:


You wish to exit Canada
We strongly urge you not to do so, as you might be prevented from re-entering the country in the following circumstances:
  • You have implied status. You must have your new study permit in your possession in order to travel.

You can travel if you have:

  • a valid study permit.

Make sure your immigration documents will not expire while you are travelling. Otherwise, you will have to:

  • renew your CAQ
  • apply for a study permit from the country where you are located. You will not be able to return to Canada until you receive the letter of introduction for your new study permit.


You are outside Canada

If your documents expire, you need to renew your CAQ and apply for a study permit from the country where you are located.
• You will not be able to return to Canada until you receive the letter of introduction for your new study permit.
• However, you can start or continue your studies remotely without your CAQ or study permit.

  

Post-graduation work permit

Check the Government of Canada website for updates on regulation changes.

If you are outside Canada, you are authorized to start or continue your studies online from abroad. You do not need a study permit or a letter of final approval for the study permit to do this. However, you must have applied for it.

  • The time you spend studying will count toward your eligibility for the Post-graduation work permit program (PGWP) and for the duration of the permit, even if you complete 100% of your studies online while located outside Canada.
  • The time you spend studying between Spring term 2020 and August 31, 2022 will be considered in determining the duration of your PGWP.
  • The time you spend studying while located outside Canada after August 31, 2022 will not be considered in determining the duration of your PGWP.

Learn how to apply for a post-graduation work permit.

If you have questions, please email sae.accueil@hec.ca.


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