Packing your luggage seems pretty simple, but there are some important things to remember as you prepare for your trip.
Check airline luggage regulations
As travel costs increase airlines are generally implementing stricter weight restrictions and smaller luggage allowances.
Purchase Travel Health Insurance (Optional)
Travel health insurance can cover the gap in coverage between when you leave your home country and when you enrol for coverage in Canada.
Canada Customs Regulations
Become familiar with Canada’s customs regulations. The Canadian government will allow you to bring a fair amount of clothing, books, and other items for your personal use. However only limited amounts of items such as tobacco and alcohol are allowed.
You can find detailed information from the Canadian visa office in your home country or through the Canadian Border Service Agency.
Get ready for winter
Edmonton’s winter temperatures average from -7 to -20 degrees Celsius and sometimes colder so it is important to have appropriate clothing. Remember that Canada has central heating so it is not necessary to wear heavy clothing indoors. See Weather in Edmonton for more tips.
Buy when you arrive
We recommend that you buy bedding, furniture, and household goods once you are arrive as it is generally much, much easier than having these things shipped. Once in Edmonton, stop by the International Services Centre for tips on where to shop for household items.