Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Getting Ready

Travel Check List

What do I need to do before I leave?

1. Gather my important documents:

These documents must be with you at all times. Do not put them in your checked luggage.

  • Passport
  • Entry visa
  • Study permit approval letter. This letter will be given to you by the Canadian Embassy and you will need to hand this letter to Canadian Immigration Services when you arrive
  • TRU final acceptance letter
  • Proof that you have enough money to support yourself while staying in Canada
  • Proof of medical insurance coverage from your country or at least enough coverage for your travels
  • If possible, reserve your flight ahead of time and confirm it later, after you have been granted a study permit approval letter. The beginning of semesters are busy times for air travel
  • Official academic transcript/course descriptions in English from any institution you have previously attended
  • TOEFL or IELTS score, if applicable
  • Make a list of any items that are being sent separately, either before or after you arrival
2. Plan for my travel
  • Book your transportation to Kamloops
  • Make accommodation arrangements
  • Send your arrival information to your ISA, student residence or homestay
3. Personal items
  • Appropriate clothing for the fall, winter, spring and summer
  • Bring something that will help you feel close to home such as pictures, music, books, etc
  • Traditional clothing and other interesting items from your country. There will be occasions to share your culture with your new friends and during special events
  • Dictionary (English/your language)
  • A telephone card
  • Small amount of Canadian cash, traveler’s cheques and credit card if you wish to have one
  • List of items that will arrive after you if sending anything separately
  • International driver’s license and/or valid driver’s license, if applicable
  • Immunization and medical records