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Welcome to Edmonton!

We are thrilled you are studying at one of Edmonton’s post secondary schools.

It probably wasn’t an easy choice to travel so far away from home, so please let us be the first to welcome you to your new temporary home.

On this page, you will find information and tips to help you plan your trip and to know what to expect when you arrive.

Plan your air travel

You chose your school, now it’s time to choose your flight.

For a list of all the current non-stop flights, visit: 

Arriving in Canada & Clearing Customs

If you arrive to EIA directly from your international destination, you will clear Canada Customs in Edmonton.

If you arrive to Canada via another airport such as Toronto or Vancouver, you will clear Canada Customs at your first port of entry.

Once you fly onward to Edmonton, you will arrive as a domestic passenger.

International student welcome booth

When you arrive in Edmonton, stop by our welcome booth where you will meet volunteers who can welcome you to Edmonton and answer any questions you have.



EIA International Student Welcome Booth - Students waiting for arrivals of new friends