We understand that mandatory self-isolation can cause complications for international students entering Canada. Because of this, we have provided some resources that can help students in quarantine acquire groceries and food during their time of isolation.
Please note that many businesses have had to make changes to their hours and services as a result of COVID-19. Details should be displayed on their websites.
Food Delivery Services
For travellers who do not have anyone who can pick up groceries for them, the following food and grocery delivery options are available:
- PC Express
- Inabuggy (Available in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and, Montreal)
- Local shops may also offer delivery services
To access local restaurants and savings, the following businesses offer websites and apps that provide meal delivery:
After the 14 days are over, pending the results of their second COVID-19 test, individuals must stay home as much as possible and practice proper social distancing. We highly recommend continuing to monitor local and provincial news outlets to stay up-to-date on recommended COVID-19 procedures. If someone at home is sick, the Government of Canada outlines the steps to take here.
Stay Updated With Reliable Sources
There are many places to get information on COVID-19. Please be sure that the resources are credible and reliable to ensure the most accurate information possible.
- For Canada’s response, please monitor the Government of Canada’s website COVID-19 Canada’s Response and COVID-19 Disease.
- Be sure to also monitor your specific province or territory’s response to COVID-19 as well since they will have their own unique precautions.
- Canadian news sources such as CTV, CBC, and Global News.
- Ensure you are checking your email accounts closely for communications from the school regarding their own response to COVID-19, as well as their official website.
Support During Self-Isolation
We encourage anyone who is struggling emotionally or mentally during these stressful times to reach out for help.
Below we have provided some support resources available in Canada. Each province within Canada also has resources available, which we encourage you to seek out if needed. You can also check with your university/college website for information and services that might be offered through the school.
Kids Help Phone
24/7 national support service for young people in Canada. Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Crisis Services Canada
24/7 support to people in Canada. Call 1-800-456-4566 or text 45645
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. Call 1-800-273-8255
Naseeha Youth Helpline
Confidential helpline for young Muslims for immediate, anonymous, and confidential support. Call 1-866-627-3342 (12 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST) or text 1-866-627-3342 (Monday to Friday,
12 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST)
More resources and information about Mental Health in the time of COVID-19 can be found on the ApplyBoard blog.