Make sure you have the following documents ready to present to Immigration officials upon arrival in Canada:
Keep these items in your carry-on luggage:
A valid passport or travel document
The letter of introduction from the visa office that you received when your study permit was approved (this letter contains your permit reference number and the Immigration Officer needs this letter to issue your study permit.
A valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) (if required for your country).
A copy of the letter of acceptance from Selkirk College
Proof that you have enough money to support yourself while you are studying in Canada (ie. bank statements).
Letters of reference or any other documents recommended by the visa office where you applied.
The address where you will be living in Canada.
Carry these items and all other valuable papers, cash and traveler’s cheques with you at all times. Do not put them in your checked luggage.
You may not be allowed into Canada if any of your documents are missing or if any of the information on your application or letters of reference is incorrect.
Possession of these documents does not guarantee entry. All persons must establish that they meet all the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations before being authorized to enter or re-enter Canada.
Completing the declaration card:
On the airplane you will receive declaration card that you must fill out. Complete it, and keep it with you. You will need to show it to many people.
Here is an example of the declaration card.