EC Toronto - Before arriving to Canada

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EC Toronto • Before arriving to Canada

Before arriving to Canada Packing list Hand sanitizer Disinfectant/alcohol wipes Reusable or disposable face masks Digital Thermometer Gadgets such as cell phones, headphones, portable chargers, etc. Device other than a cell phone, such as a laptop or tablet (highly recommended) Disposable gloves, plastic bags Emergency medications and pills Credit/Debit cards that are accepted in Canada (most of businesses will not accept cash as a method of payment) Quarantine plan which must include information on: Q

A place to stay


How you will: - Get to your destination - Get your groceries - Access essential services and medical care

The Quarantine plan is mandatory even if you have no symptoms. If you do not have a plan, you may not be allowed to enter the country.


EC Toronto • Before arriving to Canada

MS TEAMS You will be using Microsoft Teams for your lessons and your structured collaboration. MS Teams give us a secure platform where you can video conference, text and share documents with your teacher and your classmates. Therefore, hereunder please find a link explaining how to download teams depending on what device you will be using unless it is already installed. To download MS Teams, go to for computers and Play Store or App Store on your mobile device. Once MS Teams is downloaded, you will need to sign up with the Username ( and the Password, provided by EC. If you do not have one, please contact the school. Instructions for

Mac computers

Window computers



Once signed up, you can access information regarding your induction, classes and contact your teachers on MS Teams. It is also possible to get in touch with school staff and join virtual activities. Please make sure that you enable notifications in Teams so you do not miss any messages or invitations.

EC Online It is also important that you activate your EC Online account. You can use the following link to sign in: : and you will need your student reference number and date of birth to set up your account. Once you sign into EC Online, you can write your placement test. Please take your test before you arrive in Canada. This will help determine the best possible level for you when you start. Click on the link at the top of the page when you sign in. You will also be able to get some other information about EC Toronto and do some English practice exercises in the ‘Solo Study’ section.