Program

Travel discounts

If you are an Explore or Destination Clic bursary recipient, you may be entitled to a travel discount to and from the Explore or Destination Clic institution that you are attending. Participants need to make their own travel arrangements and cover their travel costs.


Porter Airlines

How much? There is a 10 per cent discount on available basic fares (with the exception of the lowest fares during a public seat sale).

When? Discounts are available between May 4 and August 30, excluding blackout dates (May 18-23, June 29-July 4, August 3-8).

Where? In regions served by Porter Airlines.

What? The discount code OD17DC.

How? Book on-line at www.flyporter.com or through your travel agent using the discount code.

Who? The discount code is intended for the use of program participants only and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels.

Other: Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), as well as GatePorter service for carry-on luggage and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating is available. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. If you have any questions regarding Porter’s services, or any pre-travel concerns, contact Porter Airlines at 1-888-619-8622.

The Corporation of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, the provinces and territories, and the Department of Canadian Heritage and its officers and employees are not responsible for any travel-related questions or issues. Travellers should contact Porter Airlines directly at 1-888-619-8622 regarding any questions or issues that may arise.



VIA Rail

How much? There is a 10 per cent discount at the time of booking for all classes of service available.

When? For travel close to the start and end dates of the Explore program.

Where? In regions served by VIA Rail.

What? A discount code will be sent from the institution to the bursary recipient.

How? Bursary recipients will receive an information package from the institution. This package will include the discount code, instructions on how to create a VIA Rail profile in order to use the discount, and a letter enabling them to use the discount code.

Who? The discount code is intended for the use of program participants only and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels.

Other: When picking up train tickets at the station, it is very important that participants show the Via Rail agent their letter from CMEC that includes their full name and the discount code. Participants who cannot produce this letter will be required to pay the full fare. The discount applies even in the case of a change of reservation (depending on the availability of seats on other trains). It should be noted that bursary recipients must comply with all requirements related to the tickets they have purchased.

The Corporation of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, the provinces and territories, and the Department of Canadian Heritage and its officers and employees are not responsible for any travel-related questions or issues. Travellers should contact Via Rail directly at 1-888-842-7245 regarding any questions or issues that may arise.



ISIC:

On behalf of ISIC: If you’re a student, you need an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). As an internationally recognized student I.D. that proves you’re a full-time student, ISIC gets you discounts in Canada and around the world. Every year, over 4.5 million ISICs are distributed to students just like you! Visit www.isiccanada.ca. to find out where you can save and how to get your card.


Questions?

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