When you arrive, you will have to clear border control. YUL has a connections centre that separates travellers early on from travellers who are headed to Montréal and must clear customs. Travellers connecting through Montréal to other destinations will be able to clear customs in the new dedicated connections' area.
Before you arrive in Canada, download the ArriveCAN application which will allow you to fill out your declaration form 72 hours prior to your arrival in Canada.
Using the functionality, via the ArriveCAN mobile application, for customs and immigration declaration is optional but simplifies the procedures for entering Canada.
After having gone through border control – primary inspection, you will be asked to follow one of two procedures:
1- Your airline offers the option of automatically transferring your luggage:
- You will be directed to the domestic departures' area. If you are not arriving from the European Union, you will first be directed to the pre-boarding screening checkpoint for connections.
2- Your airline does not offer the option of automatically transferring your luggage:
- You will have to pick up your luggage from the carousel, then follow the normal procedure for international arrivals and then for domestic departures.