The CIE offers international students many opportunities to learn about the documents and processes related to studying, working and living in Canada. Below you will find the 2019 workshop schedule with registration links.

Contents

Apply for your first study permit Learn how to apply online for your first study permit
Immigration orientation Learn about your rights and obligations as an international student
Extend study permit, work permit or visa Learn how to apply online to extend your study permit, work permit or visa
Co-op work permit Learn how to get a co-op work permit, which allows you to complete your internship requirement
Permanent residency Learn about permanent residency programs if you are thinking about staying in Canada
Post-graduation work permit Learn about work permits if you are thinking about working in Canada after graduation
Working in Canada Learn about the eligibility criteria for all types of work permits and authorizations
USA Visa Information Session Learn about different USA visa programs and application requirements

How to apply for your first study permit

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Toronto.

The University recommends that international students apply for their study permit as soon as they get their acceptance letter (and prepare the other required documents). The goal of this webinar is to help you with the application process. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • options for applying for a study permit
  • required documents for a study permit application
  • creating an online account on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website
  • completing the online eligibility questionnaire
  • completing and validating the required forms
  • uploading the required documents to the online application system
  • applying for family members (spouse/partner and/or children) to accompany you
  • making an online payment and submitting your application
  • advice to improve the chances of a successful study permit application
  • communicating with the Canadian visa office/consulate in your country
  • replying to immigration officers' requests
  • what to do if your application is refused
  • next steps

Location: Online

Dates and times:

April 13, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

April 15, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

April 17, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

April 20, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

April 21, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

April 22, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

April 24, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

April 27, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

April 28, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

April 29, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

May 1, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

May 4, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

May 6, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

May 8, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

May 11, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

May 13, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

May 19, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

May 22, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

May 27, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

May 29, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Immigration orientation

As an international student in Canada, you have to maintain your legal status and abide by immigration law and regulations.

Join us to learn about the following topics:

  • your obligations as an international student
  • maintaining your immigration status in Canada
  • eligibility criteria for on-campus and off-campus work
  • eligibility criteria for co-op work
  • eligibility criteria for the post-graduation work permit
  • getting a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada
  • required documents for dependents (spouses and children)
  • inviting family members to visit you in Canada

Location: Centre for International Experience (CIE), 33 St. George Street

Dates and times: TBD

Apply online to extend your study permit, work permit or visa

Do you want to apply online to extend your study permit, work permit or visa? Join us to learn about the eligibility criteria, the required forms/documents and the online application process.

Location: Online

Dates and times: 

The following workshops will be moving online.

April 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Co-op work permit

Are you an international student who is required to do an internship to graduate?

Join us to learn about how you can get the co-op work permit, which allows you to complete your internship requirement.

Location: Centre for International Experience (CIE), 33 St. George Street

Dates and times: TBD

Permanent residency

Are you an international student interested in staying in Canada permanently after graduation? Join us to learn about the different permanent residency programs.

Staff members from Immigration Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be on campus to give an information session about the Express Entry Program. The IRCC's presentation will cover:

  • the Express Entry system
  • the different PR programs under Express Entry
  • the eligibility criteria for each program
  • skilled workers vs. Canadian experience class – what is the difference?
  • the PR application process
  • the ranking system
  • the processing time

Location: Online

Dates and times:

April 2, 2020, 2 – 4 p.m. *Postponed until further notice

Post-graduation work permit

Are you interested in staying in Canada and working after graduation? You may be eligible for a work permit valid for up to three years. Join us to learn about the post-graduation work permit.

Location: Online

Dates and times: 

The following workshops will be moving online.

April 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

April 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

April 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 27, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

June 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

June 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

June 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working in Canada

Are you an international student who would like to work in Canada? If so, join us to learn about the eligibility criteria for all types of work permits and authorizations. 

Location: Online

Dates and times:

The following workshop(s) will be moving online.

April 15, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

USA Visa Information Session

Are you interested in visiting, studying or working in the USA? Are you wondering what visas are required for Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or international students? Join us to learn about the different USA visa programs and application requirements. Staff members from the Toronto Consulate of the USA will be on campus to give an information session and answer your questions.

Location: Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George Street, Cumberland Room

Dates and times: TBD