International Student Guide

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The International Student Advising team at the Global Engagement Office is here to support you throughout your entire journey.

Travelling to Canada

Before arranging any travels, you’ll need to check if you’re eligible to enter Canada, prepare certain documents, and know what to do upon arrival.

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FAQ for international students

Find out about immigration, work eligibility, and health insurance.

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GEO’s Settlement Checklist

What to do when you first arrive in British Columbia.


Before you start at UBC

Once you accept your offer, there are important steps to take.


Your guide to resources while you’re at UBC

Working while studying

Whether you’re hoping to get a part-time job or work after graduation, there are important things to know.

Information for your family

See what you need to prepare if your family is planning to visit or join you.


Understand how taxes work in Canada and get a SIN for awards and scholarships, or to work.

Planning ahead

There are important things to consider before you make any major decisions during your degree.

Immigration document support

Step-by-step tutorials

Browse the complete list of tutorials for  instructions on a range of topics, such as applying for or amending your study permit, BC Medical Services Plan, and more.


Online application reviews

Before applying, review your study permit extension, temporary resident visa, or post-graduation work permit application with an International Student Advisor.

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Get immigration reminders

Add your document expiry dates to the confidential BC Reminder System and get notifications for when you need to extend your documents.

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If you still have questions

Events & Workshops

International mini calendar

See more UBC Okanagan Events


International Student Advising

International Student Advisors are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) who can help support you in your experience as a UBC international student.

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Other UBC support and resources

UBC staff are here for you throughout your studies. See resources and services for help with academics, money, health, and more.