International Student Guide
If you plan to travel to Canada during COVID-19
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.
All travellers to Canada must quarantine upon arrival. UBC’s Self-isolation Program can support you in your self-isolation plans
Before you start at UBC
Once you accept your offer, there are important steps to take.
YOUR UBC CHECKLIST
- Find out which documents you need to study in Canada
- Check out the New to UBC guide for students
- Read UBC’s online guide to help you transition to online learning
- Connect with us on our social channels: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Your guide to resources while you’re at UBC
Learn about the immigration documents and information you may need during your studies.
Make sure you have the right coverage for your time in Canada and at UBC.
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.
There are important things to consider before you make any major decisions during your degree.
Immigration document support
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.
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.
If you still have questions
Events & Workshops
International mini calendar
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.
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.
GEO Presentation (2021W T1)
Missed our orientation session(s)? Review our presentation below: