Register for upcoming sessions through the ISS Events Calendar.

Our webinars and workshops

Webinars are group information sessions that are hosted virtually through Zoom. Workshops are group sessions that may be hosted virtually or in-person (pending public health restrictions). Workshops often include activities and participation.

Past presentations may be available below for students’ reference 48 hours after a webinar; however, presentation content is accurate the day it was presented. After that, it is possible information may change. Refer to the ISS website or contact iss@ucalgary.ca if you have questions.

Upcoming webinars and workshops

Canadian Immigration

International Student Services (ISS) has regulated Canadian immigration advisors available to help you with your study permit, work permit, visa and other immigration questions.

A Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) will present basic information on Permanent Residence pathways that may be available to you. Registration is mandatory. Sessions fill up very quickly and therefore we suggest signing up early if you wish to attend, as this session has a maximum capacity of 30 students.

This session is only available to current UCalgary Degree Seeking Students and Recent Graduates. This session is not open to Exchange students, Visiting Students, English language students (ESL and IFP Non-Degree), or Foreign Workers on campus.

Offered: monthly
Previous Slides/Recording: Not available. Visit website. 
Register: Visit website.

In collaboration with Centre for Career & Personal Development

Presented in collaboration with International Student Services, with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

As an international student, there are several types of work you can do in Canada. Some of them will require a specific permit. In this workshop, you’ll also learn about Canadian work permits and get an overview of the Canadian application process, including information about the documents needed to apply for jobs, interviews and other documents you may need to work in Canada. A separate undergraduate and graduate session is offered.

Offered: September 2021 (OUTDATED)

Also available through Elevate

Orientation for New International Students

Getting Settled in Calgary/Alberta/Canada

The UCalgary International Student Services team looks forward to welcoming new international students each fall and winter term through our online orientation.

These online sessions are hosted throughout the summer and academic terms to assist new and returning students’ smooth adaptation to life in Calgary and studies at UCalgary. These are non-immigration, non-academic topics.

To register for upcoming International Student Online Orientation sessions please see our offers at our International Student Orientation page.

Log in to your “Pre-arrival Program for International Students” course on D2L to watch our welcome webinar recordings on the following topics:

  • Choosing Accommodation in Calgary
  • Discover Calgary
  • Finances and Planning for the Year Ahead
  • Finding Off-Campus Accommodation
  • Healthcare & Medical Insurance in Alberta
  • How to Adjust to Living in New City (Navigating Culture Shock)
  • How to Prepare for Your Arrival in Calgary
  • Important Settlement Tasks
  • International Students & the Canadian Tax System
  • ISS Information Session
  • Mentorship Programs for International Students 
  • Minor Students: Travelling & Studying in Canada
  • Resources for Daily Life Presentation 
  • Resources for Students with Families
  • Preparing to Start Your Career in Canada
  • Weather in Calgary 

Pre-arrival Program

The Pre-arrival program for international students is an online program on D2L that’s available to all incoming UCalgary international students. The program contains all the important information you need to know before and after your arrival. It’ll help ease your transition and help support you to thrive at UCalgary.

Once you’ve registered for at least one credit course, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the pre-arrival program. To access D2L platform, you must register your IT account

Access the program to follow a step-by-step list of tasks to complete as an international student and make your transition into university a successful one. 

Intercultural Capacity Building

Student Services Workshops

ISS works with an amazing team of colleagues across various university departments to provide support for international students. The ISS Events Calendar often includes these events, but check below for offerings provided by each service area: