Register for upcoming sessions through the ISS Events Calendar.

COVID-19 updates

The Government of Canada has removed most COVID-19 border and travel measures. However, there is a temporary COVID-19 testing requirements for certain travellers.

For more information please visit the COVID 19 Travel Canada website 

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 Career Services

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Offered: September 2021 (OUTDATED)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 Careerlink

Orientation for New International Students

The UCalgary International Student Services team looks forward to welcoming new international students each fall and winter term. If you are a new student arriving for a spring or summer term, review the slides below and don’t hesitate to reach out to the ISS team: https://ucalgary.ca/student-services/iss/contact-us 

Log in to your “Pre-arrival Program for International Students” course on D2L to watch our online orientation recordings.

Welcome Webinars

Getting Settled in Calgary/Alberta/Canada

These 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.

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 

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: