Our international student services is here to help you easily transition to life at VIC. Our services include free airport pickup, housing and accommodation assistance, International student orientation, visa assistance, health insurance, co-op assistance, and so on.
Full-time students are assigned a dedicated student adviser with program-specific knowledge. Our student advisers will work with you throughout your program and help you access the services and supports you need to be successful.
VIC Works supports students with career planning throughout their academic studies as we believe that the career development journey starts from the moment you arrive at VIC. We help prepare you for success in today’s workforce by connecting students and graduates with employers.
Through one-on-one resumé critiques, interview preparation, employer on-site interviews, career fairs, plus a job bank of 16,000+ organizations posting 7,000+ jobs per year, we help you reach your career goals. We also support you in obtaining co-ops or work terms at an organization in your chosen field. Working in a professional setting is an important step in bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to gain invaluable work experience.
In order to maintain your status as an international student in Canada, there are several processes, documents and regulations you will need to familiarize yourself with.
Please note that Canadian immigration laws are subject to change. Refer to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) official website for the most up-to-date information.
Your study permit allows you to legally study in Canada. Make sure you know when your study permit expires. If your study permit is due to expire before you complete your program, you will need to apply for an extension to be able to continue studying in Canada. The best time to submit your request to extend your study permit is two to three months prior to the expiry date of the current one.
For more steps and information on how to extend your study permit and the documents required, view the Extending Your Study Permit Online.pdf guide.
Note: If you have some additional questions and wish to be connected to an immigration specialist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416.764.9900, to have a case opened.
If you require assistance in reviewing your application with an Immigration Specialist, it is best to visit them in person on-campus with all your relevant documents. Their on-campus schedule is available on our website.
Step 1: Create an account or sign in on the IRCC website
Step 2: Answer the online questionnaire (be sure to select “Study Permit” when prompted)
Step 3: Upload your supporting documents and a completed application form
Step 4: Click “Submit” and pay the application fee