Immigration information sessions
We offer several immigration information sessions each term. Some are given by our immigration advisers while others are given by our partners. Here are examples of recurring topics:
How to apply for a study permit
Are you a newly admitted student? Find out how to apply for it, what the different streams are, the supporting documents you may need and more!
If you’re not sure of the rules related to working on or off campus, this session will clear your doubts! It covers eligibility, number of hours allowed and many other questions about working in Canada as an international student.
How to extend your study permit
During your studies you may have to extend your study permit. This session can help you understand the documents you need and the steps to take to submit your application.
How to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
As an international student, you might be able to stay and work in Canada after your studies. Learn more about this work permit, including eligibility criteria, application timelines and documents required.
Journey to permanent residence in Canada for international students
If you wish to live in Canada after your studies as a permanent resident, this information session can be helpful. It covers many topics, such as the different pathways available, eligibility criteria, and the process. This session is offered by IRCC and isn’t recorded.
See the full schedule of upcoming information sessions held by our immigration advisers by visiting our events page.
Recordings and tutorials
Our immigration advisers add recordings of their information sessions and tutorials to the uOttawa International YouTube channel Immigration Information Sessions Playlist. In addition to the recording, you can find a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation in the video’s description. Available tutorials cover topics such as making an urgent request and overcoming a study permit refusal.
You can email simple questions to our immigration advisers. For more complex situations or to have your application reviewed before submission, we recommend that you email us to book an advising appointment. See the above resources first, though, as they may answer your questions.
Before booking an advising appointment, consider attending a weekly virtual “SOS Immigration” drop-in session. You might get your answers in real-time.