International Orientation Events

If you been accepted into new program at BCIT, you can expect to be contacted with details about upcoming International Orientation events to help prepare you for success at BCIT. All International Orientation events will be held online until further notice.

While these events are optional to attend, they are a great opportunity for international students to receive important information and to make connections with each other. Please keep in mind that capacity may be limited for certain events and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.

For questions about any of these events, please contact

Please note that International Orientation events are completely separate from program orientations, which are mandatory for all of the students in a particular program. Program orientation information will be provided by your program area.

Spring 2020 International Orientation Events

Welcome Presentation

Date & Time: April 29th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Join International Student Centre for a special online presentation using Zoom that will go over important information such as study permits, status in Canada, medical insurance, student services, and special measures due to COVID-19. There will also be a chance to connect with other new students through an interactive icebreaker activity!

This presentation is aimed at new international students who are planning to start a program anytime during April, May, or June 2020. To register, please send an email with your name and BCIT student number to no later than 1:00 pm on the day of the event and we will provide the invite link.

Working in Canada 101

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 19th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Are you considering working in Canada? If so, this session is a must! Find out about regulations pertaining to working in Canada and some great tips on how to find a job and launch your career. Co-presented with BCIT Student Association Career Services.

Any international student is welcome to join this presentation. Registration details to be posted soon.

Fall 2020 International Orientation

The majority of Fall 2020 International Orientation events are being planned for the week of August 31st - September 4th. Please check back here in mid-summer for updates.

International Student Entry Program Orientation

Date & Time: See the ISEP 2020 Calendar.
All new students starting the IS EP program are required to attend the ISEP Orientation which combines the program orientation with an international orientation and is co-hosted by the ISEP program area and by the International Student Centre. ISEP Orientation details will be communicated directly all new ISEP students.