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Working in Canada 101: Understanding Work Eligibility

Join staff from the International Student Centre for a workshop designed to help international students understand on-campus and off-campus work eligibility during your studies and any regularly scheduled breaks. Please review our Work Eligibility page before attending this session.

All About Study Permits & Co-op Work Permits

As a study permit holder, there are a number of conditions that IRCC requires you to meet.  Join the International student Centre as we go over study permit condition requirements. We will also touch on who is required to have a co-op work permit, eligibility/requirement criteria and how to apply for a co-op work permit. […]

Exploring Beautiful British Columbia


This virtual workshop is designed to introduce international students to some of the most interesting destinations in BC, including several local ski resorts. We will also share some helpful travel resources and go over some basic outdoor adventure safety tips.

Stress Management Strategies for International Students


Join us for a conversation about mental health and well-being, and learn more about support resources available to international students at BCIT. Participants will also be able to share and practice strategies for building resilience and managing stress.

Academic Supports & Policies for International Students


This online workshop is designed specifically for international students and will: highlight several of BCIT's key academic support initiatives, and provide an overview of BCIT's academic policies including topics such as academic integrity and disputing a mark.  

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Explained


Join International Student Centre staff for a virtual workshop as we provide a general overview of the post-graduation work permit (PGWP) including the eligibility criteria and how the length of a PGWP is determined.

Travel to Canada Guide for International Students


Join International Student Centre staff as we provide an overview of our comprehensive Travel to Canada Guide that we have designed specifically for international students coming to study at BCIT or returning after a trip abroad. This will help you understand the current rules and regulations you may need to adhere to in order to be allowed […]

Getting Set Up in BC


Once you arrive in British Columbia, it’s time to get set up so you can start living like a local! Join us as we go through our Getting Set Up Guide to make sure that you are on track to successfully prepare for starting your program at BCIT and your new life in British Columbia!

Off-Campus Housing Options for International Students


Need to find a place to live during your studies at BCIT? Join us for a special workshop to learn more about off-campus housing options for international students. We will introduce our online Housing Guide and go through some important considerations to keep in mind before signing any kind of lease or rental contract in […]

International Orientation - Flexible Learning


New international students starting a Flexible Learning program (formerly Part-time Studies) are invited to join us to go over key information about Flexible Learning, registration tips, course registration dates, and BCIT student services.