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All About MSP: BC’s Provincial Health Insurance

Online

Join staff from the International Student Centre for a workshop designed to help international students understand what is BC Medical Services Plan (MSP), why it is essential, and how to apply. Students with questions about their existing or previous MSP accounts should contact Health Insurance BC directly, since we do not have access to any […]

 

International Student Services

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International students have access to a great number of services, resources, and facilities at BCIT. Join us as we go through our International Student Services to make sure that you are on track to successfully prepare for starting your program at BCIT!

 

International Trivia Night

Online

Join your fellow peers for a fun trivia style game hosted online by the International Student Centre and the BCIT Student Association!

 

Understanding Co-op Work Permits

Online

Join staff from the International Student Centre for a workshop designed to help international students understand the Co-op Work Permit.  We will 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. Please review Co-op Work Permits prior to attending this sessions.

 

International Wordle Challenge

Online

Join your fellow peers in the BCIT community to play this popular online word game! This is a fun opportunity to connect and meet students and staff from around the world. New and experienced players all welcome!

 

Understanding Academic Status: Full-time vs Part-time

Online

Did you know that BCIT is required to report the status of each student whose study permit lists BCIT as the Designated Learning Institute? Find out more about what it means to be considered “enrolled full-time” and why this may be extremely important to you and your future plans. This session is specifically designed for […]

 

Career Planning in Canada

Online

As a newcomer to Canada, you need a strategy for managing your Canadian career journey. You may be transitioning from a successful career in your home country, or BCIT may be your first post-secondary education experience. Either way, your plan should include career goals in addition to your education goals to ensure you are successfully […]

You are not alone: Finding mental health supports for international students

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Studying in a new country can be challenging, particularly during this phase of COVID-19. Whether you’re looking to connect with others or understand what services are available at BCIT, this workshop provides an opportunity to share and practice strategies for building resilience and managing stress.  

 

ISC Lunch & Lounge: Chill out with Chopin

International Student Lounge - Burnaby Campus SW01 1160 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Bring your lunch to the International Student Lounge (SW1 1160) and relax as we share a video of a lovely orchestral arrangement of Piano Concerto No. 1 e-minor by classical composer Frederic Chopin (who was born on this day in 1810). Registration is required but feel free to come and go anytime between 12:00-12:30. During […]

 

Understanding Study Permits

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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. Please review Conditions of study Permit holders in Canada before attending this session.

 

ISC Lunch & Lounge: International Women's Day

International Student Lounge - Burnaby Campus SW01 1160 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Bring your lunch to the International Student Lounge at 12:00 and have a chance to meet some other students from around the world as we watch a short thought-provoking video about International Women’s Day followed by a short small-group discussion. Registration is required and we ask all participants to arrive promptly at 12:00.

 

The PGWP Explained: Understanding Eligibility

Online

This session is a must for any international student who is considering applying for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) and who wishes to gain valuable work experience in Canada after graduating from BCIT. Please review Post-Graduation Work Permits before attending this session.

 

ISC Soccer

Sports Field at Burnaby Campus

Meet at 12:20 pm on the outdoor sports field behind the SE16 building ready to play! The game will be casual with no slide-tackling allowed, though proper sports clothing and soccer cleats are highly recommended. You may be able to use the change rooms at Recreation Services before and after the game. Additional information will […]

 

The PGWP Explained: BCIT Required Documents

Online

Join International Student Centre staff as we go through how to prepare for your PGWP application. Please review Post-Graduation Work Permits before attending this session.

 

Canadian Workplace Culture

Online

This workshop will introduce International students and newcomers to Canada to some common customs and expectations in Canadian workplaces and learn about some of the values that Canadian employers have. Learn how to adapt to the unique culture of your industry and understand what being “the right fit” means to employers. This virtual workshop will […]