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Travel to Canada Guide for International Students

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Join International Student Centre staff as we provide an overview of the comprehensive Travel to Canada Guide that we designed specifically for international students at BCIT.

 

The PGWP Explained: Understanding Eligibility

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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.

 

Canadian Workplace Success Skills

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Successfully finding work in Canada requires more than just the right education. Workplace skills, also called soft skills, are just as important as the hard, technical skills you gain through your education. Workplace skills can be developed through practice, but first we need to know which skills are in demand! This virtual workshop will be […]

The PGWP Explained: BCIT Required Documents

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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.

 

Travel to Canada Guide for International Students

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Join International Student Centre staff as we provide an overview of the comprehensive Travel to Canada Guide that we designed specifically for international students at BCIT.

 

Preparing to Graduate from BCIT for International Students

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Learn about the various requirements, considerations, and timelines that you should be aware of as an international student reaching the end of your program at BCIT. We will also discuss resources available for BCIT alumni. Please review Graduation Checklist before attending this session.

 

Off-Campus Housing Options for International Students

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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 and what neighborhoods may be a good choice for you. We will also go through some important considerations to keep in mind before signing any kind of […]

 

Getting Set Up

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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!

 

Understanding Your Guard.me Medical Insurance Policy

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If you are a new international student coming to study at BCIT, there is a good chance that you will use Guard.me International Insurance for temporary medical insurance coverage for your first 3 months in Canada until your BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) account is activated. Topics to be covered: How to know if you […]

 

International Orientation Meet & Greet - Welcome to Canada, eh!

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This interactive session is designed for newcomers and will explore various aspects of Canadian culture. New international students will have a fantastic opportunity to connect with other students and to hear from International Student Centre staff.

 

Navigating Metro Vancouver

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Join the International Student Centre for this informative online session that is designed to help international students gain a basic understanding of the geography, local transportation options, and important sites of the region.

 

Indigenous Welcome Circle for International Students

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New and returning international students are invited to attend an interactive session on Zoom that will introduce international students to Indigenous cultures and history in Canada. This event will also provide an opportunity for students to share their own cultures, stories, and connect with Indigenous Initiatives staff and BCIT's Indigenous Student Champions. Students can register […]

 

Working in Canada 101: Career Skills and Resources

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This session is the second part of Working in Canada 101, and will feature a special guest presentation from BCIT Student Association Career Services who will introduce some of the important events and resources that are available for international students studying at BCIT. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn how to develop skills to help […]

Working in Canada 101: Understanding Work Eligibility

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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. We will also briefly touch on who is required to have a co-op work permit. Please review Work Eligibility and Co-op Work Permits prior to attending this sessions.