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Workshops and Information Sessions

The International Students Office offers a wide variety of essential, informative and useful information sessions and workshops for international students. Some of them are designed for newly admitted students while others are directed at current and graduating students.  

Visas and Immigration

It is the responsibility of all international students studying at Concordia University to ensure that their immigration documents are valid and that they maintain legal status in Canada during the entire duration of their studies and stay in Canada. The International Students Office (ISO) is here to direct you to immigration resources concerning Study Permits, CAQ, Temporary Resident Visas, and Work Permits.


Health Insurance Q&A Session


Are you interested in finding out how to navigate the Quebec health care system and how to make use of your International Blue Cross Health Insurance plan? Do you wonder where you can go to see a doctor? If you have answered “yes” to any of this questions, this session is for you.

Co-operative Education Information Session


This session is jointly given by the Institute of Cooperative Education and International Students Office and provides information about benefits of co-op education and proper immigration documents for international students who wish to pursue co-op work opportunities.

Living Far Away From Home Support Group


In these two workshops participants will learn what homesickness is, including its stages and symptoms. The workshops will give you an opportunity to share your experiences, your personal challenges and success stories. You will leave equipped with knowledge on how to effectively manage cultural adaptation and maybe even make a friend or two!

Tax Info-session for International Students


This session will provide general information on filing a Canadian income tax return by international students. Topics discussed in this session will include: who is required to file an income tax return; how and when to complete the tax returns; the difference between your Social Security Number and your Individual Tax Number; which records and  forms must be kept when filing your income tax return. 

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