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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.  

All dates and times of events are available in our events calendar.

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.

Working in Canada information session

The International Students Office is hosting an information session to address some of the practical matters facing students who are planning to work in Montreal or anywhere else in Canada.

We will look at the proper documentation needed authorizing you to work on and off campus, what resources are available to help you find work, obtaining your Social Insurance Number and filing taxes

This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Immigration Canada’s rules and regulations and have all your questions answered. 

Post-graduation work permit information session

Did you know that you are allowed to work in Canada after you graduate from a participating Canadian Post-Secondary Institution?

This session is intended to clarify the policies outlining the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program as well as assist with the application process. Immigration Canada's policy of post-graduation employment was developed to benefit international students in a meaningful way, by enabling them to acquire Canadian work experience.

These sessions are reserved for students in their last term of studies.

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