Register for upcoming sessions through the ISS Events Calendar.

Our webinars and workshops

Webinars are group information sessions that are hosted virtually through Zoom. Workshops are group sessions that may be hosted virtually or in-person (pending public health restrictions). Workshops often include activities and participation.

Past presentations may be available below for students’ reference 48 hours after a webinar; however, presentation content is accurate the day it was presented. After that, it is possible information may change. Refer to the ISS website or contact iss@ucalgary.ca if you have questions.

Upcoming webinars and workshops

Canadian Immigration

International Student Services (ISS) has regulated Canadian immigration advisors available to help you with your study permit, work permit, visa and other immigration questions.

A Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) will present basic information on Permanent Residence pathways that may be available to you. Registration is mandatory. Sessions fill up very quickly and therefore we suggest signing up early if you wish to attend, as this session has a maximum capacity of 30 students.

This session is only available to current UCalgary Degree Seeking Students and Recent Graduates. This session is not open to Exchange students, Visiting Students, English language students (ESL and IFP Non-Degree), or Foreign Workers on campus.

No sessions available at this time.

Through this workshop you will learn how to effectively explore career options, search for jobs and set goals. Explore the possibility of staying in Canada to work with a Post Graduate Work Permit. A brief overview of Permanent Residency options will also be provided.

(Collaboration between International Student Services and Centre for Career and Personal Development)

Date and time:
March 07, 2024
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the immigration advisors from International Student Services (ISS) and learn how to apply for your post-graduation open work permit (PGWP). 

This presentation will provide an overview of how to apply for a PGWP and tips on what you can do to improve your application. 

Note: This session will discuss steps on how to apply for a PGWP. For questions related to working and travelling after graduation, please visit: Post-Graduation Work Permit | International Student Services | University of Calgary (ucalgary.ca)

Registration is required.

This session is only available to current UCalgary Degree Seeking Students and Recent Graduates.

This session is not open to Exchange students, Visiting Students, English language students (ESL and IFP Non-Degree), Continuing Education’s International Professional Program students and Foreign Workers on campus.

Date and time:
April 5, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Is your study permit expiring soon? International Student Services recommends applying for a study permit extension 4 months prior to expiration of your current document.

In this session a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) will present basic information on how to apply for a study permit extension.

There will be a discussion on how to demonstrate proof of financials and enrollment.

Registration is required. Please register with your UCalgary email.

***This session is only available to current UCalgary Degree Seeking Students. This session is open to Undergraduate, Graduate, Exchange students and visiting students. ***This session is not intended for English language students (ESL and IFP Non-Degree), Continuing Education Students, students in Continuing Education’s International Professional Program (IPP) or Foreign Workers on campus***

Date and time:
April 9, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orientation for New International Students

Getting Settled in Calgary/Alberta/Canada

The UCalgary International Student Services team looks forward to welcoming new international students each fall and winter term through our online orientation.

These online sessions are hosted throughout the summer and academic terms to assist new and returning students’ smooth adaptation to life in Calgary and studies at UCalgary. These are non-immigration, non-academic topics.

To register for upcoming International Student Online Orientation sessions please see our offers at our International Student Orientation page.

Log in to your “Pre-arrival Program for International Students” course on D2L to watch our welcome webinar recordings on the following topics:

  • Choosing Accommodation in Calgary
  • Discover Calgary
  • Finances and Planning for the Year Ahead
  • Finding Off-Campus Accommodation
  • Healthcare & Medical Insurance in Alberta
  • How to Adjust to Living in New City (Navigating Culture Shock)
  • How to Prepare for Your Arrival in Calgary
  • Important Settlement Tasks
  • International Students & the Canadian Tax System
  • ISS Information Session
  • Mentorship Programs for International Students 
  • Minor Students: Travelling & Studying in Canada
  • Resources for Daily Life Presentation 
  • Resources for Students with Families
  • Preparing to Start Your Career in Canada
  • Weather in Calgary 

Pre-arrival Program

The Pre-arrival program for international students is an online program on D2L that’s available to all incoming UCalgary international students. The program contains all the important information you need to know before and after your arrival. It’ll help ease your transition and help support you to thrive at UCalgary.

Once you’ve registered for at least one credit course, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the pre-arrival program. To access D2L platform, you must register your IT account

Access the program to follow a step-by-step list of tasks to complete as an international student and make your transition into university a successful one. 

Intercultural Capacity Building

Student Services Workshops

ISS works with an amazing team of colleagues across various university departments to provide support for international students. The ISS Events Calendar often includes these events, but check below for offerings provided by each service area: