CIE workshops for international students

Working in Canada and Entry Documents – Q&A

Are you an international student who would like to work in Canada?

If so, watch one or more of these instructional videos first and then join us for the Q&A session covering the topics listed below.

How to Apply for a New Entry Visa (TRV) from Inside Canada


  • Your legal rights and obligations when it comes to working in Canada.
  • The different types of work permits/work authorizations.
  • Eligibility criteria for on-campus employment; off-campus employment; co-op work permit; and post-graduation work permit.
  • Applying for a new entry visa from inside Canada after getting a post-graduation work permit.
  • The maximum hours that an international student is allowed to work during the academic year (Fall and Winter)
  • The eligibility criteria for working full time during scheduled breaks (Winter and Summer breaks)
  • Working between the gap period between the first and second degree (for students who plan to enroll in a second degree/program).
  • Working during the transition period from student status to worker status.
  • Getting a social insurance number (SIN).

Dates and times:

April 12| 10:00- 11:00 am. Click here to register.

April 20| 10:00- 11:00 am. Click here to register.

Study Permits and Entry Documents- Q&A

This Q&A session will cover how to apply for a study permit from outside Canada, how to apply to extend your study permit from inside Canada, and how to get an “entry visa” (TRV) or electronic travel authorization (eTA). Topics for discussion will include applying online; applying for family members (spouse/partner and/or children) to accompany you; communicating with Immigration Canada, responding to immigration officers’ requests; improving your chances of success; and what to do if your application is refused.

Please note that this will be a group drop-in session and any information you provide about your personal situation will be in a group setting. If you have questions of a confidential/private nature that require privacy, please book a one-on-one appointment with one of the advisors.

Dates and times:

April 7| 10- 11am. Click here to register.

April 14| 2:00- 3:00 pm. Click here to register.

April 18| 2:00- 3:00 pm. Click here to register.

April 26| 10:00- 11:00 am. Click here to register.

Introduction to Income Taxes in Canada

Are you an international student wondering whether you should file taxes in Canada? Do you have questions about your eligibility and the process? Then join us at this income tax info session brought to you by representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency, who are here to provide an overview of tax requirements and responsibilities of international students and respond to your questions and concerns.

Dates and times:

April 13| 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Click here to register.

Preparing to Go Home: Coping With Cultural Re-Adjustment

Are you preparing to go home for the summer break? After spending several months or years in Canada, going home is exciting and comforting. You may also find that home is different from what it was when you left. Join this workshop to learn more about reverse culture shock or cultural readjustment and build confidence in navigating a new or unfamiliar environment. Through this workshop, we will share tips and strategies to cope with cultural readjustment as you embark on your journey home.

Dates and times:

April 28| 3:00- 4:30 pm | Click here to register.

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