Grad Step Up Winter 2021 Sessions

Grad Step Up is an extended orientation program designed to support your transition to U of T as a new international graduate student by connecting you to key information, resources, and communities on campus.  

Join our Facebook Group to meet other students, find resources, and ask questions.  

For more information, contact gradstepup@utoronto.ca.  

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Toronto Tips for New Grad Students  

Wednesday, January 6, 9:30-11 am EST  

https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=28286

Are you a new international graduate student? Are you hoping to come to Toronto soon, or have you just moved here? Join our session to help you prepare and get the most out of living in Toronto! Returning international graduate students will share their tips, experiences, and general info related to living in Toronto (weather, transportation, rent, food, cultural attractions, etc.). Come with all your questions about living in Toronto!  

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Understanding Your Health Insurance Plans  

Tuesday, January 12, 9:30-11 am EST  

https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=28537

Are you a new international graduate student? Do you want to learn more about your different health insurance plans and how to get the most out of your benefits? Join our session that will go over the basics of your UHIP and supplementary Health and Dental plans, as well as some elements of the health care system in Canada. Returning international graduate students will share their tips and experience with the plans and health care system here.  

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Immigration Orientation Q&A for New International Graduate Students  

Monday, January 18, 9:30-10 am EST  

https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=28538

Are you a new international graduate student? Do you have questions related to your immigration status as an international student? Watch an Immigration Orientation session to get an overview of the following topics:  

  • Highlights from the Federal Government/IRCC’s Website  
  • Studying Online  
  • Deferral of Start Date  
  • Study Permit Approval and Next Steps  
  • Travel Restrictions and Exemptions  
  • Legal Documents and Important Things to Remember  
  • Working in Canada and Where to Get More Information  

After watching the Immigration Orientation session recording (the link will be emailed to you when you register), join us for this short Question & Answer session with an Immigration Advisor.  

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Navigating UofT Resources  

Thursday, February 4, 10-11:30 am EST  

https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/slevents.htm?eventId=28539

Are you a new international graduate student? Join us for a session that will help you navigate your experience at UofT. Gain valuable tips and insights from returning international students to find what you need and learn from their experience. You will have the opportunity to share your concerns and questions with other international graduate students.  


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