From immigration consultants and academic advisors to residence life assistants and fellow international students, there are hundreds of people ready to help you get the most out of your Waterloo experience.
If you receive an offer of admission, visit the Student Success Office's website for information on applying for your study permit.
Immigration and arriving
- Waterloo's immigration consultants can help with your Canadian immigration status and details about other government resources.
- International Student Guide for tips and resources including information on your medical coverage.
- Sign up for International Orientation to get settled and learn about life in Canada.
- Get Waterloo Ready is the pre-arrival guide for all Waterloo students.
- International Peer Community: meet new people and learn about Canadian culture
- English Conversation Circles: a safe space to practise conversational English with friendly staff and other students
- Dozens of services for all Waterloo students such as academic advising, counselling, sports, residence, career advice, and more
After your first term starts
As you get ready to start your classes, there is lots of information specifically for international students relating to
- getting involved;
- Health, wellness, and security;
- taxes and working in Canada; and more!
Contact an international recruiter
Contact one of our international recruitment specialists who can answer any questions about applying, requirements, programs, co-op, and more.
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