Tuesday, September 5, 2023

5 ways to boost your learning this term

Feeling mixed emotions about the new term? That’s normal. It can be exciting and overwhelming. One way to ease the pressure is to seek out support before you even need it. That’s where learning support from the Student Success Office can help.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Marking and assessment boycott at United Kingdom universities

An ongoing labour dispute is currently affecting universities in the United Kingdom (UK) and may affect students planning to go to the UK on exchange in the fall 2023 term.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

IRCC requires multi-factor authentication for user accounts

Starting July 31, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will require multi-factor authentication for users logging into their accounts through GCKey.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

New public policy on study permit exemption

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced a new temporary public policy which allows eligible foreign workers to study without a study permit.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Canada offers open work permit extension for eligible workers

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is facilitating an open work permit extension for eligible workers who can opt-in to extend their work permit.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Thirteen new countries now qualify for visa-free travel to Canada

On June 6, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that 13 additional countries would be added to the electronic travel authorization (eTA) program. An eTA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. After applying for and being approved for an eTA, it is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for up to 5 years

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

IRCC launches new application status tracker

If you've ever applied for a study permit or work permit before, you know how difficult it can be to get updates on your application’s progress! This year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced a new application status tracking system that provides more frequent and detailed updates on your application’s progress. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

Spring updates from the Student Success Office

Welcome to spring on campus! All of us at the Student Success Office are wishing you the best this term. And we're here to help. Check out all the ways we can support you: 

Friday, May 5, 2023

Temporary immigration measures for Sudanese nationals in Canada

On April 24, 2023, IRCC announced new immigration measures to support Sudanese temporary residents who are currently in Canada and may be unable to return home due to the rapidly deteriorating situation in their country.   

The current temporary measures came into effect on April 30, 2023, and will expire on October 27, 2023.  

Monday, May 1, 2023

New role at the Student Success Office aims to support international students

Are you seeking support as an International Student? Cyntia Brătan is here to help!  

The Student Success Office (SSO) at the University of Waterloo hosts the International Student Experience (ISE) team. In January 2023, ISE introduced a brand-new role to enhance the international undergraduate and graduate student experience: the International Student Support Specialist.

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