News archive - 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

New in-Canada biometric requirements from IRCC

Passport image. Photo by Blake Guidry on Unsplash.

As of December 3, 2019, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires you to submit your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for all immigration applications from within Canada.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

IRCC is now emailing international students

Student checking their email.

IRCC is now emailing international students directly. Learn why you may receive an email.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Add a chosen/preferred first name for use across campus

Do you want professors and interviewers to call you by a different first name? Take a minute now to verify or tell us your chosen/preferred first name in WatIAM.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Celebrating International Education Week

Celebrate International Education Week.

From November 18-22, the University of Waterloo will highlight the merits of international education by celebrating International Education Week (#IEW2019). At the SSO, we see this week as an opportunity to celebrate diversity at the University and the fostering of global connections. This November discover the many events happening on campus and how the SSO can help you make global connections all year round. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scam alert - Fraudulent activity scam

Please be aware of an ongoing scam targeting students in Kitchener-Waterloo. The fraudsters pretend to be calling from government agencies such as Canada Revenue Agency, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Service Canada or the Waterloo Regional Police and inform students that some identity theft had taken place under their Social Insurance Number. They tell students that in order to avoid repercussions, they must pay a fee immediately and deposit it into a safety deposit box.