News archive - 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Protect yourself from scams 

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Phone, text message, and web-based scams are on the rise in Canada

Fraudsters invent new schemes and strategies daily. It is vital that students learn how to identify illegitimate claims to protect themselves. 

A recent scam involves thieves using automated phone messages in Mandarin to impersonate Chinese officials. These calls claim the recipient is linked to crimes in China. Using high-pressure techniques, fraudsters share false threats against the victim’s family, instruct them to move to a second location, demand large sums of cash, etc.  

Friday, September 30, 2022

Extension of Distance Learning Policy for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Eligibility

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Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended the distance learning provision for eligibility to August 31, 2023.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Scam alert: Telephone calls targeting Asian communities

Please be aware of an ongoing scam targeting Asian communities in Kitchener-Waterloo. The scammers are targeting callers with automated messages that claim to be calling from the Beijing police, INTERPOL, the Chinese consulate or a delivery agency. These calls are threatening in nature and the message alleges that you are under investigation. 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

New term, new options to support your success

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As you continue your transition back to in-person learning and on-campus experiences for the spring 2022 term, the Student Success Office (SSO) will offer a variety of services and resources in a hybrid model to best meet your needs.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Pre-entry tests not required for fully vaccinated travellers to Canada

Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada. Please see our COVID-19 Information FAQ on preparing to enter Canada as a student.

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