News for International

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Scam alert - CRA refund scam

CRA e-transfer scam.

Please be aware of an ongoing email scam targeting people filing a 2019 income tax return. The fraudsters claim a refund for a specific amount (e.g. $441.34) has been issued to the recipient, which will be deposited on credit card. The recipient is directed to log in at the CRA Revenue Office Portal and follow the instructions on the screen, including entering credit card details. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Scam alert - CRA e-transfers scam

CRA e-transfer scam.

Please be aware of an ongoing email scam targeting students. The fraudsters claim that the recipient overpaid tax in 2019 and request the recipient to start a claim to receive an e-transfer. 

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.

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.