News for International

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. 

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET)

The Government of Canada has created a new temporary resident pathway for Ukrainian nationals and their families called Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). Visit the Government of Canada’s website for an overview of all immigration measures for people affected by the war in Ukraine.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Considerations before taking a leave from studies as an international student

Student with face mask in classroom

As an international student in Canada, to stay in compliance with your study permit conditions, you must actively pursue studiesNon-compliance can result in negative consequences imposed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Monday, November 15, 2021

Celebrating International Education Week

Celebrate International Education Week.

From November 15-19, the University of Waterloo will highlight the merits of international education by celebrating International Education Week (#IEW2021). At the Student Success Office (SSO), we see this week as an opportunity to highlight the value of international education for the whole campus community, specifically the way it fosters global connections. This November, discover the many virtual and on-campus events taking place and how the SSO can help you make global connections all year round.