These webinars and workshops are aimed at new international students preparing for their arrival and for returning students on legal and administrative issues related to their status.

International Students’ Virtual Office

Do you have questions about your international student status? Your obligations? Your arrival? Come and meet our Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIA) Lysange Gervais and Alison Threatt. These sessions are a 5-10 minute drop-in meeting period on Zoom. Come knock on the door of our virtual office!

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST.

Drop-in period

Do you have questions about your international student status? Your obligations? Your arrival? Do you have any questions about mobility opportunities abroad that may be available to you? Come and meet the Bishop’s International team in our Office in the Paterson Hall (PAT 101) to find answers to your questions!

Monday to Thursday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM starting September 11, 2023.

Orientation sessions for NEW STUDENTS – Winter 2024

International Student Welcome Session (in-person, mandatory):

Studying in a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. Bishop’s International is here to help and support you as you integrate into your new academic and living environment. In this Welcome Session, you will receive important information that will help you thrive as a student and to better start your first semester at Bishop’s!

When: Tuesday, January 9th, 2024, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM EST
Registration table: from 1:00 to 1:30 PM EST

Where: Bishop Williams Hall (BWH), JOH-200

Register online

Personalized Welcome for International Students (in-person, mandatory):

Our team of Student Ambassadors will give you the essential information you need to know, from insurance and immigration documents to nailing the Bishop’s info essentials like WiFi, BU email, Moodle, and more, making your student life and acing your semester easier.

Take part in the Personalized Welcome, meet our student ambassadors, and earn stamps by gathering information. Then, drop your completed passport in the box at Bishop’s International Office (Paterson 101) and you could have the chance to win one of two $25 Tim Hortons gift card! You can collect the information in one time or in several times, according to your availability and the schedule below.

January 10th to 12th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
January 15th to 19th, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM EST

In the SUB (Student Union Building, in front of Doolittle’s Co-op)

Webinars or workshops for NEW STUDENTS – Winter 2024

Imminent departure: The final preparations
December 13, 2023, 11:00 AM, EST
Register for the “Imminent departure: the final preparations” webinar

Winter Readiness Workshop
December 14, 2023, 11:00 AM, EST
Register for the “Winter Readiness Workshop” webinar

I am still waiting for my immigration documents, what should I do?
January 8, 2024, 11:00 AM, EST
Register for the “I am still waiting for my immigration documents” webinar

Webinars or workshops for RETURNING STUDENTS

My CAQ and study permit: How to renew it? (online)
December 7, 2023, 1:00 PM, EST
Register for the “My CAQ and study permit: How to renew it?” webinar

Post-Graduation Work Permit: What you need to know for your application (online)
Date to be determined for Winter 2024.

Pathways to Permanent Residence (inside Quebec) (in French)
The MIFI and IRCC are offering information sessions on immigration to Quebec.
Register for November 28, 2023, 10 AM – 12 PM
Register for November 29, 2023, 12 PM to 2 PM
Register for November 30, 2023, 4 PM to 6 PM
Register for December 5, 2023, 2 PM to 4 PM

Pathways to Permanent Residence (outside of Quebec) (online)
Look at the PowerPoint presentation and watch the video (see below).

Play the video recording (36 minutes)
Recording password: Fall2023