International Student Events

Almost a quarter of our student population is made up of international students. And we love to celebrate that diversity. As an international student, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialize and network by participating in one of our international student events.

Upcoming Events

For upcoming events for current students, check out the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for our Students Acting for Global Awareness (SAGA) student led group or check the list here.

Group Sessions

Sign up for group sessions when you are ready to apply for permits, as the application will be completed during the session. 

Register for a group session through Microsoft Bookings. You will need to enter your name, A number, and SMU email address. Only students who register for a group session will receive a confirmation and invitation.

Group sessions are held on Microsoft Teams. Sign up for MS Teams with your SMU email address (name@smu.ca) and log in to the session using that account. 

If you reside outside of Canada, or if you have questions, contact international.centre@smu.ca.

Study Permit Group Sessions

  • May 18, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • June 15, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  ADT
  • July 20, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  ADT
  • August 17, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  ADT
  • September 14, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT

Temporary Resident Visa

  • May 25, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • July 27, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • October 5, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT

Post-Graduation Work Permit

  • May 11, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • June 8, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • July 13, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • August 10, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • September 21, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT

Co-op Work Permit Group Session

  • June 22, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • August 24, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT
  • September 28, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADT

Immigration Advising

Starting March 1, 2022, the International Student Centre offers virtual one-on-one immigration advising appointments. Book an immigration advising appointment through Microsoft Bookings. You will need to enter your name, A number, and SMU email address. Only students who register for a group session will receive a confirmation and invitation.

In your 15-minute appointment, our immigration advisor will answer your questions about your study permit, work permit, or visa. These appointments are for permit questions only. If you are ready to apply for your permit or a permit extension, attend the group sessions noted above.

International students can continue to email inquiries, questions, and forms to international.centre@smu.ca. Please include your A# and full name.

Office Walk-In Hours

The International Student Centre is located at 305 Student Centre (on the third floor). 

  • Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. ADT
  • Fridays 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ADT

International Advising

Our international student advisor will answer any other questions, such as the transition to university and Canada, finding housing, or obtaining your identification cards or Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Book an international advising appointment through Microsoft Bookings. You will need to enter your name, A number, and SMU email address. Advising sessions are held on Microsoft Teams.