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.

 

SPE - Study Permit Extension Group Sessions

  • 2024-04-19(April 19,2024) -  SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-05-10(May 10,2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-06-14(June 14,2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-07-26(July 26,2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-08-23(August 23,2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-09-27(September 27,2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-10-18(October 18,2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-11-01(November 1, 2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-12-06(December 06,2024) - SPE from 9:30am to 12pm ADT

TRV- Temporary Resident / Entry Visa Group Sessions

  • 2024-05-17(May 17,2024) - TRV from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-06-28 (June 28,2024) - TRV from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-08-09(August 9,2024) - TRV from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-10-04(October 4,2024) - TRV from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-11-15(November 15,2024) - TRV from 9:30am to 12pm ADT

PGWP - Post-Graduation Work Permit Group Sessions 

  • 2024-05-24(May 24,2024) - PGWP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-07-12(July 12,2024) - PGWP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-09-13(September 13,2024) - PGWP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-10-25(October 25,2024) - PGWP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-11-08(November 8,2024) - PGWP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-12-13(December 13,2024) - PGWP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT

Co-op Work Permit Group Sessions

  • 2024-04-26( April 26,2024) - CO-OP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-05-31(May 31,2024) – CO-OP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-09-20(September 20,2024) - CO-OP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-10-11(October 11,2024) - CO-OP from 9:30am to 12pm ADT
  • 2024-11-22(November 22,2024) - CO-OP from 9:30am to 12pm 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). 

    • Mondays  2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ADT
    • Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ADT
    • Thursdays: 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.