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A wide range of support is available to all UCalgary international students in the areas of academics and transitional support.

Immigration Advising



International Student Services (ISS) has Regulated Immigration Advisors who are legally authorized to help with questions related to the following through booked advising appointments :

  • Canadian immigration (including study permits, work permits, and visas)
  • Canadian immigration options for partners/spouses and dependents of UCalgary students

Please have your UCalgary ID card with youThis is a 15-minute booked advising session. If you would like to book an ISS Advising appointment please book through Elevate and follow instructions here.

**Incoming students can send immigration and study permit questions by completing our Contact Form. Please note that one-on-one advising appointments are only available after you start your program.

Starting in January 2023, permanent residence advising appointments will no longer be available. Students are encouraged to attend permanent residence information sessions provided throughout the new year to learn about permanent residence pathways for international students.

Non-Academic, Non-Immigration Advising

If you are a new international student, you are automatically enrolled in the Pre-arrival Program for International Students course on D2L. In the course, you will find information about:

  • Setting up a Canadian bank account
  • Getting a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Understanding your medical insurance options
  • Understanding how to access health & wellness services
  • Learning about resources for family members (partners/spouses & children)
  • Accessing offices or resources on campus that can help you succeed in your personal or academic life
  • Participating in social or leadership opportunities to build your social network in Calgary

Our website will also answer most of your questions. Complete the Pre-arrival course and/or review our website before making an appointment with us. If you still have a specific question after reviewing the resources, please make an appointment with an advisor for further guidance. Please book through Elevate and follow instructions here.

If you are new to Calgary and need help with finding off-campus accommodations, you can book an advising appointment to ask questions and ensure you are making a decision that best suites your needs. 

Questions may include: cost, convenience, location, moving in and out, leases & rental references, and supports/resources. To request an appointment, email welcome@ucalgary.ca

Advising Support

Academic Support

The Student Success Centre supports students through programs and services that enhance learning and personal development from inquiry to degree completion.

Learn more about the Student Success Centre

Career Advising

Building your career begins with your education, and the next step is getting experience and getting connected. Career Services hosts a variety of events for you to explore your career options, meet with employers and build your network. Browse through events and services — you’re sure to find something that appeals to you.

Learn more about Career Advising

Information for Families

We understand that accompanying spouses, partners, and children of our international students have unique needs. We provide information, support and organize events to address the questions and concerns of our international family community

Find more information for families

Wellness Services

The services you need, right here on campus. Visit Wellness Services for medical care, mental health care, nutrition sessions, and chiropractic or massage appointments with our team of professionals.

Learn more about wellness services

Upcoming webinars and workshops