International Student Advisors are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) who can help support you in your experience as a UBC international student.
International Student Advising
What International Student Advising can help with
International Student Guide
Find answers to your questions on studying and working in Canada, health insurance, as well as step-by-step tutorials to prepare your immigration application and more.
Application Review Sessions
Review your study permit extension, temporary resident visa, or post-graduation work permit application with an International Student Advisor in a small group setting in person or online through a webinar before applying. Sessions are offered multiple times each week.
What International Student Advising cannot help with
- Parent, extended family, or friend’s documents (only spouse/common-law partners and children)
- Questions about Permanent Residence
- Work permits unrelated to studies
- Influencing processing times
- Contacting IRCC on your behalf
- Starting your own business
- US immigration or any other country’s immigration regulations
- Prospective student inquiries
- Advising non-UBC students
Get immigration reminders
Add your document expiry dates to the confidential UBC Reminder System and receive notifications for when you need to extend your documents. You can also get helpful tips on how to prepare your application.
Hear about jobs, news, and events
Sign up for the Community Update newsletter to get important weekly updates for international UBC students.
Leave a message for an International Student Advisor to get advice.
International Student Advising is available for advising in person as well as through Zoom.
- Monday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Friday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Monday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
- Tuesday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- Thursday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
- Friday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
For non-immigration inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your student number in the subject line.
For issues related study permit, work permits, visas, eTA, work policies, or immigration policies, email email@example.com, making sure to include all of the following information:
- Your student number in the subject line
- Your name
- Your citizenship(s)
- All permit and visa expiration dates (if applicable)
- Currently in Canada (Yes or No)
If you request specific assistance, please provide detailed information including applicable documents such as a rejection letter.