Before arranging any travels, check if you're eligible to enter Canada, prepare documents to support essential travel, create and submit a self-isolation plan if needed, and know what to do upon arrival at the airport or border.
International Student Guide
If you're travelling to Canada
Before you start at UBC
Your UBC checklist
Your guide to resources while you're at UBC
Learn about the immigration documents and information you may need during your studies.
Make sure you have the right coverage for your time in Canada and at UBC.
There are important things to consider before you make any major decisions during your degree.
Understand how taxes work in Canada and get a SIN for awards and scholarships, or to work.
Information for your family
See what you need to prepare if your family is planning to visit or join you.
Immigration document support
Browse the complete list of tutorials for instructions on a range of topics, such as applying for or amending your study permit, BC Medical Services Plan, and more.
Application review courses
Before applying, enrol in a Canvas application review course for step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your study permit extension, Temporary Resident Visa, co-op work permit, or Post-Graduation Work Permit application.
Get immigration reminders
Add your document expiry dates to the confidential UBC Reminder System and get notifications for when you need to extend your documents.
If you still have questions
International Student Advising
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.