International Student Services

Where are you from?

Emily Carr welcomes outstanding international students from over 50 countries.

Emily Carr’s international student population makes up nearly 20% of our student body. We offer services to facilitate success in learning and creative processes and to support you in your adjustment to the Canadian education experience. We can help with off-campus housing, medical insurance information, and orientation to University. We also provide events and programming throughout the year, and ongoing advising.

STUDY PERMITS + VISAS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you will need a valid study permit to live and study in Canada. For more information on study permits and to find out whether you require a visitor visa to enter Canada, please visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/study.asp

If you’re currently enrolled at a Canadian secondary, post-secondary or language school, you may need to apply for a new study permit. You can extend or change the terms of your permit from within Canada. For more information, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-extend.asp

WORKING IN CANADA

Canada’s work permit program allows international students to gain valuable work experience and to deepen their understanding of Canadian society. For more information, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp

POST-GRADUATION WORK PERMIT

The post-graduation work permit through Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. For more information, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp