Information Sessions for Students
Information Sessions are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from September 13 to December 23, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm NLST.
Tuesday and Thursday are special topic sessions, while Wednesday is a drop in Q&A session. For the month of September, Wednesdays session will be a drop in Q&A for Immigration and Arrivals.
The sessions will be held remotely through Brightspace (course: Immigration Support for International Students). If you do not have access, email firstname.lastname@example.org for link.
Initial and Pending Study Permit Applications
This session is specifically for students who have been recently admitted to Memorial University. We will outline the process of applying for your initial study permit and will discuss the impacts the pandemic is having on study permit processing.
Ask your Immigration Advisor
These sessions are an open Q&A with an IO immigration advisor. Bring your questions about study permit, visas and work permits
Immigration and Arrivals
These sessions are an open Q&A with an IO immigration advisor and a member of the Arrivals and Self Isolation Team. Bring your questions about study permit, visas and work permits, arrivals and self isolation.
Study Permits and Work
This session will outline the work authorization of a study permit. We will review how IRCC distinguishes between on and off campus work and will review the eligibility requirements and restrictions of work as a student.
Refused Study Permits
This session is for students who have been refused a study permit from outside of Canada. IO immigration advisors will provide details on reasons for refusal and will provide tips on re-submitting an application.
Study Permit Extensions
This session will review the process of seeking an extension to your study permit in Canada.
This session will review the process of applying for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) from inside of Canada that is need to seek re-entry to Canada.
Coop Work Permit
This session will review the requirement of a coop work permit for students who have a mandatory work component to their program of study. We will outline when and how to apply for a coop work permit
Spouses/ Partners and Dependents of International Students
This session will review eligibility and application process for the Open Spousal Work Permit and will discuss the requirements for minor children coming to Canada.
IRCC Session: Pathways to Immigration
This session will be presented by a representative from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Outreach Network and will review opportunities for international students to obtain permanent residency.
Post-Graduation Work Permit
This session will review the eligibility criteria for a PGWP and outline the process of applying for a PGWP. It is recommended for those who have or will complete their program in 2020-2021.
OIM Session: Immigration to NL
This session will be presented by a representative from the provincial Office Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM and will review opportunities to immigrate to NL as a permanent resident.
This session will review the impact of a student’s registration status (part time, full time, not registered) on their study permit conditions and eligibility to work during and after studies. The session will discuss IRCC’s mandated compliance reporting process for designated learning institutions (DLIs).
Q&A on Permanent Resident Pathways for International Students with Immigration Lawyer Meghan Felt, McInnes Cooper
This session is an opportunity for students to ask an Immigration Lawyer about permanent resident pathways available to international students in Canada.