Welcome to the ISSO Student Newsletter!

In this edition you will find important updates regarding social programming, UHIP coverage, funding options, immigration support, and our upcoming events.

Social Programming Updates

New Social Media Handles: Ravens Student Life 

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) and Student Experience Office (SEO) are proud to present… Ravens Student Life!

This new social channel will function as a dedicated space for your student life programs, contests, and events. As a result, the @Carletonisso Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page will be going offline.

Follow our new socials @SLRavens on Facebook and Twitter and @CarletonSEO on Instagram for the latest international student updates!

Introducing the Global PALS

The Global PALS (Peer Advisors Lending Support) Program provides incoming and current international students with the opportunity to connect with an upper year student who can provide insights and support as you navigate social, cultural, and academic life at Carleton University and in Ottawa. Global PALS can support you in navigating Ottawa and Carleton resources, student support services, involvement opportunities, Canadian culture, and much more. They are available via email and Microsoft Teams video chat. To find out more and connect with the Global PALS, visit here.

Canada Day Events 

July 1st marks Canada Day, Canada’s national holiday. This year, the Government of Canada is offering ways to celebrate virtually, with online concertsactivity kitsand events hosted around the world. 

The ISSO will be hosting a special Canada Day edition of Canadian Tea Time on June 30th, featuring trivia and prizes, as well as a Canada Day Photo Scavenger Hunt. Join us to learn, reflect, and celebrate! 

UHIP Updates

Your Summer UHIP Coverage

If you were registered in a degree program for the 2019-2020 academic year, your UHIP is valid until August 31, 2020.  If you are returning to classes in Fall, your UHIP will be reinstated as of September 1, 2020.

Immigration Updates

NEW: An International Student Specific Covid-19 FAQ

The ISSO recognizes that the uncertainty of this evolving situation is particularly difficult for our international student community. We’ve prepared a COVID-19 FAQ to provide with the latest answers and information to address your concerns.

Immigration Webinars, Workshops, and Q&As

Our advisors are providing webinars and Q & A sessions over the course of the summer on immigration topics like Study Permit Secrets and Express Entry. For details on our July offerings, please visit theISSO Events page.  

Step-by-Step Application Guides Available!

Questions about applying for a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) or your Study Permit Renewal? The ISSO’s immigration advisors have created this step-by-step PGWP Application Guide (PDF, 239 KB) and Study Permit Renewal Guide (PDF, 1,327 KB) to assist you in the process. 

Immigration Advisors Remain Available for Personalized Support

Many study and work permit applications are a little more complicated than usual due to COVID-19.  We want to remind you that the ISSO’s immigration advisors are available to assist you. If you need a personal consultation with an immigration advisor, please contact us via email at isso@carleton.ca. 

Upcoming Events

Stay informed, Keep Connected.

The International Student Newsletter will be sent out every second Wednesday.