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The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is offering a variety of supports to assist students in planning for travel to Canada for the Fall 2022 term. We have a dedicated team of staff to support students with preparing for travel, immigration and study permit processes, and adjusting to life in Canada as you prepare for an in-person experience at Carleton University for the Fall 2022 term.

Applying for a Study Permit

The ISSO is hosting weekly Ask an Immigration Advisor Q&A sessions in April and May. Students can drop-in to these sessions to connect with a member of the ISSO’s Immigration Advising team to ask about study permits, co-op work permits, post-graduation work-permits, or other immigration-related inquiries.

Register for Ask an Immigration Advisor Q&A Sessions here:

Once students accept an offer of admission to Carleton, it is important to apply for a study permit as soon as possible! Be sure to watch helpful videos and join study permit live chats dedicated to new students on April 20 and May 5 with Carleton’s certified immigration advisors.

Register for email reminders for Study Permits Live Chats here:

Planning Your Travel

Attend our Travel and Quarantine Q&A session on April 29 to connect with the travel support team and learn about current Canadian travel and quarantine requirements, including vaccine and testing requirements, quarantine and exemption information, health insurance, and navigating the ArriveCan app used for entry to Canada.

Register for Travel and Quarantine Q&A here:

Adjusting to Life in Canada

Attend the Ottawa Housing Search 101 workshop on May 25 to learn about navigating the Ottawa housing market. Participants will learn about resources for searching for accommodations in Ottawa, tools for evaluating properties, anticipated costs, and information on applying to university residence as an upper-year student.

Register for Ottawa Housing Search 101 here:

New students joining Carleton University for their first semester can sign up for I-Start Orientation with registration opening on May 1 and programming launching on July 11. I-Start is an online orientation to support international students in their transition to Carleton and Canada. In this free online mini-course, you will receive resources and information that will help you transition successfully to student life at Carleton and in Canada. This orientation has been designed to meet the needs of all international students, including undergraduate and graduate students. Topics include: ISSO services, the University Health Insurance Plan, immigration advising, student life in Canada, navigating Ottawa, and much more!

For more information about I-Start Orientation, please see our webpage here:

All events and more can be found on the ISSO events calendar. For additional questions, please contact the ISSO team at