Arrival Information

Go over the following steps to stay on track before and after your arrival in Ottawa!

New International Graduate Students also need to access the Checklist for New Graduate Students

 17 Steps to Follow Before You Arrive in Ottawa

Step 1: Apply for your study permit as soon as you accept your Offer of Admission 

Step 2: Check your Carleton University e-mail regularly and stay connected to university news

Step 3: Make note of all important dates and deadlines

Step 4: Connect with a peer before you arrive

Step 5: Find a place to live – Apply to live on-campus OR Learn about off-campus living and off-campus meal plans 

Step 6: Register for ONE I-Start Orientation Session and request an early residence move-in date if attending the session on Friday August 31, 2018

Step 7: Book your plane ticket (s) and learn about the Airport Welcome Program 

Step 8: Register for the Fall Undergraduate Student Orientation OR the New Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant Orientation

Step 9: Register for classes on Carleton Central – Access Registration Assistance for Undergraduate Students OR Registration Information for Graduate Students 

Step 10: Make a plan for transferring funds from home to Canada

Step 11: Pay your tuition and residence fees

Step 12: Learn about the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

Step 13: Make copies of your identification and other important documents

Step 14: Start packing AND learn what to bring to your on-campus residence

Step 15: Pre-order your Campus Card online by August 17

Step 16: Learn how to get around Ottawa

Step 17: Read about Canadian society and get ready for your Canadian adventure! 

15 Steps to Follow After you Arrive in Ottawa

Step 1: Walk around and tour Carleton University 

Step 2: Pick up your U-Pass and Campus Card. Students living in residence will receive theirs in their move-in package.

Step 3: Move into Residence 

Step 4: Attend ONE I-Start Session OR Visit the International Student Services Office if you arrive after Orientation Week to receive information and guidance.

Step 5: Participate in Orientation Week events for undergraduate students OR graduate students

Step 6: Learn about opportunities to get involved on campus

Step 7: Print off your UHIP card

Step 8: Ride the bus and O-Train 

Step 9: Open a Canadian bank account

Step 10: Get a Canadian cell phone or SIM card

Step 11: Download the Carleton Mobile App 

Step 12: Attend classes

Step 13: Buy your books and school supplies

Step 14: Attend a group mentorship session

Step 15: Get an Ontario Photo ID Card  AND if you plan to work, get a social insurance number (SIN)