Living in Canada

For COVID-19 related information, visit the UVic response to COVID-19 website and the COVID-19 Information on the International Resources web page. Please note, as information can change without notice, for the most current immigration information, always visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website and the Government of Canada website

Wherever you're coming from, and whatever your previous connection to Canada, International Student Services (ISS) is dedicated to helping you optimize your UVic experience. Consider us your local consultants for all things new and different.

The International Student Advising (ISA) team provides non-academic support, such as pre-arrival considerations, settlement resources and immigration (e.g., study permit, work authorization) assistance for undergraduate and graduate international students who are seeking a UVic credential, as well as undergraduate and graduate international students who are visiting UVic from other institutions.

In this section, you will find information on the following topics:

If you have questions about any of these topics, please contact the International Student Advising (ISA) team.