The current issue of the ISO BULLETIN covers:
These Information Session are MANDATORY for ALL NEWLY ADMITTED international students!
The International Student Orientation has been especially designed for international students who are new to Concordia and Montréal.
Our program will focus on issues specific to your settling in Montréal (finding an apartment, opening a bank account, etc.); your adjustment to Concordia (registration, student ID card, computer account, etc.); and will, of course, discuss cultural adaptation, an important key to your success as a student. A comprehensive Information Package will be distributed when you attend an Information Session.
This is the best opportunity to get your questions answered and to get all the information you need regarding your settling in Montreal and at Concordia.
Students Starting Their Academic Program in the 2014 Winter Term should pick one session. The schedule is available online at http://supportservices.concordia.ca/iso/infosessions/immigration/
The Health Insurance Information Session is also MANDATORY for ALL NEWLY ADMITTED international students! However returning students who are uncertain about their health insurance plan are encouraged to attend.
Students Starting Their Academic Program in the 2014 Winter Term should pick one session. The schedule is available online at http://supportservices.concordia.ca/iso/infosessions/healthinsurance/
Please note that on Friday December 13, 2013 there will be NO ADVISORS available between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. as the advisors will be in a meeting. If you require immediate assistance, please feel free to call (514) 848-2424 ext: 3515.
We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you as of 2.00 p.m on Friday December 13, 2013.
This is a reminder that the University will be closed from December 21, 2013 to January 5, 2014 (inclusive). The University will reopen on Monday, January 6, 2014. Classes will start on Monday, January 6, 2014.
If you are in need of any assistance, please be sure to come by the International Students Office BEFORE Friday, December 20, 2013.
Please note that the Shuttle Bus service will end on Friday December 20, 2013. For more information please contact (514)848-2424 ext.4636.
It is our pleasure to assist you!!! Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In order to assist you better, and to ensure that you are given the proper time and attention you deserve, we would recommend that you try to come to our office before 4:45 p.m.
Should you require anything from the ISO or the university that requires processing time (e.g. letter requests, transcript requests, etc.) DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to request them. Many services around the university take around 5 working days to process, therefore if you need something before the university closes request them early, if not your request may only be processed in January.
Good luck with your final examinations, and please don't forget to come and see us BEFORE the holidays!
PLEASE NOTE that having a Canadian Social Insurance Number (S.I.N.) does not give you the right to work off campus, you MUST also have an Off-Campus Work Permit! We have noticed an increase in students who believe that having a S.I.N. gives them the right to work off campus and we want to be certain that students are aware that this information is incorrect. A social insurance number is required for anyone who has employment whether it be on or off campus, but international students wishing to work off campus must also have a work permit in addition to a S.I.N.
The first step in applying for an Off-Campus Work permit is to attend a MANDATORY information session given by the International Students Office. These sessions are given on a bi-weekly basis year round and additional sessions are added during peak periods. Further information regarding the Off-Campus Work Permit and the MANDATORY information sessions can be found here: http://supportservices.concordia.ca/iso/workingincanada/offcampus/.
Click here to register for one of the MANDATORY information sessions.
All international students must submit their CAQ and Study permit to the ISO, these need to be be ALWAYS up-to-date with the ISO. If your documents will be expiring soon and you have already renewed them then you should make sure you submit a copy of your CAQ and Study Permit to the ISO in order to maintain your course registration for the Winter 2014 term. If you are currently in the process of renewing these documents or haven't yet started this process, then you can visit the ISO to discuss your situation with an ISO advisor.
If you recently attended the Quebec Residency Information session and would like to have access to the presentation given by the representative from Immigration Quebec, you can download it here: Immigration to Quebec
Wondering what to do over the Christmas break! I know it's cold outside but staying inside is not the way to enjoy and expirence a Montreal Winter. There's so many different activities and events that are held throughout the Winter. There are activities like Skating, Skiing (Downhill and Cross-country), snowshoeing, tubing (my favourite). A lot of these activities are offered at Mont-Royal and a lot of other places. If you are interested in skating,don't worry about buying them, most place allow you to rent skates. For more information look at some of the following links: