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IRCC: Revised requirements to better protect international students

On December 7, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced: Temporary measures to allow some students to work off-campus more than 20 hours a week will be extended from Dec 31, 2023, to April 30, 2024. This will apply to students already in Canada and those who submitted a study permit application on or before […]

Here2Talk Provides Mental-health Support for Students this Fall

Free mental-health supports are available 24 hours a day for B.C. post-secondary students who may be coping with anxiety, depression and other concerns. Here2Talk is a virtual counselling service that provides immediate mental-health support to students via the Here2Talk app, over the phone or through online chat. Here2Talk supports overall well-being and mental health by […]

Study in BC Writer’s Award: Share Your Experience!

Are you currently an international student studying at a BC post-secondary institution? Want to inspire others by sharing your international student journey, gain valuable writing experience, and be eligible for a chance to receive a $1,000 towards your tuition? Apply now for a Study in BC Writer’s Award. Eligibility: You must be a full or […]

Real student stories

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My mental health and self care survival guide

Mental health and self-care are interconnected parts of our individual lives. In our world today, many people only associate the…
by Des'ree IsiborNigeria, Simon Fraser University

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Helpful tips for your career and professional development as an international student

Are you familiar with questions like: “What do you plan to do after you graduate university?” and “Where do you see yourself…
by Des'ree IsiborNigeria, Simon Fraser University

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Working part-time as an international student

In the 2020-21 school year, I took on a couple of roles outside of being a student to enrich my educational experiences. Prior to…
by Ziyun (Alina) ZengChina, University of British Columbia

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