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International Students

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Get Organized

We know how overwhelming it can be to learn about your new country while trying to prepare for school. By getting organized and making arrangements now, you can reduce the number of tasks that you need to complete when you arrive.

Expand - Attend workshops Attend workshops on studying in Canada in your home country

Expand - Get your paperwork together Get your paperwork together

Expand - Planning Plan your arrival date

Expand - Contact Contact people who you know in Canada

Expand - Find out quality assistance Find out if you qualify for assistance

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Prepare for School

Where should you attend school? What will student life be like? How much does it cost to live in Canada? There are lots of online resources that can help you get a taste of student life in Canada and prepare for this exciting step. Better Student Life? (opens external website in new window)

Expand - Transfer your school credits Transfer your school credits

Expand - Evaluate your language skills Evaluate your language skills

Expand - Check out LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) Check out LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

Expand - Find a place to stay Find a place to stay

Expand - Find newcomer services in your area Find newcomer services in your area

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Arrange Finances

Here are some things you can do now to help get your finances set up before you arrive in Canada and start school.

Expand - Open a Canadian bank account Open a Canadian bank account

Expand - Transfer money into your Canadian bank account Transfer money into your Canadian bank account

Expand - Understand the Canadian banking system Understand the Canadian banking system

Expand - Determine need for medical insurance Determine need for medical insurance

Expand - Obtain Exchange some money into Canadian funds Obtain Canadian funds

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Study in Canada

Are you thinking of going to school in Canada? Many international students choose to study in Canada each year. Canadian universities are among the best in the world. Once you have been accepted at a school in Canada, you may apply for a study permit at the Canadian Embassy or at the Canadian Consulate General.

For a full listing of study permits and other entry requirements visit the government of Canada’s website (opens external website in new window).

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Students coming to Canada from China

Starting May 3, 2011 qualifying students from China applying to study in Canada can choose to submit fewer documents in support of their study permit application through RBC Royal Bank®. RBC is the only Canadian Financial Institution that is able to offer the Reduced Financial Documents Option through the “Beijing Student Partner Program GIC”. Please see program details below.

Beijing Student Partner Program GIC

Expand - Reduced Financial Documents Option – “Beijing Student Partner Program GIC” Reduced Financial Documents Option – “Beijing Student Partner Program GIC”

Expand - Eligibility criteria for the “Beijing Student Partner Program GIC” Eligibility criteria for the “Beijing Student Partner Program GIC”

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