International Students are supported to succeed in Northwestern Ontario schools and various services are available to ease the transition into a new school, a new home and a new country.
offers a range of international student services including an International Education Centre, International Student Exchange Programs, a Language Buddy Program and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. A friendly team of staff are available to assist new immigrants and international students with applying for student visas, finding accommodations and getting acquainted with their new community.
also realizes that studying in a foreign country can be a challenging experience. The school has more than 42,000 alumni in 67 different countries and provides a wide range of services and events for international students throughout the year. The Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) offers an arrival assistance service to all international students coming to Thunder Bay for under-graduate and graduate studies.
On-campus Residence Units are also offered in addition to student advisors and orientation activities. At the International/Exchange Student Orientation many topics are covered including an introduction to the on-line registration process, information regarding employment and immigration, banking and financial planning information as well as many planned social events.
More than 65,000 foreign students come to study in Ontario every year. If you are a non-resident of Canada, you may need a study permit or a temporary resident visa to attend school here. Find out how to apply for a study permit, where to get application forms and guides, and what documents to provide with your application at Citizenship & Immigration Canada