International student services

At NorQuest International, we believe each student can be successful if given the right tools. We provide a wide range of support programs and services to international students to help meet their unique needs. Our team commits to student success, and we admire the resilience and dedication that students show each day.

International student advising

Our international student advisors can help you with:

  • immigration-related matters (advising about study permits, work permits, temporary resident visas, spousal temporary resident documents, and Permanent Residency after graduation) and how an academic plan affects immigration compliance
  • settlement guidance

Book an appointment with an international student advisor. Appointments are available in person or online.

Upcoming international student events

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New International Students pre-arrival webinar

New International Students pre-arrival webinar

Dec 9, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Online

Are you coming to Canada soon? We can help you prepare and answer your travel and settlement-related questions!

Campus meet-up

Campus meet-up

Dec 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Edmonton

Let's do student life together! Join your fellow international students for a Campus Meet-Up, connect with new friends, and get support from your peers.

Drop-In Sessions for New International Students

Drop-In Sessions for New International Students

Dec 16, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Online

Are you new to Edmonton? You may have questions about settling in Canada and starting your first term. We can help! Meet with us one-on-one to ask us any settlement or immigration-related questions.

Transition and settlement services

The International Student Settlement Advisor helps with:

  •  Transitioning to Canada and NorQuest
  •  Your first set of documents needed to settle in Canada
  •  Finding accommodation and budgeting
  •  Navigating the transportation system
  •  Cultural and social adjustment (connecting with ethnic organizations)
  •  Helping family members settle (language, employment, community building)
  •  Referrals to local and community services
  •  Info sessions and workshops on tenant rights, financial literacy, and more

Book an appointment with the International Student Settlement Advisor on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.

Walk-in appointments are welcome.

We are open Monday - Friday from 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Room 1-215, Civic Employees Legacy Tower
10215 108 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T5J 1L6
780.644.6128 or 1.866.534.7218 (toll-free)
international@norquest.ca

International social engagement services (Leadership, volunteering, and more)

The International Student Engagement Officer helps with:

  •  Transitioning into a Canadian education setting and classroom
  •  Adjusting to a new culture and integrating into the Canadian society
  •  Celebrating cultural diversity at NorQuest
  •  Meeting new people, overcoming homesickness, and building connections
  •  Developing leadership skills
  •  Learning about student programs, events, and activities on campus (i.e. volunteering, Peer Mentorship program, Jumpstart program, Campus Meet-Up, Global Café)

Book an appointment with the International Student Engagement Officer on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays.

Walk-in appointments are also welcome.

We are open Monday - Friday from 8:15 am - 4:30 pm. 
Room 1-215, Civic Employees Legacy Tower 
10215 108 Street NW 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T5J 1L6 
780.644.6128 or 1.866.534.7218 (toll-free) 
international@norquest.ca 

Orientation

We offer pre-arrival webinars and orientation sessions. These provide you with tools, resources, and information that will ease your transition to student life. Attending orientation is compulsory and essential for your success at NorQuest. We will email your invitations two months before the program start date.

Our International student handbook has resources for new international students to ensure a smooth transition to the college. This handbook also includes information about the most important items to take care of during the first weeks after arrival, tips about everyday life in Canada, and how to get involved socially.

Video courses

We have developed video courses to help you with your application process to IRCC. These courses provide step-by-step guidance on how to navigate important aspects of a study permit extension and the post-graduation work permit (PGWP) program:

Immigration sessions

Our international student advisors are RCIC or RISIA-certified. They provide presentations, workshops, and consultations to help you understand and navigate immigration requirements. These sessions include: study permits, temporary resident visas, co-op work permits, post-graduation work permits, and how study permits relate to available Canadian immigration programs.

NorQuest International

Room 1-215,
Civic Employees Legacy Tower
international.recruitment@norquest.ca 780.644.6128
Monday – Friday 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
Book an appointment