Arrival & Orientation

International students are encouraged to arrive in Edmonton at least two weeks before the first day of class. An adjustment period is needed since the information from a new country and a new city can be overwhelming. It is also a good idea to arrive early and familiarize yourself with the city and the campus.

Here are important links to review prior to your arrival:

The following services are also available to welcome you to Edmonton:

Airport Welcome Booth

Dates: August 12, 2019 – September 4, 2019
Hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Next to door 9, across from baggage carousel 6

Don’t be shy… please stop by—we are looking forward to meeting you!

NorQuest College has worked in collaboration with other post-secondary institutions in Edmonton to create a welcome service! Volunteers will be ready at a Welcome Booth to greet you when you arrive and provide you with some initial information that will help ease your transition into life in Edmonton and life at NorQuest College.

When you arrive in the airport, follow the signs to the Welcome Booth for post-secondary students! Can’t find it? Ask an airport staff member for assistance.

SkyShuttle Transportation

Dates: August 5, 2019 – September 15, 2019
Hours: 5:00 am – 1:00 am
Location: Next to door 7, across from the information desk

Do you need transportation into Edmonton?

A FREE SkyShuttle service allows students to travel from the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to various drop-off locations in Edmonton. Please note that the cost of this service is free of charge only for international students who are newly admitted. Returning students are welcome to use the service, however, there will be a fee associated with your travel.

SkyShuttle has set drop-off locations and will be able to take you to the one closest to your accommodation. When filling in the request for free transportation with SkyShuttle, you will need to select your drop-off location.

Remember to answer all questions and submit the survey when you are finished. Your travel information will then be shared with SkyShuttle and they will be waiting to take you to your destination! If your family wishes to accompany you on the bus, they can purchase an $18 ticket/per person at the SkyShuttle booth.

SkyShuttle has provided a google map to help you determine where each drop-off location is so that you can decide which one is closest to your accommodation!

Register now for free SkyShuttle Transportation

International Student Orientation Registration is Now Open!

Welcome to NorQuest! On August 26, 27, and 28, 2019, we will be hosting the International Student Orientation.

Come and connect with other students and staff, the people who will support you throughout your studies here, discover the different service areas around the campus, and enjoy some treats (light breakfast and lunch on Day 1 and 2), games, and prizes to welcome you to NorQuest!

International Student Orientation is a three-day event that is open to all new incoming international students. Orientation will equip you with everything you need for successful transition to NorQuest!

Day 1: Monday, August 26  |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Singhmar Centre for Learning
10215 108 Street NW
Room 2-013

You will learn about the following:

  • academic and career advising services on campus
  • campus tour
  • finding suitable accommodation
  • how to register for classes
  • student wellness services and health care in Canada
  • student’s Association of NorQuest College

Day 2: Tuesday, August 27  |  9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Singhmar Centre for Learning
10215 108 Street NW
Room 2-013

You will learn about the following:

  • academic integrity and judicial affairs
  • banking and financial planning
  • cultural adaptation: Canadian fun facts, culture, and practices
  • immigration regulations
  • library tour and Tutorial Services
  • Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Day 3: Wednesday, August 28  |  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Civic Employees Legacy Tower
10215 108 Street NW
SANQC Activity Center (main floor lobby in front of NorQuest International)

  • We'll take a tour of downtown Edmonton and after the tour we'll walk to the nearest registry to apply for your Alberta Health Care card

Orientation is free, so take advantage of this opportunity to meet new people, connect with NorQuest staff and win some prizes.

Note: It is strongly recommended that new international students attend the orientation.

If you wish to attend this orientation, you must fill out the registration form here.

The deadline to register is Thursday, August 22 at 4:30pm.

We look forward to meeting you!

Ask us a question

International Student Office
Civic Employees Legacy Tower
Room 1-215


NorQuest College's Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number is O18795996622.

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