Congratulations on being accepted to CapU! Now that you've received your letter of acceptance, it’s time to prepare for your first term. Here are your next steps.
Access your Welcome Guide for New International Students on eLearn
Find resources related to your study permit, accommodation, health insurance, peer-to-peer support, transportation, working in Canada and much more to help make your journey and transition to CapU and Canada smooth and successful!
Apply for a Study Permit
Once you receive your Letter of Acceptance, you can use it to apply for or renew your study permit (and an entry visa, depending on citizenship).
When you receive your approved study permit or Port of Entry Letter of Introduction, please upload it to the Document Dropbox in the Welcome Guide for International Students on eLearn.
Register for your courses
You will be emailed information about how to register for classes, along with your Registration Time Ticket which is the time you can register for classes.
Set your alarm!
Vancouver, Canada is in the Pacific Time (PT) Zone, so if you are outside this Time Zone during class registration, your Registration Time Ticket may fall within the night hours of your home country.
Be sure to set your alarm so you don’t miss your best chance to get all the courses you need.
Pay your remaining fees
You must pay any outstanding (remaining) fees before the fee payment deadline, or you will be automatically dropped from all of your courses.
Consider funding options for international students
Be sure to check out the resources available to you as an international student.
Learn about your medical insurance requirements
If living in British Columbia for longer than six months, all international students must enrol in BC's basic health insurance, called the Medical Services Plan (MSP), as soon as they arrive to Canada. MSP covers the cost of medically-necessary insured doctor services.
There is a waiting period before MSP takes effect. To ensure your well-being during this period, we will automatically enrol you in guard.me, a private insurance plan contracted by CapU to provide you with basic health insurance coverage before your MSP starts.
Attend International Student Orientation
Designed specifically for international students, this event provides you with everything you’ll need to know to start your time at CapU off right.Sign up
Attend New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is for all new students and is a chance to learn about CapU and participate in on-campus events to get in the CapU spirit!Learn More
Buy your books
Buy new or used textbooks at the Capilano University Bookstore or used textbooks at the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU).Find Textbooks - CapU Bookstore Directory