As one of your first CapU experiences, the International Student Orientation will be fun and meaningful!

Students with Jay, CapU Blues mascot

Spring 2023 International Student Orientation

Tuesday, January 3, 2022 (online/virtual)
8:30 — 10:30 a.m. (PST)


We're excited to invite you to the International Student Orientation, specially designed with you in mind! This event will be hosted virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing.

As a reminder, if you are a new international student starting your studies with us this spring, your attendance is mandatory. As a new CapU student, you can expect an informative morning to get you started off right!

Meet with faculty and staff, connect with new and current students, be introduced to the campus and important resources, meet your mentors, and learn all the tips you need to succeed throughout your CapU journey.


  • Learn more about health insurance and students basics;
  • Find out more about the Canadian classroom environment and Academic Integrity;
  • Learn about our different online learning platforms and best practices for staying focused;
  • Learn about important Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) information; and
  • Find out how to get involved in both online and on-campus events and activities.

If you are uncertain about your travel plans or study permit status, we still recommend you register for this virtual session so you can be prepared to begin your experience as a CapU student.

Stay tuned for an invite sent to your CapU email address soon!

Other Orientation events (all times PST)

Campus-wide Orientation (Virtual)

Tuesday, Jan. 3 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join all new CapU students who are starting this Spring 2023 for a campus wide orientation. More details and registration link will be posted shortly.

CapU Welcome Fair (In-person)

Wednesday, Jan. 4 | 9 – 11 a.m.

Visit the CapU Welcome Fair for an opportunity to tour the campus, explore different student clubs, form new connections and learn more about the support services available to help you through your time at CapU.

Be sure to stop by to pick up your welcome bag full of CapU swag and fun goodies! This year’s fair will be jam packed with exciting activities with more details to come.

New International Student Mixer (In-person)

Friday, Jan. 13 | 4 – 6 p.m. | Library Building, room LB321

Join us for an evening of music, free food, fun activities, prizes, and an opportunity to meet with the CapU international student community including our mentors from the International Leadership and Mentorship Program.

All international students are welcome. We can't wait to see you there!


Transition Webinars (Virtual)

Are you an International Student interested in learning about your new life in Canada? Join to this virtual workshop where we’ll talk about all the essentials: health care, SIN number, taxes and benefits, finding a job and pathways to Permanent Residency.

This workshop is provided by the North Shore Multicultural Society, a social service organization helping newcomers to Canada.


Did you know you are required to cite your sources for written assignments in Canada? Join Ashley Manhas, the Public Services Librarian and learn the basics of citing.

Participants will practice creating a reference list or works cited citations, and learn strategies to confidently cite any source in APA or MLA.


Other reminders

Welcome Guide for International Students

Check out your Welcome Guide for New International Students on eLearn! It has everything you need to know (and then some) about starting at CapU and will be an important resource for you to reference at different times throughout your studies.

To access the Welcome Guide, log in to eLearn and click on the Welcome Guide for New International Students course in your dashboard. Note: you will need your CapU login and password to access eLearn.


Sign up for a student mentor

Our student mentors are part of the International Leadership & Mentorship Program (ILMP) and are specifically trained to help you navigate your first term at CapU.

Our student mentors are in their second year or more and are eager to share helpful tips and tricks for being a successful student, show you how to access student services, and invite you to fun events so you can start meeting new people and making new friends.

This is a free service. All new international students are encouraged to participate to help make your transition into your school and new life in Canada a success.


Summer (May) 2023 International Student Orientation

Registration will open March 2023. Keep an eye on your myCapU email for updates.


Have questions?

Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience

International Student Orientation
604 990 7914
604 983 7576 (fax)
Library Building, room LB127