Virtual Orientation

Please use this section to get settled, find support and take advantage of university services. 

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Plan your health care coverage

For Canadians Citizens and Permanent Residents

Your provincial health plan may cover you while you are a student in BC. Do review your current plan to ensure continuous coverage while you're in BC. Please refer to https://www.sfu.ca/medical-insurance/graduate-canadian-citizens-permanent-residents.html.

For International and US Students

As a student studying in Canada, you must have medical insurance for the duration of your stay. For more information, please refer to https://www.sfu.ca/medical-insurance/international-us-students1.html.

For International Teaching Assistants

Your medical coverage may change if you are on a work term or practicum. For more information, please refer to https://www.sfu.ca/medical-insurance/international-teaching-assistants.html.