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Step 1. Check and update your study permit and other documents.
If you are transferring to SFU from another Designated Learning Institution (DLI), complete the DLI transfer process to notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that you will now be attending SFU (DLI No: O18781994282).
International Services for Students provides a variety of support, programming and non-academic advising on topics such as Canadian immigration documents (e.g. study permits, visas) and medical insurance, exchange and study abroad.
Step 4. Find housing and decide where to live.
Deciding where to live is one of the first things you'll need to do after you've been accepted to SFU, and you may find yourself re-making this decision a few times during your stay in Canada.
Educate yourself in identifying potential rental scams, which you may find while looking for off-campus housing. Learn more about common types of fraud and how to prevent them from the Vancouver Police Department website.
Step 5. Sign up for international transfer student transition programs.
This vibrant social and community engagement newsletter is your go-to resource for all things global, intercultural, and international at our university. It will keep you informed about the latest happenings on campus and beyond, helping you make the most of your student experience while fostering meaningful connections with fellow students from around the globe.
Applying for BC MSP and Social Insurance Number (SIN), opening up a bank account, and choosing a cell phone plan are some of the settlement tasks you may need to complete.
Explore important information and resources on various topics tailored for international students to assist you with your settlement tasks.
Your enrollment at SFU affects your ability to work, study, and stay in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires you to actively pursue your studies while at SFU.
Step 9. Find health and wellbeing support.
Whether you're looking for assistance with managing school stress, finding housing, understanding documents, or understanding Canadian services, our Transition Case Manager is available for one-to-one support.