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During the briefings we will provide you with lots of useful advice, tips and information to help you prepare for your travel to and stay in Canada.
The briefings are informal receptions, with a presentation followed by refreshments, and family and friends are very welcome to attend and learn more about your new life in Canada.
The briefings also allow you the chance to meet other students from India who are going to study in Canada.
As the student preparing to leave home and join a university / college in Canada, there will be many things to think about.
The following notes may remind you of something you had forgotten about.
What to carry: Documents
Your passport, with visa.
All your academic certificates and mark sheets.
IELTS or TOEFL score card (originals and a photocopy).
Offer and acceptance letters.
Proof of your finances and funding.
All documents and information that the university has sent you.
Several passport-size photographs.
Travel and health insurance or medical notes.
Your driving license.
Student is suggested to keep directions to accommodation or the university, and emergency contact numbers, in your hand luggage.
It is also suggested to take a photocopy of all your important documents and leave originals with a friend or relative for safekeeping.
What to carry: Medical Report
If the student is under any medication then carry a letter (translated into English) from doctor explaining what the medicine is and what it is for, just in case you are stopped at customs on entering the Canada. Similarly, if the student is undergoing any long-term medical treatment then also bring a letter from your doctor, counselor, or hospital specialist. This letter can be shown to the relevant Canada specialist if further medication is needed.
What to carry: Money:
You may bring as much money as you like, in any form, into the Canada. You can also transfer money to the Canada by bank draft, international money order or telegraphic transfer. Please do not bring large amounts of cash. It is safer to bring your money in travelers? Cheques that can be cashed in banks, post offices and airports. A debit card carrying the Maestro or Cirrus logos is useful as you can use these cards to get money from cash dispensers (? holes in the wall?) each day within your limit. They are found almost everywhere, including airports.
You will also need to make sure you are able to pay your university tuition fees and your university accommodation at registration. You may wish, therefore, to also bring separate banker?s drafts made out for the correct amounts. Methods of payment include: banker?s draft that can be drawn in sterling at a Canadian bank; sterling travelers? cheques; cheque from a cheque book of a CANADA bank; Visa, Access, MasterCard credit cards; Euros, Dollars, sterling cash.
It is a visa requirement that you have enough money to pay for all of your expenses without needing to work part-time. The university does not have any funding available for international students who do not have enough money for the whole of their studies.
What to bring: Check-in Luggage:
Many airlines have a restrictive weight or size allowance. So try to carry important and required things.
Registering on your programme:
‘Joining Instructions’ gives dates for registration and explains what happens at registration. If you have not received this, please contact the International Office before or on arrival as this date is when students register with the university and attend their programme induction (orientation). As part of the registration process, you will need to produce original academic certificates.