• Confirm Acceptance by paying your fees according to the due dates listed in box 22 of your Letter of Acceptance.
  • Apply for immigration documents: passport, study permit, entry visa (if required): IRCC website information.
  • Send us a copy of your Study Permit Approval letter as soon as you receive it.
  • Collect (and pack) any other special documents you may need (for example, any documentation regarding ongoing health conditions, prescription medications, travel insurance coverage, emergency contact information, financial guarantees, international driver’s licence, etc.). It is a good idea to take copies of each of these and pack them in a separate bag or leave them at home with a family member in case the originals get lost.
  • Upload photo for student ID card: How to upload my photo . Pick up your photo ID (known as your ONE Card) on campus as soon as you arrive.
  • Check orientation schedule/class start date: College orientation information and International Students’ Orientation information.
  • Book flights to arrive before your program orientation and the first day of class.
  • Book airport pick-up.
  • Find a place to live.
  • Purchase essentials to pack (personal hygiene supplies, regular clothing, warm winter clothing if available in your country, personal accessories, electronic devices, anything specifically required for your program, etc.).
  • Visit our Facebook page to find out what’s happening at the International Office and connect with other students.

Important items to bring

  • Passport
  • Conestoga Letter of Acceptance
  • Visa and/or Work Permit
  • Canadian currency (about $200 is suggested for any immediate expenses especially if you are arriving late at night or on a weekend when banks may be closed) and credit or debit cards
  • Mobile phone and/or SIM card with charger and outlet converter
  • Laptop computer with charger and outlet converter
  • Housing information (Residence address and phone number, Homestay host contact information, landlord contact information and copy of any other housing documents such as Residence/Homestay application, signed lease, etc.)
  • Medications (in original containers) and copies of prescriptions or doctor’s notes
  • Prescription eye glasses and/or contact lenses