The University of Alberta is committed to helping our international students adjust to life in Canada and providing a supportive environment while studying at UAlberta.

Our International Student Services team—at the International Centre—provides events and programming to help international students accomplish their academic and personal goals, plus share their knowledge and experiences with campus and off-campus communities.


Applying for a Social Insurance Number

Service Canada has recently changed the requirements for international students to apply for Social Insurance Numbers (SIN). Find out more.

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    University community unites for candlelight vigil to honour three lives suddenly lost.

  2. UAlberta rises to 87th in most international ranking

    Campus diversity, global research collaborations key to growing success on world stage.

  3. Job shadowing leads international student to unexpected career possibilities

    For Cathy Wang, UAlberta’s job-shadowing program opened a window of opportunity to see her own potential.

  4. State of the U: UAlberta has 'dared and achieved together'

    Looking back on her two terms as president, Samarasekera says U of A has “come together as a community” to build one of the world’s “great universities for the public good.”

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Get involved

Meet new friends and get connected during your time at UAlberta. Join a club, join a team, get involved!

Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming workshops to help you both in and out of the classroom.