I am An International Student Moving To Canada, What Are My Next Steps?

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Before Landing In Canada

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, prior to leaving your home country, please request for a travel letter here. It takes about 3-5 business days to process. You need a quarantine plan and a flight ticket in order to request for a travel letter. 


After Landing In Canada

Medical Services Plan

Please click here on instructions on how to register for a Medical Services Plan (this is REQUIRED for all international students upon arrival) and how to apply for interim insurance. TWU students are eligible for a special rate under GuardMe but you may also find your own insurance provider for the first 3 months while you wait for MSP to be activated. 

If you have any questions, please contact us through the MBA helpdesk system

Social Insurance Number (SIN)

A SIN number is required for work and to have access to government programs and benefits. Apply here


Here are some places you can find housing in the area - TWU off campus housingCraigslist, Facebook Marketplace (on your Facebook), Vansky (Chinese platform) 


Go to ICBC to apply for a driver's license or for a BC ID

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Article ID: 137038
Thu 8/19/21 12:03 PM
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