Centre for International Experience

News and Events

The Centre for International Experience (CIE) brings you a wide range of cultural events, social events and activities designed to offer you a taste of Canadian and world cultures. There are also sessions to help you plan for international travel. Keep checking back for news about international opportunities and future events planned through CIE.


CIE's Income Tax Clinics

CIE hosts volunteer-run income tax clinics for international students undergraduate and graduate students. The tax clinics will run from March 10th to April 4th on location with volunteers available from 11am to 4pm daily. Volunteers are trained by the Canada Revenue Agency through their own Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).


For information on what documents you need and - more importantly - what in general is the Canadian income tax filing process, please click here for more information. If you have any further questions, please contact the Tax Clinic Coordinators by email at cietaxclinics@gmail.com.


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Post-Graduation Work Permit and Head Start to Permanent Residency Info Sessions

Multiple dates throughout April and May 2014 (See Below for specific dates)

All sessions held at Centre for International Experience

33. St. George St.


Are you finishing the requirements of your program this April 2014? 

Would you like to stay in Canada after your graduation to work? 

Do you know that if you graduate from a program which is at least 8 months long you may be eligible for an open work Permit (Post-Graduation Work Permit) valid for up to 3 years. 

The Immigration Advisor at the Centre for International Experience will be giving sessions about the Post-Graduation Work Permit. 

The sessions will cover: 

  • Eligibility Criteria for the PGWP.(online Eligibility Questionnaire) 
  • Required Documents.
  • How to create an online account with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) which will enable you to apply online. 
  • How to submit documents online. 
  • How to pay for your application Online. 
  • The jobs that your PGWP will allow you work in. 
  • The validity period for your PGWP. 
  • How to use your PGWP to qualify for future PR programs
  • An Overview of the Different options for permanent residency in Canada.

Please register for these sessions by clicking the on the convenient time, indicated below:


Friday, April 25, 3-5pm

Monday, April 28, 3-5pm

Monday, May 5, 3-5pm

Friday, May 9, 3-5pm

Monday, May 12, 3-5pm

Friday, May 16, 3-5pm


For more information, please contact: isa.cie@utoronto.ca


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French VISA Information Session

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1-3pm

Cumberland Room, Centre for International Experience

33 St. George St.


Do you wish to temporarily visit study or work in France?

Representatives from the French Consulate in Toronto will be available to conduct an information session which will explain:

  • The various types of French non-immigrant visas and required documents necessary to meet the eligibility requirements.
  • How to apply for a French visa in Toronto and the required administrative procedures.
  • What you need to go on exchange to France.
  • What you will need to do summer abroad in France.
  • When and where to apply
For more information, please email: isa.cie@utoronto.ca


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Creating an Account with CIC and Applying Online for a Study Permit/Work Permit/Visa

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3-5pm

Centre for International Experience, Cumberland Room

33 St. George St.


Do you want to apply online for a Study Permit/Work Permit/Visa?


The Immigration Advisor at the Centre for International Experience will be giving an information session which will cover:

  • Navigating the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website : www.cic.gc.ca
  • How to create a MyCIC account.
  • How to complete the online Eligibility Questionnaire?
  • How to Fill in and validate the Forms?
  • How to Upload your documents to the MyCiC application Page?
  • How submit your application online?
  • The required documents for each type of applications.

Please register for this session by clicking here


For more information, please contact isa.cie@utoronto.ca


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Movie Night Wednesdays at the CIE!

Wednesdays in April (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th), 5:30-8pm

Cumberland Room, Centre for International Experience

33 St. George St.


Join us this month for Movie Night Wednesdays at the CIE! Every week we will be screening school comedies to help you relax during your exam schedule!


The screenings will take place in the Global Lounge at the CIE from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Feel free to bring snacks, a pillow, or anything that will make you feel comfortable.


Here's the movie schedule for the month of April:


Wednesday April 9th we'll be screening the North American classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"


Wednesday April 16th we'll be screening the shakespeare classic remake of "Romeo and Juliet"


Wednesday April 23rd we'll be screening the hilarious remake of "21 Jump Street"


Wednesday April 20th we'll be screening the classic novel based film "The Outsiders"

No registration required - just show up!


Hope to see you there!


For more information, please contact: global.lounge@utoronto.ca


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