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.



New Students: Please be aware of possible fraud/scam

It has come to our attention that a scam may be going around targeting newly arrived international students. Typically, the student receives a call from someone claiming to be from Immigration Canada (the caller ID reveals the CIC Call Centre number, 1-888-242-2100) and informing the student that they have committed misrepresentation by entering an incorrect birth year on their customs declaration form (a white form visitors fill in upon entry to Canada). The student is then asked to make an immediate payment of $750 within half an hour or risk being removed from Canada. The caller provides a file number, case number and reference number and uses legal terminology such as "removal order" and "misrepresentation" to make the call appear legitimate.

This type of fraud is rare in Canada, but if you do encounter this unfortunate experience, CIC has advised that you immediately contact the RCMP's Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for assistance:

Telephone: 1-888-495-8501
E-mail: info@antifraudcentre.ca


Learn how to dance Forró — the Brazilian folk dance

Drop by the CIE to learn how to dance Forró — the Brazilian folk dance.


Every Tuesday and Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm during the summer.


Find out more about the Forró classes:

For further information, please contact Yoko Maliszewksi, swb.cie@utoronto.ca


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Summer Opportunities

International Opportunities for the summer


Are you interested in going abroad this summer? Want to participate in summer school abroad and earn credits?  Go to our Summer Options page to browse through the list of various summer destinations. 


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Post-Graduation Work Permit Information Session:

Will you finish the requirements of your program this year?

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

You may be eligible for an open work Permit (Post-Graduation Work Permit) valid for up to 3 years. 


Under the new CIC regulations, you have to apply for the Post-graduation work permit within 90 days from the date you finish your degree requirements (The 90 days period starts from when you receive your final grades)

The topics that will be discussed are as Follows:

  • Eligibility Criteria for the PGWP.
  • The deadline for submitting a PGWP application.
  • How to create an online account with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) which will enable you to apply online. 
  • The validity period of the PGWP. 
  • How to use your PGWP to qualify for future PR programs
  • An Overview of the Different options for permanent residency in Canada.

Date:      June 15, 2015 Register for the session

                June 19, 2015 Register for the session


Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00PM, 

Location: (CIE) 33 St. George St Toronto Room 102(Cumberland)


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