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



CsF French Classes at CIE

Bonjour! Are you interested in learning basic conversational French or furthering your French skills? You will have the opportunity to learn and practice in a weekly 1 hour session for 8 weeks. Don't miss the opportunity! This class returns due to popular demand. 


(Open to all UofT students, including CsF students & exchange students)


Last day to register Wednesday, April 29th, 2015.

Limited capacity. No refunds. Classes are not for academic credit.


Level 1- Beginners: $60/student (Every Friday at CIE, 5:30pm-6:30pm from May 1 – June 19)

Level 2- Intermediate: $80/student (Every Friday at CIE, 6:45pm-7:45pm from May 1- June 19)

Level 3- Advanced: $100/student (Every Thursday at CIE, 5:30pm-6:30pm from April 30 – June 18)


Register on Book It: http://goo.gl/qlO2cj


For questions, contact Yoko Maliszewski


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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: May 4th, 2015  Register for the session

            May 15th, 2015 Register for the session

            May 22nd, 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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Permanent Residency Information Session: Express Entry and Ontario PNP programs:

Are you interested in staying in Canada as Permanent Resident (PR)?

Representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) will be coming to U of T to speak about the different ways international students can apply for PR. The session will cover:

  •  The new Express Entry application process

o   Federal Skilled Workers Program.

o   Federal Skilled Trades Program.

o   Canadian Experience Class

o   Provincial Nominee Programs (all Canadian provinces)

  • The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

o  The three streams available under the Ontario PNP Program

1.    Undergraduate students with a Job Offer. 

2.    Master's Students. 

3.    Ph.D. Students. 

When: Friday, May 8th , 2015, 3-5pm. Register for the Session

Where: Mechanical Engineering Bldg Room#: MC102
Address: 5 King's College Road Toronto, Ontario





Immigration and Citizenship News and Events:


CIE Social and Cultural Events:

  • To be announced


Student Exchange Programs: