Pre-Departure Briefing for International Students in Canada
The role of Chetanya Career Consultants does not end with greeting you for successful visa arrival. Rather, we also assist you with the pre-departure information to keep you updated with the situations at your destination.
In this blog, we will discuss the major questions and concerns that arise in students’ minds before they reach Canada. We strive to provide you with an outline of all situations you will deal with in Canada and address them with the best possible solutions.
Document act like a treasure for you throughout. Make sure to keep it safe at any cost. Make a checklist of required documents and carry it carefully. Important documents include-
Travel and Health Insurance
Letter of acceptance
Proof of funds
Discussing the accommodation, in Canada, four types of accommodation facilities will be available for you. It includes:
In shared accommodation, two to four students share the living place. This will reduce the overall cost of the room per head. Usually, these places are non-furnished and do not include Gas/Hydro. The shared accommodation cost can range from CAD 300-400. Therefore, shared accommodation is preferred for newcomers.
Many options are available for both furnished or unfurnished housing in Canada for living privately. But, it is always suggested to check reviews of each rental apartment and the feedback from other people who have already lived there.
Living with a host family provides safety as you are new to the country.
The host family can familiarise you with the city by giving an overview of the culture and answering your doubts. Usually, it takes 30 to 50 minutes, in general, to commute to your workplace.
Some universities provide the facility of residence on-campus or nearby campus, preferably for the first year of the course. Usually, they offer to stay in Dormitories or Townhouses. Dormitories are large buildings accommodating many students, whereas Townhouses are for only three to six students.
Both housing categories might offer utilities like heat, hot water and internet at a reduced cost.
As we represent our country abroad, It is always advisable for the students to hold themselves accountable to honesty, trust, and ethics in coursework. Students must abide by all the rules of the foreign university with dedication.
Copyright norms may differ from country to country. So, It is important to be aware of the copyright laws of Canada. It is advisable not to download, access or share any copyrighted materials you don’t own without proper consent from the owner.
Weather and Winter Clothing
Winter falls in Canada from mid-December to mid-March. During this duration, the temperature ranges from -5 to -15 degrees Celsius. As our body is not adaptable to such a harsh cold climate, we suggest international students arrange necessary winter clothes and accessories as a priority after reaching Canada. It includes:
Parka/ Winter Jacket and Cap
It is recommended not to buy these clothes from India. It is preferred to purchase it from Canada. Canadian clothes are made suitably to meet up with cold weather conditions.
Moreover, wear sturdy shoes, a jacket and a warm sweater or jumpers for your arrival.
What to carry
Students must carry all important documents along with their two-three photocopies
Basic first-aid kit
Prescribed medicines along with the prescription
Eyeglasses, Dental-which are expensive in Canada
What not to carry
Winter clothes- as discussed above
Lots of clothes in general
A lot of cash (for the safety purpose)
Utensils (if you would be sharing accommodation)
Be aware of the restrictions upon entering Canada
Certain items such as tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and animal and plant products are prohibited from coming to Canada.
Ensure to have information regarding your accommodation- address, contact name and number. Border officers can ask you for such details.
Ensure to keep valuable items and documents on hand to avoid any misfortune like in case your luggage got lost or misplaced.
3C will make you prepare for your abroad journey
Being one of the best study visa consultants, we look over everything which comes across your successful immigration to Canada. Therefore, Chetanya Career Consultants keep organizing events named ‘Bon Voyage. We partner with representatives of top universities abroad, which strive to guide students on pre-departure objectives.
The ultimate goal of organizing such events is to make students ponder upon useful information they need to know before they arrive in Canada. This will reduce any dilemma they are facing and clear up their doubts.
Contact Chetanya Career Consultants to know about such upcoming events.
Fly abroad hassle-free with 3C.