International Students in Residence

International Resident Programming

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International student support and diversity are very important to our department. We provide our international students with opportunities to explore the Greater Toronto Area allowing them to feel both connected and supported while living in residence. For example, this past academic year the department took students to visit a Pumpkin Patch in the fall and went to watch the Kinky Boots musical production in the winter semester. Through our intentional programming model, we ensure that our international students are thought of and that our student leaders are incorporating your needs.

It is important to us to hear from our students so part of our planning includes collecting information from our international students and including them in our processes. Additionally, we build a close connection to the International Education Centre (IEC) and provide our students with the option to connect with successful upper year students to learn new ways of getting involved and how to be successful during your academic journey.


Why live in residence?

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To support your transition, your Residence Education Facilitator (REF) and/or Living Learning Community (LLC) Program Facilitator (LLC PF) and Don live nearby to help answer questions, lead seminars, social events and study sessions. Our first-year communities make it easy to walk to class, review notes and study for exams with your neighbours and roommates!

Can't visit us in person? Check out our virtual tour of residence!


Translated Application Guides

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In an effort to support our International students through the residence application process, we want to translate our application guide into different languages.


Disclaimer: Student Housing & Residence Life will not be held liable for any miscommunication or misinterpretation as a result of the translation of this guide.


International Student Resources


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International Education Centre

The International Education Centre is a fantastic campus resource that is here just for you! We strongly encourage you to visit and explore all the great content on their website: 



Some key information to highlight:

  • University Health Insurance Plan - The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for certain international students to ensure you have basic health care coverage while studying in Ontario. International students in residence will receive their UHIP card during move-in day.

  • Valid Post-Secondary Study Permit and Visitor Visa (When Applicable) - To study in Canada, international student needs a valid post-secondary study permit and may require a visitor visa depending on their country of citizenship

  • Pre-Arrival Information - As an international student, you may be excited and overwhelmed by your decision to study in Canada. The International Education Centre (IEC) has compiled information and resources to help you navigate your transition, including what you need to know before and after you arrive.

Store Your Dorm

Moving in and out residence can be a difficult task.Store Your Dorm aims to simplify the student moving process by offering packing supplies, pick-up and delivery in all of their storage packages.

Find Storage Fast

FindStorageFast is a website that can help you find storage locations within the city.  Options in Mississauga include, Access, Storage Mart, Secure Self, and more.  Some companies offer full service pick up and delivery or traditional self storage.