Session to offer information on obtaining permanent residency in Canada

The International Student Centre will hold an information session on permanent immigration to Canada on Thursday, November 8, in room 102, Centre for Engineering Innovation.

The information sessions, held during fall and winter semesters, bring an officer from Canada Immigration and Citizenship to campus to explain the different application processes for permanent residence and citizenship in Canada.

Many international undergraduate and graduate students want to make the transition from temporary to permanent residence, and eventually to citizenship, says Enrique Chacon, international student advisor.

“The only way for students to get this information is online,” Chacon says. “There is no office to answer these questions, so it is a unique opportunity for an immigration officer to come to campus.”

The session, entitled “CIC - How to apply for Canadian PR”, runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m. All who are interested in the topic should attend, as the next session will be in 2013. Attendees are encouraged to first review the Immigration Canada Web site and prepare questions for clarification.

— by Chantelle Myers