6 important steps to do once accepted into university!
After several months of wait, you finally received the response that you’ve wanted You’re finally admitted into the university of your choice, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re stepping into the real world and you must be well prepared. It’s a long process, therefore don’t waste time. Here, are listed 6 important steps that you should not neglect after receiving your acceptance letter.
It is a certificate that every person willing to pursue his studies in the area must have. This certificate gives you the green light to ask for your student permit. Around 20 days after filling your CAQ request you should get an answer.
- The student permit
The student permit is delivered by the Canadian government. It will allow you to study in the province. In general, it is valid during your entire studies. For example, if you’re in a bachelor program that lasts 3 years, your study permit will be valid for the same amount of time. But, it may differ in some cases (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/student.asp)
- Plane ticket
Once you’ve completed all of your paperwork, and you respected the conditions stated by your university (for example: get honours if you’re in the French system). You can finally look for a plane ticket for the big jump! The prices may vary depending on the season. During the summer, the prices are likely to be more expensive. Therefore, try to purchase your tickets early.
Not everyone has family or friends in Montreal, so the easy solution is to find a place to sleep before getting your final housing. There’s a lot of possibilities depending on your budget: hotels, hostels and Airbnb as well… Here are some links that will help you out:
- Housing (flat-sharing, apartment, student residences)
Shortly before leaving, you can start looking for a place to live on the websites created for this purpose (list will follow) when you’re here, you must organize housing tours/visiting in order to see what suits you best.
- The essentials
New country, a fresh start. You should not forget the essentials that you must get out of the way once you’re here.
- Bank account: RBC, Desjardins, BMO, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, Scotia, BNC
- Cellphone: Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin Mobile, Koodoo, Chatr, Videotron, Public…
- Transportation: make your opus card, they usually do campus tours so stay on the lookout to know when they are coming to your university.
With one vision tour, you can have assistance for all of those steps so do not hesitate to contact us.
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