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Orientation Resources

Welcome to snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College! We are excited you made the choice to be with us and are here to support you throughout your academic journey.

 

Orientation Sessions

To help make the most of your first semester at Langara, we encourage all new students to join an orientation session before the start of their term.

If you missed orientation for summer semester, watch the recorded session or download the International Student Orientation (ISO) presentation for students in Regular Studies.

Are you a Continuing Studies student? If you missed the summer orientation, you may access the presentation slides here or watch the recording here.  Click here to view a list of Continuing Studies programs.

Fall 2024

Save the date! Planning for the Fall International Student Orientation is underway. Additional information and registration link will be provided by email closer to the date.

Regular Studies Orientation

Fall orientation events will take place during the week of August 26. Stay tuned for more details!

Click here to view a list of Regular Studies programs.

Continuing Studies Orientation

Details of the Continuing Studies Fall orientation event for international students will be posted under the Continuing Studies Orientation page in the summer once available.

Click here to view a list of Continuing Studies programs.

Orientation Guide

View this digital overview of supports and resources available to you in your early days at Langara College.

Or download the complete PDF guide, a detailed reference for international students who are in their first semester at Langara College.

Recorded Sessions

International Student Orientation (Regular Studies) - Spring 2024

Prepare for your first day of class

Best Way to Learn Online

Nervous about virtual learning? Watch this video from our i-Guide Mentors.

International Student Panel

Canadian Culture Workshop

International Student Orientation (Continuing Studies) - May 2024

Recorded Student Workshops

Academic Probation FAQ for International Students – December 2023

    • This recording addresses 10 frequently asked questions related to Academic Probation, covering topics such as academic standing, GPA, and the immigration impacts of probation.

Academic Suspension (Summer 2024) – Immigration Information for International Students – April 2024

    • This recording explains the impact of academic suspension on the immigration status of international students who have been placed on academic suspension for the Summer 2024 semester.

Banking in Canada for international students – Jan 18, 2022

  • New to Canada and want to learn more about banking? Check out this workshop to hear how banking works in Canada and some handy banking tips. The information presented in this workshop recording is subject to change. For more information, please visit RBC on Campus located in A Building.

Filing taxes for international students – Feb 8, 2022

  • It’s tax season! Do you know international students can file taxes too? Check out this workshop to learn how to file your taxes here in Canada.

Fraud prevention – Feb 15, 2022

  • Online or offline, scams and fraud are constantly evolving and con artists are working hard to target you when you least expect it. In this workshop, learn how to protect your personal information and protect yourself against financial loss. The information presented in this workshop recording is subject to change. For more information, please visit RBC on Campus located in A Building.

Getting & building good credits in Canada – Jan 25, 2022

  • It’s important to build your credit in Canada. In this workshop you will learn what good credit means and how international students can do to build a good credit. The information presented in this workshop recording is subject to change. For more information, please visit RBC on Campus located in A Building.

Immigration and working on/off campus – Sep 20, 2022

  • Learn more about working on and off campus while studying as an international student here in Vancouver. The information presented in this workshop recording is subject to change. Please refer directly to the IRCC website for the most up-to-date information.

Information session – Langara English Test (LET) – Sep 28, 2022

  • This information session provided information about the Langara English Test (LET) and answers to questions about prerequisites for English or communications courses. This session was for both new and current students.

Information session – Math Diagnostic Test (MDT) – Oct 5, 2022

  • This information session provided information about the Math Diagnostic Test (MDT) and answers to questions about prerequisites for math or statistic courses. This session was for both new and current students.

MSP and health insurance for international students – January 2023

  • This workshop will introduce the various insurance plans that international students need to know, including MSP, GuardMe, and the LSU Health & Dental Plan.

Pre-registration webinar – June 15, 2022

  • This webinar shares key information for new students registering for their first semester (Fall 2022).

Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) – November 2023

  • Interested in information about the post-graduate work permit? This workshop will cover all the topics you need to know about your PGWP. The information presented in this workshop recording is subject to change. Please refer directly to the IRCC website for the most up-to-date information.

Study permit extension and co-op work permit – March  2023

    • In this workshop, learn how to extend an existing study permit and how to apply for (or extend) a permit for co-op work experience. Please refer directly to the IRCC website for the most up-to-date information.
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