I-Advise

You can now book your appointment with the International Services Centre through our new online system

New!  International Students who are currently in Edmonton can meet with an International Student Advisor without an appointment on a drop-in, first come first served basis! Please come to the International Services Centre (142 Telus Centre) from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (with the exception of Wednesday) and 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday, to take advantage of this opportunity. 

International students not currently in Edmonton should make an appointment for online advising.  If you are in Edmonton, please consider the drop-in option first to give students outside the city the priority for booking an online appointment.

 

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Welcome to the I-Advise Booking system for advising at the University of Alberta International Services Centre!

Use this tool to book an appointment to speak with an advisor. No need to wait in lines – you can make an appointment that conveniently suits your schedule.

Depending on the service you want, you will book an in-person or online one-on-one appointment to connect with International Services Centre advisors. If you are choosing an online appointment, after completing the booking you'll receive a Zoom link via a confirmation text or email.

Immigration advising is for U of A students only. Campus members with the status of Employee, Academic Visitor or Postdoctoral Fellow or Guest who have questions related to immigration (visas or work permits) should submit a ticket through the Staff Service Centre and include the word 'immigration' in the subject. 

TIP! New international students studying at the University of Alberta for the first time should complete the Online Orientation before making an appointment to speak with an advisor. If you would like to speak with an advisor after completing online orientation, please make an appointment for the appropriate service. An advisor will be happy to speak with you.

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TIP! If you make an appointment but cannot keep it, be sure to cancel it. You can do so using the link in your appointment confirmation email. Cancelling the appointment opens it up for another student if you cannot keep it.

TIP! Students with questions about immigration should review this website first. If you still need help, book an “Immigration Issues” appointment.

Who can speak to an advisor?

International Students

Each appointment provides you with enough time to address your issues. Do not book multiple appointments in a row. Please remember to cancel your appointment, even if it is 10 mins before. That way, another student can see an advisor at that time. If you repeatedly "no show" to your appointments, ISS will contact you about your future access to use this service.

Our team of licensed immigration consultants and student advisors work with students on supports for:

  • Study permits, work permits and visas
  • Emergency funding
  • Health care insurance
  • Information for SIN and income tax
  • Orientation and settlement

We also offer support and strategies for coping with:

  • Homesickness
  • Adjusting to a new culture
  • Building a community of friends
  • Intercultural communication

Please note: While advising on Permanent Residency (PR) matters falls outside the scope of International Student Services, the advisors are able to answer general PR questions and direct interested students to relevant resources.

UAlberta students who want to study abroad and International Exchange students already at UAlberta
Our team of advisors can provide valuable information on:
  • Exchange Programs (UAlberta students who want to study abroad and international exchange students already at UAlberta)
  • Short-term, e3, or Summer Programs (UAlberta students only)
  • International Internships (UAlberta students only).  NOTE: we do not provide advice on obtaining work permits/visas for foreign countries.  You should direct all inquiries to the nearest Consulate or Embassy for your destination country.
  • Funding  (UAlberta students who want to study abroad and international exchange students already at UAlberta who are receiving a Government of Canada scholarship)
Visiting Program Students

Our advisors provide personalized, comprehensive services for students in the following programs:

  • International Visiting Student Program (IVSP)
  • International Research Internship Programs

How to Make an Appointment

    1. Follow the prompts and enter your CCID. Your CCID is the first part of your '@ualberta' email address.
    2. Select what you want to talk to the advisor about, such as health insurance, financial, personal issues, etc.
    3. What option should you choose for your appointment? 
      1. Choose Immigration Issues, Personal Issues or Health if you are an international student needing advice. If you are an IVSP student, only choose this option if you need to talk to a regulated immigration advisor. Otherwise, choose, “I am a Visiting (IVSP) Student.”
      2. Choose Study Abroad or Internship Abroad if you are already a student at the University of Alberta and would like to talk to an advisor about going abroad to study or participate in an internship. If you are an incoming exchange student and would like to speak to an advisor, select this option as well. 
      3. Choose Work or Career Advice if you are an international student and would like more information about working in Canada or need advice about starting a career.
    4. Pick a date and time that you want to meet the advisor. A text message and email are sent with a link for your online meeting by booking this appointment.

Protection of Privacy

The personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be protected under Part 2 of that Act. Information collected will be used for the purpose of facilitating statistical analysis and advising purposes only. Direct any questions about this collection to: Associate Director, University of Alberta International, 142 Telus Centre, Edmonton Alberta T6G 2R3, advising@ualberta.ca (780) 492-2692

User Agreement

The use of this online booking tool to make an appointment with a University of Alberta International Services Centre advisor indicates that the student expressly consents to contracting electronically with University of Alberta International and the parties agree that this Agreement meets the requirements for electronic contracting in the Province of Alberta.