International Student and Study Abroad Centre

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is a resource and campus partner for all students, staff, and faculty. ISSAC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, globally aware and engaged campus community.

Drop in advising is offered Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Arriving

A free taxi and first-night accommodation service is available to new international students who need transportation from the bus depot/train station/airport and who require accommodation for their first night in the city. Students need to submit the online requests at least 2 weeks prior to their arrival in Saskatoon.

The international Student and Study Abroad Centre is here to assit all international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students and their families in their transition to the U of S and Saskatoon.

After students’ arrival, international students are encourage to come to ISSAC to receive an arrival package, including the Student Guide, and receive settlement support and referrals.  ISSAC has a team of Student Assistants who provide one-on-one and small group arrival and settlement support, and a team of international Education Officers who offer individual advising in drop-in hours. Where necessary, International Education Officers also set up longer appointments to help international students address more complicated issues. 

Settlement support for all international students

ISSAC hosts an International Student Welcome for both the fall and winter intake of international and exchange students.  Students can register via the main orientation website.  Other locally hosted events, student led activities and learning sessions can be found on the ISSAC Facebook page.

When you arrive at the port of entry (airport or other border crossing in Canada), you will be issued your study permit and may be asked for the following documents:

  • a Letter of Introduction from the visa office confirming that your study permit application has been approved. (This letter contains your permit reference number and the officer needs this letter to issue your study permit);
  • Your passport;
  • Temporary Resident Visa (if applicable)
  • Copy of your acceptance letter from the University of Saskatchewan.

Study Permit and Visa

Information on study permit and temporary resident visa. 

Eligibility to Work

Information about work permit on SIN number.

Exchange and Other Academic Oppotunities

Information on exchange programs and other short-term academic oppotunities.