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.

International students drop- in advising is offered from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Study Abroad drop-in advising is available on Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Wednesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Thursday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

Study Permit and Visa

Information on study permit and temporary resident visa. 

Eligibility to Work

Information on work permit and SIN number.

Inbound Student Mobility

Information on traditional and non-traditional inbound exchange and mobility.


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 assist 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

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.

Events and deadlines