Things to do UO

1. Come to the Bureau for International Co-operation, International Students Division for your personal orientation session and for the following two items:

2. Check your valid student visa.

3. Remember, that the health insurance is mandatory for all international
students.

4. Go to your faculty and register for your courses. If you are a
graduate student, go and meet with your supervisor as soon as
possible, even before you select your courses.

5. Go to Info-Service, located on the first floor of Tabaret Hall in order
to :
5.1. pay your tuition fees,
5.2. get your student card. Be nice! Your picture for your student identification card will be taken!!
5.3 apply for an e-mail and internet account.

6. Subscribe to the International Students’ listserv.
Note that the International Student Division has put in place a new
listserv which is destined to help international students to stay in touch
with each other as well as with the Office.
To subscribe to the list, send an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.uottawa.ca
your message should read: subscribe uointstu-l

Do not include any signature lines.

7. Go to the «Human Resources Development Canada» and apply for a
«Social Insurance Number». It is an important identification card in
Canada. Also, if you have to work at the University, you will need to
have a «Social Insurance Number». The nearest «Canada Employment
Centre» to the University is located at 300 Laurier Avenue West,
level 2, East tower, phone number 990-5100.
When you go there, have with you your passport and your
student visa.

8. Open a bank account. Remember to bring your passport and
student visa with you.

9. Remember; as an international student you can work on campus.

9./ If you require a bus pass, purchase them at The Pivik located in the University Centre near the Agora. The transit company in Ontario is called «OC Transpo» and its’ phone number is : 741-4390. The transit company in Quebec is called «STO, Société de transport de l’Outaouais» and its’ phone number is : 770-3242.

10. You can obtain your international student identification card at «Travel Cuts» located on 222 Laurier Avenue East, 2nd floor. Phone : 238-8222.

11. Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education, Admissions, 596-8211 extension 8251. 133 Greenbank Road, 3rd floor.

12. Remember that the International Student Office is located at 538 King Edward. Phone number : 562-5820. Fax number : 562-5100. E-mail : intlstu@uottawa.ca