International Students

Greater Moncton welcomes hundreds of international students each year and they are an important part of the community.

What Greater Moncton Offers International Students

Greater Moncton, comprised of three municipalities, Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, is the largest catchment area in Eastern Canada, with more than 1.4 million people living within a 2.5-hour drive of the community centre.

It is the centre of the Atlantic Trade Gateway, located halfway between the west coast of the United States and Europe, making it an impressive location for business headquarters and excellent employment opportunities both during your studies and after graduation.

It is a city full of diversity with a wealth of cultural events and international cuisine. Our learning institutions include universities as well as colleges and private specialized institutions.

Pre‑Arrival, First Days & First Weeks

PRE‑ARRIVAL FAQ


WHAT IS GREATER MONCTON LIKE?

A vibrant tri-community area featuring a welcoming atmosphere, safe and affordable living accommodations, exciting cultural events and nightlife, and a host of supportive resources await you in the Greater Moncton Area.

A majority of residents have either English or French as their mother tongue, but the region is excitingly cosmopolitan with a wide variety of food choices, entertainments, and sports events.

There are ample opportunities to work to support your studies and to propel you into a great career here after graduation should you decide to stay.

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WHY YOU WILL FEEL AT HOME HERE: 

The Greater Moncton Area has for decades been a centre of learning for students from all across the globe. Whether you are studying at one of our world-class universities or colleges or taking flight training, learning esthetics, or pursuing your technology studies, you will find the community welcoming.

You will be able to find coffee shops, free Internet in many public locations, and grocery stores offering culinary specialties from a wide variety of different cultures.

The Census Moncton Area is the fastest growing area in Atlantic Canada and that is largely attributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities, and open-mindedness of its residents.

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CAN I FIND PLACES TO ENJOY ACTIVE LIVING? 

Greater Moncton offers groomed walking and running trails in a series of neighbourhood parks as well as formal sporting programs such as hockey, basketball and baseball at local facilities. For camping adventures, the region is just one hour’s drive from two wild and scenic national parks.

The area has trampoline parks, a tree-top adventure park, a world-class zoo and water-theme park, and lots of private gyms and fitness centres.

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CAN I WORK ON A STUDY PERMIT?

You are permitted to work on campus or off campus for up to 20 hours per week during the time you are a student without applying for a work permit. You can even work full time during your vacation and on scheduled holidays. In both cases, you need a valid study permit and must be registered as a full-time student.

LEARN MORE: WORKING OFF CAMPUS

LEARN MORE: DETERMINE IF YOU CAN WORK OFF CAMPUS

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ONCE I GRADUATE, CAN I CONTINUE TO WORK IN GREATER MONCTON?

After receiving official confirmation of your graduation, you have 90 days to apply for a postgraduate work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

This permit is temporary. It is only valid for the period equivalent to that of your studies, or up to three years. You must have a valid study permit when you apply. If you want to stay here after that, you may apply to become a permanent resident of Canada.

LEARN MORE: POST GRADUATE WORK PERMIT PROGRAM
 

PRE‑ARRIVAL TIPS


  Ask for help to finalize registration with the institution. 

‑  Read the information given by the institution and meet registration deadlines. This is important!

‑  Confirm course selection with your academic advisor.

‑  Transfer funds to the institution and develop a realistic budget.

‑  Visit the institution’s website for pre‑departure information. 

‑  Call the helpline for international students at your learning institution with any questions if you are unsure.

‑  Send travel itinerary to the educational institution.

‑  Make temporary or permanent housing arrangements with the institutions before departure.

‑  Remember that the schools often have residences or student accommodations, be sure to contact them.

Important Telephone Numbers

Ambulance, fire, police, poison centre: 911 (open 24 hours)
Bus service & schedules (Codiac Transpo): 506.857.2008
Police (non-emergency): 506.857.2400
Power outages – NB Power: 1.800.442.4424 (open 24 hours)
Service Canada (Federal Government Services): 1.800.622.6232
Service New Brunswick (Provincial Government Services): 1.888.762.8600
Tele-Care (health information and support): 811 (open 24 hours)



 


FIRST DAYS IN CANADA


  Get your student ID card from the facility you will be attending.

  Open a bank account.

  Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

  Apply for your provincial healthcare card (Medicare) and supplemental health insurance.

  Participate in welcome/integration activities.

  Sign up for academic integration activities.

  Visit the campus and the rooms where your courses will take place.

  Get acquainted with university rules and characteristics of the program.

  Find childcare services.

  Enrol your child in school.

 

FIRST WEEKS IN CANADA


  Attend classes.

  Pay tuition before the deadline.

  Get familiar with the area’s different transportation services.

  Apply for credit and financial assistance.

  Learn more about student loan and bursary programs at your educational institute.

  Register for a French or English language course.

  Find an organization that can help with cultural adjustment.

  Apply for a driver’s licence.
 

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Get Connected

Each autumn international students are welcomed to Greater Moncton with a major International Student Welcome Event. Get involved with the event and participate as well in International Job Fairs in the area.

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