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English Conversation Program welcomes new participants

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Spotlight | 0 comments

English Conversation Program welcomes new participants

This group meets every Thursday, 5:30 pm at the QUIC (workshop room), where we have 10 tables waiting for some fun and friendly conversation! Anjalika Khanna, our student facilitator, will welcome you at each session.  2 – 3 program volunteers sit with international participants at each table to answer questions, suggest Canadian expressions, chat about culture, and add to everyone’s vocabulary. Any international student, international visiting researchers and their spouses are welcome to join in on any Thursday until the end of...

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International Orientation with QUIC

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Events, Spotlight, Students | 0 comments

International Orientation with QUIC

International students who chose to arrive to Kingston early are invited to join us for the QUIC Orientation from August 26th-30th, 2019. Please register for the Orientation workshops HERE. These activities will give students an opportunity to visit QUIC, meet others and learn about Queen’s and Kingston.  Students arriving after August 30th are invited to visit QUIC and pick up their Welcome Package. The QUIC Orientation takes place before and after the various University Orientation programs – CLICK HERE to find out what programs are...

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Tips to Avoid Scams

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Spotlight, Students | 0 comments

Tips to Avoid Scams

Here are some helpful tips that may be useful for anyone: Never provide personal information or transfer money (or bitcoin) because of a phone or text message. Various scams are continuously introduced around the world, often involving a fake “you need to pay tax” or “there is a lawsuit against you” or “there is an issue with your visa or your SIN”. Typically, the caller demands immediate payment, most often via email transfer, wire transfer, gift card or pre-paid credit card. Scammers often pretend they are representing an official agency...

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Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Spotlight, Students | 0 comments

Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

Do you have questions about what to expect in your first year at Queen’s? Are you unsure about who to contact about accessibility, accommodations, or dietary restrictions? Join us at the Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) in July 2019 to find out more information. SOAR has many campus resources available to you. Here are just a few of the many resources available at SOAR: – International Centre (QUIC) – Career Services – Office of the University Registrar – Student Academic Success Services & The...

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Webinars to watch this summer

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Spotlight, Students | 0 comments

Webinars to watch this summer

Do you have questions about rental search, living in Queen’s Residences, student life, Canadian culture, academic integrity or health insurance? The Student Experience Office Webinars will provide you with some answers and a lot of useful tips!  The Webinar Series may be beneficial to anyone, depending on needs and interests; the QUIC is presenting several webinars that are geared towards incoming international students:   May 23: Visas, Study Permits and Immigration Information May 28: Off Campus – Finding a Place to Live for...

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Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in Spotlight | 0 comments

Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

International Students who will be graduating soon are encouraged to attend the information session at QUIC on Wed. May 29 2019 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Students who complete an academic degree, diploma or certificate program that is at least 8 months in length may be eligible for a work permit through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP).  The work permit that is issued is “open”. This means that it will not name an employer (a job offer is not required). This allows for movement between employers. More information is available from...

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Invitation to May activities with QUIC

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in Spotlight | 0 comments

Invitation to May activities with QUIC

Students, post-docs and spouses are invited to join us for social activities during the month of May. Eat your lunch at QUIC! Microwaves and facilities are provided. Drop in for some casual company. Walk to downtown Kingston with us! Visit the Farmers’ Market in Springer Square. Please join us for the following dates: 6-May-19 Lunch Club Mondays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 9-May-19 Farmer’s Market 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 13-May-19 Lunch Club Mondays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 16-May-19 Farmer’s Market 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm...

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Fraud Alert – CRA/Immigration Scam

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Spotlight | 0 comments

Fraud Alert – CRA/Immigration Scam

Here is an alert to be aware of various scam attempts from persons posing as Government Officials from various federal agencies including Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Please contact our International Student Advisors if you have any questions.  Things to know: ► Canadian Government Officials WILL NOT contact you directly and demand money in exchange for securing your Canadian status; ►The Canadian Government DOES NOT accept payments via Western Union, Money Grams, prepaid Credit Cards or...

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Clinics for Income Tax Help at QUIC

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Spotlight | 0 comments

Queen’s University International Centre in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are hosting tax clinics to support international students in preparation of income tax and benefit returns. These clinics are hosted by student volunteers and can support international students who have a modest income and a simple** tax situation. The Tax Clinic will run from March 19 to April 18, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-12 and 1-4, by appointments only. *We are not able to help those who are self-employed or have business...

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Income Tax Program at QUIC

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Spotlight | 0 comments

International students, learn how to Ufile for your income tax refund. We offer series of workshops and income tax clinics during the month of March and April. Here is the list of scheduled workshops – students normally need to attend only one workshop. Please register for your UFile at www.ufile.ca prior to coming to the workshop; bring a laptop with you. Monday, March 18 2:30pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, March 20 9:30am – 11:00am Monday, March 25 9:30am – 11:00am Friday, March 29 9:30am – 11:00am Monday, April 1...

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